Grants, Awards Programs, Presentations, Project and Job Opportunities, and other resources to help grow and show your business.
Download the Do-It-Yourself Digital Resource Guide for Detroit Small Business (and check out SpaceLab on the cover!)
MOTOR CITY MATCH ROUND 22 APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY JANUARY 15! MCM connects new and expanding businesses with services and space to grow, providing them with the funding and tools to fuel the city’s entrepreneurial revolution. Business owners in business plan to build-out ready phase can apply. Building owners can apply, too. Sign up for info sessions with the Motor City Match team >
GOLDMAN SACH 10,000 SMALL BUSINESSES is a 12-week program that focuses on growing and scaling your business. Graduates get on-going support after the program and national networking opportunities. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Sign up for the Feb. 1st info session >
DETROIT ACE (Arts, Culture and Entrepreneurship) is surveying the city’s creatives to gauge interest in live/work spaces with Artspace, a nonprofit arts organization specializing in creating, owning, and operating affordable spaces for artists and creative businesses. They’ve asked us to share this information with our community. If such a space appeals to you – or if you know others who could benefit – please complete and share the survey here by January 20, 2023. Your input is appreciated. Take the survey here >
During Black History Month, Design Studio 6 will partner in “Sacred Spaces,” a multi-venue gallery tour celebrating Detroit’s Black-owned and operated arts and cultural spaces. Design Studio 6 will celebrate the legacy of artist Charles McGee, exhibiting his art collections, memorabilia and artifacts, and local artists’ art inspired by McGee’s life and work. Artists who would like to participate by submitting work by January 22, 2023 should contact Marta Carval at (313) 949-7389 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BUILDING FOR GROWTH by ICIC. Accelerating Profitable Growth for BIPOC- and Woman-Owned Construction Contractors. This is a national program. The initial cohort is limited to 50 participant. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more and apply >
SHOPIFY 60-DAY FREE TRIAL. Build your website and participate in the Shopify GO Growth program. More here >
No-interest Loans for Detroit Business from the Black Leaders Detroit Fund. Apply for up to $10,000. Get more information >
LOCAL AND VIRTUAL EVENTS
12.09.22: GoalDiggger Happy Hour and Action Board Workshop. Action Boards are the new Vision Boards!
What distinguishes an action board from a vision board is the act which goes beyond the visuals. Bring your future to life as we express ourselves through cut out images, glue, designs, glitter, and markers! Get your ticket >
12.07.22: ULI Michigan WLI BUILD UP Breakfast Club. Urban Land Institute Michigan’s Women’s Leadership Initiative is empowering women in real estate to build better communities together. This month , diversity, equity, and inclusion conversations continue. Get more info and register >
11.29.22: Beaver Tile & Stone Lunch and Learn. Architects, Interior Designers, Contractors, Builders and Developers are invited to lunch to hear about Beaver Tile & Stone‘s latest product offerings. Complete this 3-question survey to get an invitation to this complimentary event.
11.18.22 and 11.19.22: City Walls Detroit Artists Showcase. Celebrate the Third Season of City Walls Detroit! 20 artists who created murals around Detroit will showcase and sell their artwork. Join us at this free event. Friday, 18+ are invited. Appetizers and adult beverages will be served. City of Detroit GSD with SpaceLab at Design Studio 6. Get more info and get your ticket.
11.15.22: ULI Michigan Emerging Trends in Real Estate. The annual, signature event brings together real estate professionals across disciplines to explore the major trends shaping the built environment: real estate investment and development, real estate finance and capital markets, property sectors, and other real estate issues. This year, celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ULI Michigan chapter. Lunch and an Anniversary Happy Hour are included with registration.
11.12.22: Your Future in Tech (Live and Virtual): CHAMP Nation Tech in partnership with Teen Tech Titans is bringing is destroying tech-myths with tech-knowledge while showing you how to increase your income through accessible careers in technology. The in-person event features a hands on demo configuring Salesforce. FREE! SIGN UP TODAY!
11.07.22: All Things Business Licensing. Detroit Economic Growth Corporation and the City of Detroit Buildings, Safety Engineering, and Environmental Department (BSEED) presents an an in-depth presentation and conversation on business licensing for Detroit business owners. Sign up on Eventbrite. Get the Zoom link.
10.24.22: Business Resource One Stop Pop-Up for Immigrant Small Business Owners. Join Global Detroit, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, and Detroit Means Business on October 24 at the Lasky Recreation Center for a business resource pop-up event! Participants can expect representatives from multiple technical assistance providers… Read more and sign up >
10.27.22: Tax Incentive Education (Virtual). Join the City of Detroit and the DEGC to learn which tax incentives can give your project a boost. Learn how tax incentives are a vital part of economic growth for Detroit, how tax incentives impact residents, and the process of applying for one. Register >
11.09.22: BuyDetroit Passport to Procurement Conference featuring a fireside chat with Daymond John, founder of FUBU and seen on ABC’s Shark Tank. This event will give small business owners access to training workshops and networking opportunities with local and national buyers to increase their readiness for the procurement of state, regional and national contracts. For more information, eligibility requirements and registration details, visit the the registration page >
11.16.22, 8 AM – 3 PM: National Black Supplier Conference (In-person at the Detroit Athletic Club and Virtual). The conference will introduce B2D eco system to the black supplier community and the corporate procurement community. Learn more and register >