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Business Assistance Team

Get small business support geared to your long-term success, including one-on-one consultations.

Small Business Help

The Dearborn Business Assistance Team (#DBATeam) is a free program that provides experts to help small business owners navigate their business needs today and tomorrow. Over 25 area agencies and resource representatives are now involved. From up-to-date information on current city, county, and state small business development resources to help with securing technical and financial support, the DBAT team will get you across home plate.

Open Door Grant

Starting your business? Want to improve your existing facade? Expanding in the districts? Apply for financial assistance here.

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Get one-on-one insight and support from a team of experts brought together specially for you.

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Online Tools and Training

The Dearborn Downtown Development Authorities are excited to offer you a valuable tool that could improve the success of your business! Initiate is a collection of online business resources with videos, guides, tools and templates proven to help you strengthen and grow your business. Whether you are starting from the ground up or looking to grow your established business, Initiate provides you with valuable tools for your professional development. Let’s expand your business successfully into the future with Initiate!

Take a sneak peek at a few of the hundreds of resources available to you with our Freemium content! You can view these resources without creating an account.

  • Accounting Definitions
  • Your Startup Checklist
  • Business Plan Template
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Startup Financial Projections
  • 5C’s of Credit

Ready to dive in? Check out initiate or create an account here.

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