• Portland MI Michigan Downtown.fall.veteran.memorial.bridge
  • 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.


    Initiate is a customizable online business resource with over 100 interactive tools, templates, expert training videos and guides - specific to your areas of interest. 
    Exclusively available to small businesses working with participation organizations like MI Portland Downtown.  Link here to create your initiate account and learn more! 


     Links to 20-minute videos, blogs and best practices, in Marketing, Employee Relation, and Accounting & Budget.



    For Businesses fully operating for years, or for those considering start-up, expansion, development or changes - please consider
    BUSINESS IN A BOX - 1,800 FREE forms and templates available over many topics and categories



    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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