COVID-19 help for small and local businesses

Detroit is tough and resilient, and we’re making small business a priority.

Reopening Resources

How to reopen your small business safely.

Financial Support

PPP applications closed on August 8, 2020. You may apply for PPP Forgiveness. Explore this and other funding support to include grants and loans.

Expert Guidance

Get free one-on-one coaching from experts and view webinars.

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Resources for Entrepreneurs Needing to Exit Their Business

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About Detroit Means Business

Detroit Means Business is a coalition of private, public, and philanthropic partners dedicated to meet the needs of Detroit’s small businesses.

“I am so pleased to say that the Detroit Means Business website was absolutely amazing. I was able to get both my businesses prepared for their opening dates. I love my city, our mayor and my liaison.”

Marlene Brooks
Marlene Brooks
Dymond Designs Beauty School

“The website is very informative and easy to use for the customer, from the Liaison to the Mayor have been just great.”

Mare Martini
Mare Martini
Nathan’s Deli

“The website was very helpful and gave me additional insight on training for my employees. I also loved that it had additional information regarding Grants on it, that was awesome as well.”

Guy Pelino
Guy Pelino
Amore Da Roma Restaurant