Ninety-nine percent of the businesses in Macomb County are defined as “small business” -- one that employs fewer than 500 people. Every day, Macomb County Planning and Economic Development works to help these businesses grow and assists entrepreneurs in starting their own small businesses.
Our economic development partners can assist in your business start-up, from concept and creation.
Already have a business plan? Looking for a storefront or office space? Check out our Locate to Macomb County, Michigan page.
Are you just getting started? Our partners can help
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Program
- Learn the diverse skills you need to start your own business or manage someone else's company
- Learn to develop a new business plan, conduct market research, obtain capital resources
- Develop marketing strategies, pursue global opportunities and make informed decisions on legal issues
- When complete, you will earn a short-term certificate or an associate of business administration degree.
Free assistance is available to anyone who contacts the college, although current and former students and those hoping to start a business in Macomb County will have top priority
Provides mentors who are experienced entrepreneurs, corporate managers, and executives with a diverse set of industries and specialties who volunteer their skills and knowledge to help small business professionals.
The Michigan SBDC provides no-cost or low-cost training workshops, free counseling and market research. The MSBD also provides services specializing in business startups, raising capital, technology commercialization, export strategy, business plan development, and financial management.
If you’re bringing your business to Macomb County from out-of-state or overseas, or an out-of-state business trying to gain a foothold, the Velocity Center in Sterling Heights provides entrepreneurship assistance, business training, sales training, access to funding, talent development and attraction, workspace needs and mental calibration.
Chambers of commerce provide access to valuable resources, discounts, and relationships that help businesses save money and market their products. Those in Macomb County include: