Small Business Resources

Entrepreneurship Resources


Bamboo provides a modern workspace for doers and creators to help individuals and teams thrive. With over 40,000 square feet of creative office space in downtown Detroit and Downtown Royal Oak, Bamboo provides all-inclusive modern and flexible coworking, private offices and meeting rooms.

Learn more: https://www.bamboodetroit.com/

Build Institute

The Build Institute helps people turn their business ideas into reality by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and support network in Detroit. Through entrepreneurship classes, Build Basics, the Build Institute works to empower people in Detroit to launch ideas and grow businesses. In addition to classes, the Build Institute offers networking events, mentorship, connections to resources, and a nurturing community that allows ideas to develop and flourish over time.

Learn more: https://www.buildinstitute.org/

Detroit Means Business

Detroit Means Business is working to make Detroit the place for small business owners to thrive by providing resources, solutions, and connections for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Detroit Means Business provides expert guidance, financial resources, and more to help small business owners accelerate and grow their business.

Learn more: https://www.detroitmeansbusiness.org/


The Michigan Economic Development Corp. provides a variety of resources for small businesses to grow, including the Match on Main grant program, Community Capital, Good for Michigan, and more.

Learn more: https://www.miplace.org/small-business/

Metro Detroit Black Business Alliance

Metro Detroit Black Business Alliance works to help Black businesses shine, by providing programs and resources, and advocating for policies that result in profitable and sustainable Black-owned businesses that are connected to public and private economic opportunities. Metro Detroit Black Business Alliance provides expanded opportunities for their members to connect with leaders and help advocate for policies critical to the success of Black businesses in the region.

Learn more: https://mdbba.com/


ProsperUS Detroit is a place-based economic development strategy designed to empower low and moderate income, immigrant, and minority individuals. Through a culturally competent range of services, ProsperUS strives to support the entrepreneurial spirit and small business community that exists in Detroit’s neighborhoods.

Learn more: http://www.prosperusdetroit.org/


SCORE Southeast Michigan is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow, and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. SCORE is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration and is built on a network of 10,000 volunteers. SCORE resources include volunteer mentors, free business mentoring (in-person, email, or video), free business tools, and free business workshops.

Learn more: https://semichigan.score.org/


Techtown Detroit helps technology startups and local businesses launch and grow, serving as an incubator and accelerator. Techtown supports businesses with coworking and office space, meeting space and event space, and connecting entrepreneurs to resources, learning, and networking events in Detroit.

Learn more: https://techtowndetroit.org/

U.S. Small Business Administration

SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small business. Resources include free business counseling, SBA-guaranteed business loans, home and business disaster loans, and federal government contracting.

Learn more: https://www.sba.gov/

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