The Great Lakes Women’s Business Council is committed to empowering women and minorities economically through business development training, supplier certification, business-to-business networking and accessible capital assistance programs. We provide effective business tools and remove barriers that hinder development of successful and sustainable businesses. Our work strengthens the community by building partnerships and leveraging resources that increase business growth opportunities.
The Detroit Loan Program has provided $1.3 Million in loans to 48 existing businesses and 27 start-ups – creating 71 jobs and retaining 105 more.
To support small businesses and encourage small business development, the City of Detroit wanted to offer a lending program for Detroit-based businesses, We were the first microloan program in Detroit, selected by the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood and Commercial Revitalization as the official City of Detroit microloan program in 2