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Immigrant Entrepreneur Development Program

The Immigrant Entrepreneur Development Program amplifies the capacity of communities through business growth and development. Direct access to a broad array of existing resources is offered to entrepreneurs through retention management with intensive focus on achieving goals.

In addition to providing in-house entrepreneur training classes, the Immigrant Entrepreneur Development Program increases immigrants’ access to existing services and offers a range of unique support services that maximize the impact on immigrant entrepreneurs and business owners.

Program staff match resources to the unique circumstances of each individual, meeting the needs of clients wherever they are in the business development process. Browse the "Start a Business" and "Grow a Business" sections to discover how the Immigrant Entrepreneur Development Program can best meet your needs.

Although this program makes entrepreneurial services readily available for immigrants, program staff welcome all local Detroit-area entrepreneurs, including non-immigrants. Entrepreneurs may contact ACCESS Growth Center for more information.

This program was made possible by the generous and visionary support of the New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan.

To learn about the Growth Center, please contact Audrey Ramadan at 313.203.2681.



During this 1.5-hour pre-business workshop, participants will develop a better understanding of the business planning process; how the planning process develops a business plan; and the critical role of research in business planning and feasibility analysis.

Participants will also learn to separate the myths from the realities of small business financing and have an opportunity to ask questions with a small business consultant. Reservations are required by calling 313-203-2677. This program is co-hosted by Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center.


This two-week Arabic-speaking business training course meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and includes individualized business coaching. Reservations are required by calling 313-203-2677.


لمتحدثي العربيه اسبوعان تدريب علي بدءو ادارة الأعمال

يشمل البرنامج ساعة تدريب عليبدءو ادارة الأعمال بشكل فردي.


This “on-the-road” advanced business training course will energize, inform, and connect entrepreneurs to everything they need to make a business a living success!

This course will cover:

  • Refining the business idea
  • Marketing, branding, and customer service
  • Financing your business
  • Strategic planning for your next move
  • Local business resources and partners

In this course, entrepreneurs will receive one hour of individualized business coaching per week. Participants will also create an individualized plan for their new venture. An application is required.