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The Detroit Means Business Summit is a one-day in-person event that offers tangible takeaways to strengthen small businesses.

Who is Detroit Means Business?

Detroit Means Business (DMB)is a coalition of over 60 public, private, and philanthropic leaders, Detroit-based on-profit Business Support Organizations (BSOs), and civic-minded small business entrepreneurs. This uniquely positions DMB to develop comprehensive strategy, tactics, and programming to create the equitable,best-in-class small business environment Detroit needs to thrive.


Our Mission is to Champion the Success of Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs in Detroit.


What is The DMB Annual Summit?

It is a convening of over 300 Detroit small business owners and entrepreneurs to provide the tools, knowledge, and resources needed to build and scale their businesses through interactive workshops and invaluable networking opportunities.

The goal of the summit is to provide concrete skills and proven strategies to help small business owners and entrepreneurs thrive. Attendees have the opportunity to learn from a variety of experts in the field, many of whom have Detroit ties.

Each Summit has allowed Detroit Means Business to unveil new opportunities for small business owners and entrepreneurs in addition to partners in the ecosystem to provide cash grants and awards along with Business Assistance through Business Serving Organization(BSO) resource tables.


What is the theme of this year's event?

This one-day in-person event will offer tangible takeaways to strengthen your business, including our DMB Live!, keynote presentations, panels, workshops, and resource opportunities in the areas of:

Funding and Financial Readiness
Contracting and Procurement
Digital Business
Business Operations
City and State Regulatory Processes


Registration below is for Detroit based small businesses ONLY. 


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General Terms

All items are non-refundable, all sales are final.

Refund Policy

Tickets to the DMB Summit are FREE. If you decide that you can no longer attend the Summit, please cancel your ticket order as this event often generates a waitlist and this will allow someone who can attend access to a ticket.