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For Small Businesses

Detroit small business owners, make the most of this holiday season with Detroit Economic Growth Corporation and Detroit Means Business'

Shop Small Detroit resources.

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Holiday Activation Guide

Get your small business ready this holiday season with digital tools, business assistance, marketing tips and much more. Check out the 2023 Holiday Activation Guide.

Need help navigating small business resources for the holidays?

Check out the resources and events below.

10 tips to prepare your small business for the holidays

TechTown's checklist has you covered to make sure your small business maximizes sales this season.

Visual Merchandising for the Holidays Guide

An introduction to using visual merchandising methods in preparing your selling space for the holiday season! Presented by ARC Design Studios LLC.

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For Shoppers

Citywide, we celebrate the entrepreneurs and business owners who keep our neighborhoods humming. Keep your dollars flowing to those who have invested right here.

What is Shop Small Detroit?

Looking for great places to shop and dine in Detroit? Look no further than the Shop Small Detroit map! The local businesses listed on the map create jobs, support their community, and provide Detroiters with goods and services right where we live. 

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The Spirit Card

The Spirit Card is a digital community gift card for exclusive use at participating Detroit restaurants and retailers. There is no better way to support those that are Detroit-based than with the purchase of The Spirit Card.

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Shop Small Events

  • Exploring Small Business Ownership: Your First Steps - Interactive Webinar
    Exploring Small Business Ownership: Your First Steps - Interactive Webinar
    Tue, May 21
    Webinar
    May 21, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Webinar
    May 21, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Webinar
  • Goldman Sachs 10kSB Detroit Lunch & Learn
    Goldman Sachs 10kSB Detroit Lunch & Learn
    Tue, May 21
    University Center UC1 Building 112
    May 21, 2024, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    University Center UC1 Building 112, 44575 Garfield Rd, Clinton Twp, MI 48038, USA
    May 21, 2024, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    University Center UC1 Building 112, 44575 Garfield Rd, Clinton Twp, MI 48038, USA
  • SCORE Basic Business Series: Human Resources - Getting Ready to Hire Your 1st Employee
    SCORE Basic Business Series: Human Resources - Getting Ready to Hire Your 1st Employee
    Tue, May 21
    FCL Farmington Hills
    May 21, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    FCL Farmington Hills, 32737 W 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334, USA
    May 21, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    FCL Farmington Hills, 32737 W 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334, USA
  • Starting a Business - In Person Event!
    Starting a Business - In Person Event!
    Tue, May 21
    DPL Duffield
    May 21, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    DPL Duffield, 2507 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48208, USA
    May 21, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    DPL Duffield, 2507 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48208, USA
  • How to Start a Restaurant Webinar
    How to Start a Restaurant Webinar
    Tue, May 21
    Webinar
    May 21, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Webinar
    May 21, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Webinar
  • Impulsa: Hispanic Business Training Series
    Impulsa: Hispanic Business Training Series
    Tue, May 21
    SDBA
    May 21, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    SDBA, 7752 Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209, USA
    May 21, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    SDBA, 7752 Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209, USA
  • Write a Business Plan - Interactive Webinar
    Write a Business Plan - Interactive Webinar
    Wed, May 22
    Webinar
    May 22, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Webinar
    May 22, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Webinar
  • Building Busines Credit
    Building Busines Credit
    Wed, May 22
    Webinar
    May 22, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Webinar
    May 22, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Webinar
  • Master Class | Social Media Marketing
    Master Class | Social Media Marketing
    Wed, May 22
    BUILD Institute
    May 22, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    BUILD Institute, 1620 Michigan Ave #120, Detroit, MI 48216, USA
    May 22, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    BUILD Institute, 1620 Michigan Ave #120, Detroit, MI 48216, USA
  • Forming Your LLC or DBA - Interactive Webinar
    Forming Your LLC or DBA - Interactive Webinar
    Thu, May 23
    Webinar
    May 23, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Webinar
    May 23, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Webinar
  • Forming Your LLC or DBA - Interactive Webinar
    Forming Your LLC or DBA - Interactive Webinar
    Tue, May 28
    Webinar
    May 28, 2024, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Webinar
    May 28, 2024, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Webinar
  • Ask the Experts: The Exporters
    Ask the Experts: The Exporters
    Wed, May 29
    Webinar
    May 29, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Webinar
    May 29, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Webinar
  • Storytelling Master Class
    Storytelling Master Class
    Thu, Jun 27
    Grand River WorkPlace
    Jun 27, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48223, USA
    Jun 27, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48223, USA
  • Product Photography Master Class
    Product Photography Master Class
    Tue, Jul 30
    Grand River WorkPlace
    Jul 30, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48223, USA
    Jul 30, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48223, USA
  • Get Your Money Right Workshop
    Get Your Money Right Workshop
    Mon, May 20
    Ecorse Senior Center
    May 20, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Ecorse Senior Center, 4072 W Jefferson Ave, Ecorse, MI 48229, USA
    May 20, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Ecorse Senior Center, 4072 W Jefferson Ave, Ecorse, MI 48229, USA
  • Small Business Corridor Compliance Session - District 1
    Small Business Corridor Compliance Session - District 1
    Mon, May 20
    Crowell Recreation Center
    May 20, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Crowell Recreation Center, 16630 Lahser Rd, Detroit, MI 48219, USA
    May 20, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Crowell Recreation Center, 16630 Lahser Rd, Detroit, MI 48219, USA
  •  SBOA III Fellowship Virtual Info Sesion
     SBOA III Fellowship Virtual Info Sesion
    Mon, May 20
    Virtual Info Session
    May 20, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Virtual Info Session
    May 20, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Virtual Info Session
  • Developing your Business to become a Healthcare & Hospital Supplier in Michigan
    Developing your Business to become a Healthcare & Hospital Supplier in Michigan
    Wed, May 15
    Webinar
    May 15, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Webinar
    May 15, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Webinar
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