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.

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. Explore other funding support to include grants and loans.

Expert Guidance

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

Shop Local Detroit

Small Business Saturday is Nov 28, 2020.

Your home for holiday shopping is Detroit, specifically the thousands of independent retailers and specialty shops that line our neighborhood commercial corridors. These businesses provide local jobs, support the community and most importantly provide the goods and services residents need without having to travel outside of the City. Due to the impact of COVID-19 on our economy, it’s more important than ever to shop local for all of your seasonal needs – gifts, food, beauty and home décor.

For the entire month of November, DEGC and Detroit Means Business are featuring Detroit’s small businesses on Facebook and Instagram. We encourage you to shop these stores online or in person, and also share these posts with your social media networks. These and other businesses will also be featured right here. Before you travel to a big-box store or online retailer outside our community, please consider shopping local first. Not only will your purchase help sustain our neighborhood small businesses, you’ll find a whole world of exciting goods and services. Whether you shop along a famous commercial corridor or choose to go off the beaten path, you’re sure to find something you’ll treasure.