Starting a New Business in Detroit

Starting a new business is a daunting task, but Detroit is abuzz with entrepreneurs launching companies of every kind. DEGC’s work is focused primarily on existing businesses, so here are places to look first for resources.

 
Motor City Match connects new and expanding businesses with Detroit’s quality real estate opportunities, providing them with funding and tools to fuel the city’s entrepreneurial revolution.  We can take you from idea to open with awards for Business Planning, Space Matching, Design and Cash. Apply quarterly with the easy online application.
 
 
The Detroit BizGrid is the starting point for every fledgling Detroit business.  The BizGrid features 54 organizations offering services ranging from business planning and strategy to real estate assistance, funding, co-working space, and beyond. Its crisp, simple design enables an entrepreneur to find names and contact information for assistance organizations based on the entrepreneur’s business stage and needs.  You can download BizGrid as a PDF.
 

Starting a Business in Michigan
 
The State of Michigan has written a good guide for anyone planning to launch a business. Download Guide to Starting and Operating a Small Business  then explore the other Michigan Business Resources offered by the State. 
 
 
City of Detroit
 
The City of Detroit website is a good source of information. The "How Do I..." section has links to answers for important questions including licenses and permits:
 
Doing Business in Wayne County
 
Wayne County offers a host of services for start-ups.  Check out the Start a Business in Wayne County page of their website for a directory of services available to your new business.