Resource Network

Accounting Aid Society
The Accounting Aid Academy educates, empowers and helps small business owners excel in sound financial management practices. The Academy and its Analysts' creates an environment to ensure that your business is on firm financial footing by offering services such as direct one-on-one consulting, a series of educational workshops, and proper tax preparation and filing clinics. Members and clients of the Academy learn and understand important small business financial operations functions such as recordkeeping, financial statements, growing your business and more.
Our geographical focus areas are small businesses located in Detroit, Highland Park, or Hamtramck with a revenue size of $500,000 or less.
Phone: (313) 556-1920 ext. 1002
Build Institute
Build Institute is one of the leading organizations for business education and entrepreneurship development. We help people turn their business ideas into reality by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and support network in metro Detroit. In addition to classes, we offer networking events, mentorship, funding opportunities, connections to resources and a nurturing community that allows ideas to develop and flourish over time.
Phone: (313) 265-3590
Canton Chamber of Commerce
The Canton Chamber of Commerce is the leading business resource for the Canton Community. The Chamber has launched the Canton 20/20 Initiative, which is a Workforce Innovation Project that is a proactive approach in driving growth and innovation in Canton's workforce. Canton 20/20 ultimately works to close the talent/skills gap for our industry partners and creates a platform for youth career exploration.
Phone: (734) 453-4040
CEED Lending
CEED Lending, Southeast Michigan's pioneer microlender is committed to standing hand in hand with Wayne County small business owners to ensure their success. We don't just lend money we help build strong businesses that become economic pillars for our communities. Another signature program is our Detroit Business Growth Initiative. It is an innovative program aimed at growing minority, women and veteran certified businesses in Detroit. The program provides expert led training and coaching, connecting existing Detroit-based businesses to contract opportunities in the corporate and government arenas.
Phone: (734) 677-1400
Consumers Energy - Economic Development
Consumers Energy is committed to helping Michigan create jobs and thrive economically. We're proud to work closely with our business customers to help solve problems, meet challenges and clear the way for growth and expansion in Michigan. The following communities in Wayne County are within Consumers Energy natural gas territory: Livonia, Nankin, Northville, and Plymouth.
Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce
The Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce is a driving force in the development and promotion of our members and the communities in which we do business. We offer many exciting ways to learn, inform, and network to find the answers you need for your business & community growth.
Detroit Community Loan Fund
Detroit Community Loan Fund (DCLF) is a low-profit limited liability company (L3C), created by Detroit Development Fund and Invest Detroit. We finance small businesses headquartered in the city of Detroit which have traditionally faced obstacles in obtaining financing, but have demonstrated growth potential. Detroit Community Loan Fund's newest loan fund, BizLoan Fund, is designed to assist small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park by providing micro lending capital in the amounts of $5,000-$50,000.
Detroit Development Fund
Detroit Development Fund is a non-profit (501(c)(3)) organization and a certified community development financial institution, incorporated in the state of Michigan. Detroit Development Fund was created in 1998 with an initial mission of helping revitalize an economically distressed target area in Detroit's far East side neighborhoods. It now operates throughout the City of Detroit. Detroit Development Fund provides loans and technical assistance to small business owners, developers, building owners, contractors, and subcontractors who cannot get all of the capital they need from traditional financing sources.
Detroit Region Aerotropolis Development Corporation
The Detroit Region Aerotropolis is a five-community, two-county public-private partnership with the Wayne County Airport Authority driving corporate expansion & new investment around Detroit Metro and Willow Run Airports. It offers 6,000 acres of development ready land centered in a world-class network of transportation infrastructure.
Phone: (313) 992-2286
Detroit Economic Growth Corportation
The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation is Detroit's leading economic development agency providing assistance with small business development, business attraction/retention/expansion, real estate, and financial incentives- all while staffing many of the City's public boards and authorities.
Phone: (313) 742-8205
Email: Mark Denson @
Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation
The Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation administers employee wage incentives, provides skills testing, recruiting and screening assistance and employee training via MichiganWorks!
Phone: (313) 664-5566
Detroit Regional Chamber
The Detroit Regional Chamber is a member-based business support organization offering networking, data, business attraction, programs and events for metro Detroit-area entrepreneurs and businesses.
Phone: (313) 964-4000
Downriver Community Conference
The Downriver Community Conference partnership provides leadership in establishing common, positive goals and strategies to develop the human, social and economic assets of the Downriver area including: Workforce Development (MichiganWorks!), Basic skills & Assessment, and economic development assistance.
Phone: (734) 362-7070
DTE Energy - Economic Development
DTE Energy supports economic development, supplies energy to businesses, makes energy affordable, reliable and clean for our customers.
Phone: (855) 367-0255
Focus: HOPE
Focus: HOPE offers education and workforce development programs preparing individuals for success when competing for jobs. These programs include work readiness, pre-apprenticeship, apprenticeship and entrepreneurial assistance.
Phone: (313) 779-3468
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses helps entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital and business support services.
Phone: (313) 758-6041
HealthChoice of Michigan
HealthChoice of Michigan is a comprehensive group medical program sponsored by Wayne County for businesses.
Phone: (800) WELL NOW
Henry Ford Community College
Henry Ford Community College Workforce & Professional Development Division provides comprehensive career and technical training programs designed to support the enhancement of both new and incumbent workers for business and industry.
Phone: (313) 317-6600
Incite Focus
Incite Focus is a leading training and pilot production level shop/lab that offers enhanced digital fabrication capabilities to industry. Incite Focus provides education and training through the national Maker Professional Registered Apprenticeship Program, the international Fab Academy program and a la carte Safety and Basic Use plus advanced skills workshops; dedicated lab or equipment rental for prototyping and pilot production; and contractual services of professional makers who can satisfy less than full time periodic needs utilizing your shop or ours.
Phone: (313) 202-4901
Lean & Green Michigan - Pace Financing
Lean & Green Michigan helps commercial, industrial, multifamily and nonprofit property owners finance energy efficiency and renewable energy projects that are profitable for all parties - property owners, contractors, financial institutions and local governments.
Phone: (313) 444-1474
Livonia Chamber of Commerce
The Livonia Chamber of Commerce supports Livonia and its businesses community. Among its many services, the Chamber provides marketing guidance, referrals, credibility, and advocacy. The Chamber coordinates dozens of networking, professional development, and business promotion events each year.
Phone: (734) 427-2122
Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
The MEDC is the State of Michigan's economic development organization offering support services and partner connections, talent development, access to capital and incentive programs for statewide business growth.
Phone: (888) 522-0103
Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center
The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (The Center) offers personalized consulting and training services to develop more effective business leaders, drive product and process innovation, establish company-wide operational excellence and foster creative strategies for business growth and greater profitability.
Phone: (888) 414-6682
Michigan Small Business Development Center
The Michigan Small Business Development Center helps small businesses launch, grow, transition and innovate. They provide counseling, training and research for new ventures, existing small businesses and advanced technology companies.
Phone: (313) 672-1101
Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity - Veteran's Employment Services
Military veterans are highly skilled and trained, possessing many valuable skills such as teamwork, leadership and technical skills. The Talent Investment Agency (TIA) is working daily to connect our Michigan veterans with employment opportunities with Michigan businesses.
Wayne County (outside Detroit)
Phone: (734) 858-1563
City of Detroit
Phone: (586) 286-9514
Plymouth Community Chamber of Commerce
The Plymouth Community Chamber of Commerce promotes the area to attract businesses, residents and visitors, works to enhance their quality of life and provides support to their members.
Phone: (734) 453-1540
Schoolcraft College
Schoolcraft College is a one-stop resource for all workforce and business needs. We provide business counseling, procurement assistance, market research, apprenticeship programs and corporate and custom training to new and existing businesses.
Phone: (734) 462-4438
SCORE is noted for its free, one on one, mentoring. Our team of experienced volunteer business owners/executives (many retired) use their time "to give back." See our website for business tools & templates. And, CLICK "find a mentor" to move your ideas forward.
Phone: (313) 226-7947
SEMCA - MichiganWorks!
Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA) Michigan Works is a non-profit organization created to maximize the use of state and federal workforce funds for the mutual benefit of our employers and workers. SEMCA addresses a broad spectrum of employer needs related to talent development including: talent recruiting, pre-screening, funding for job training, labor market information, and hiring incentives. We can save you time and effort in obtaining the best talent-all at no cost to you. Put SEMCA to work for you!
Phone: (800) 285-9675
Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber of Commerce provides resources such as business networking groups, monthly networking events, special Chamber events, legislative voice and committees throughout the year to businesses throughout the 21 communities that make up the Downriver region.
Phone: (734) 284-6000
U of M Dearborn - Business Engagement Center
The University of Michigan Dearborn - Business Engagement Center is the first point of contact to access and support the multitude of assets available at UM-Dearborn. Whether your company is seeking student or alumni talent, research opportunities, or strategic partnership, the BEC will help navigate campus relationships to achieve desired outcomes.
Wayne County Community College District
Wayne County Community College District provides education and training services to business, government, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations focused on technical, technological and knowledge-based training for corporate customers and offers customized training in high-skilled and high-demand workforce areas.
Phone: (313) 496-2704
Wayne County Economic Development Corporation
The Wayne County Economic Development Corporation provides a variety of tools to help businesses locate or expand in Wayne County. They provide a range of services from site selection to streamlining permitting processes to coordinating with local municipalities and state agencies.
Phone: (313) 224-0756
Wayne County Human Relations Division
The Human Relations Division administers the Business Diversity and Inclusion Program, which provides business enterprise certification and outreach services to business partners so they can compete equitably and become successful in the Wayne County procurement process.
Phone: (313) 224-5021
US Commercial Service
The U.S. Commercial Service is the export promotion arm of the U.S. government. Leveraging a global network of offices located in U.S. Embassies and Consulates in over 70 countries, the U.S. Commercial Service helps American companies identify promising overseas markets, find new business partners to help drive export sales, and solve export related problems. Three offices in Michigan support export efforts, including one in Detroit.
Phone: (313) 226-3006
US Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration is powering the American Dream of business ownership. We empower entrepreneurs and small business owners to start businesses, grow businesses, expand businesses, and help businesses recover from disasters. The SBA is not just an advocate but is the voice for small businesses that is backed by the strength of the federal government. The goal of the Michigan District Office is to create an environment within Michigan where small business can grow and prosper. We do this by providing: Free business counseling, government contracting assistance and loan guaranty programs.
Phone: (313) 226-6075