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Small Business Opportunities

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for me?

There are several types of opportunities available for small business owners. Each type has specific characteristics that are important to understand.


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Accelerators & Incubators

Accelerators and Incubators are programs that give businesses access to mentorship, investors and other support that help them become stable, self-sufficient and scaleable.

Learning Opportunities

As a small business owner, there is always something more to learn. Learning opportunities like workshops, seminars, and trainings teach business skills you can use to grow your business.

Capacity Building

Capacity Building and Technical Assistance opportunities build operational capacity with support in areas like marketing, web development, accounting, point of sales and more.

Vending Opportunities

Local vendor opportunities are a great way to get out in the community and get your business name out there. Opportunties might include pop-up shops, festivals, fairs and concerts.

Contests & Competitions

During business contests and competitions, entrepreneurs present their business concepts to a panel of judges for a chance to win a cash prize or investment capital.

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Contractors Development Cohort


We’re offering the Contractor Development Program. This series has been developed and curated by Detroit Training Center instructors and community partners to educate and provide resources for new contractors at each step in the process of getting their construction company up and running.

Contractors will leave the series empowered to use the skills to grow their business, with the necessary network, connections to contract opportunities, and experience to make it on their own.

The Contractor Development Series will be delivered in a hybrid model with most education remote, providing students with the opportunity to learn directly from home, while complying with state regulations and providing a safe learning environment.

Contractors will learn how to leverage their current network, as well as city, county, state, and local resources to develop and broaden their skill set. Through a carefully curated curriculum, students will learn:

How to find projects to bid on;
- How to get on bid lists;
- Creating and utilizing a BidSync account;
- An overview of City of Detroit, Wayne County, State of Michigan, and federal programs
- Information on getting their small business certified; and more.
- Panel will include Developers, Government Buyers, and Large Contractor

Throughout the course we will assist with creating:
- Hosted Website with Contact form to their new company email address
- Initial Set of Business Cards, Flyers
- Quickbooks Account
- Company Facebook
- Business Plan
- Financial Projections
- Loan Applications


To participate you must be licensed as a Michigan Residential Builder, Mechanical Contractor, Electrician, Plumber or intend to work under a Commercial Contractor.


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Small Business Day Detroit


Get step-by-step guidance on how to start your business. Several business development experts will donate their time to help guide entrepreneurs on how to properly start their businesses.

Every Attendee receives $1,500 in Free Resources such as a FREE website, incorporation service, and small business course. Join Small Business Day Detroit on March 16 or March 23 at 10 AM EST for a half day of training by the nation's leading small business experts.



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