• Business Resources

  • For Existing, Relocating and Starting a Business

  • We are happy to facilitate the best business development opportunities for you,

    • Façade improvement grant programs
    • Infrastructure improvements
    • Development for new, existing & relocating businesses


    We’re proud to connect you to many of the resources below.  Just contact us to start a confidential conversation.

    Are you interested in opening a new business?  Portland Downtown is here to help!

    For starters, check out this to-do list for potential new businesses, from the Small Business Administration. 

    10 Steps to Starting a Business

    When you’re ready to choose a location, contact our Portland Downtown Managing Director.  She will get you started in opening a business in Portland. 

    Business Enhancement, Start Up, Relocation

  • Check out MI Business One Stop for resources, information and assistance specific to MI businesses. 

  • Michigan Small Business Development Center  This network   provides a full range of services and tools for small businesses emerging and growing in Michigan's 83 counties. We have formed our organization into four teams dedicated to provide expert assistance to the individual needs of Michigan's small business. MI-SBDC positively impacts Michigan's economy by strengthening companies, creating new jobs, retaining existing jobs and assisting companies define their path to success.

    Contact us and we’ll arrange an appointment for you.

  • SCORE – Service Corp of Retired Executives  Provides FREE and Confidential Business Consulting.  Minimize your risk to any business changes your considering – growth, downsizing, staffing, new product acquisition,  - SCORE has the resources and knowledge designed to save you time and money to help you succeed.  Think of them as your own executive staff in Human Resource issues, Legal, Operational Challenges, Finance, Marketing and more with one on one assistance.

    Contact us and we’ll arrange an appointment for you.

  • Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) SBAM focuses the buying power, political power, and shared resources of thousands of small businesses to help you achieve more than you could on your own. SBAM P.O.W.E.R. Suite is a potent resource of products, services, and knowledge.  They are a network filled with reliable businesses and best practices, they are your partners in State of MI Government Relations.

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