Start a Business in Wayne County

Assumed Names / Business Name Registration

Business name registration (assumed names) is handled through the Wayne County Clerk’s office. You can search the Clerk’s database for existing business names and register your own business name.
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Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center

The Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center is your gateway for small business expansion and entrepreneurship. With offices at Techtown in Detroit and Schoolcraft College in Livonia, the SBTDC can get help your business grow.
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Located near the campus of Wayne State in Detroit, TechTown is Detroit’s high-tech, small business incubator. TechTown offers a variety of resources to both its tenants and to future entrepreneurs, including its small business boot camp, FasTrack.
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Michigan Life Sciences & Innovation Center

Located in Plymouth Township, the Michigan Life Sciences & Innovation Center involves a partnership between Wayne County and Ann Arbor Spark to accelerate the advancement of growing life science companies in the region.
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Small Business Administration

The federal US SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. The SBA has an office in Detroit to assist new and growing companies.
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