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Start your business

Starting a business can be overwhelming. Let our professional team of economic developers and our partners assist you from start-up to creation.

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 or your company in need of coworking space? Check out our list of coworking spaces in Macomb County.

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, Velocity 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:

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Contact us

To learn more about our free and confidential services: 

Call: 586-469-5285


Reach out to one of our Economic Development representatives