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Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC)Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC)

Dearborn Henry Ford Centennial Public Library

The library houses a local MI-SBDC Business Resource Center, providing meeting places, computers and printers, business books, information about starting and growing a business, access to databases, and information about the various state and federal programs that offer assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs.

If you’re getting your new business off the ground or want to secure financing, investigate export options, or expand online using social media marketing, the SBDC can help you move forward with confidence. A solid plan, up-to-date resources, and access to knowledgeable members of Michigan’s business community are invaluable resources for any business owner.

SBDC services are provided at no cost or at low cost to Michigan Business owners and entrepreneurs.

  • Business Plan Development
  • Financial Management
  • Business Workshops
  • Raising Capital
  • Export Strategy
  • Technology commercialization

Click here to access the MI-SBDC’s information for starting a small business

Pure Michigan

From operating guidance to capital funding to technology assistance, the resources can help your business start-up become more than just an idea waiting to happen.

Resources include:

  • Pure Michigan Business Connect
  • Pure Michigan Talent Connect
  • Capital Resources and Incentives
  • Licenses and Permits
  • Facilities and Incubators

ACCESS Growth Center

ACCESS Growth Center is dedicated to community and economic development. Its signature program, the Immigrant Entrepreneur Program, involves supporting entrepreneurs who want to start and grow businesses, helping them connect to the myriad of entrepreneurial resources available throughout southeast Michigan.

Center for Empowerment and Economic Development (CEED)

The Center for Empowerment and Economic Development is committed to empowering women and minorities economically through business development training, supplier certification, business-to-business networking and accessible capital assistance programs.  We provide effective business tools and remove barriers that hinder development of successful and sustainable businesses.  Our work strengthens the community by building partnerships and leveraging resources that increase business growth opportunities.


SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. They have been doing work for nearly fifty years and, through support from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and thanks to their network of 12,000+ volunteers, they are able to deliver our services at no charge or at very low cost. Services include mentors, counseling, tools and workshops.