Entrepreneurial Services

Let us help you grow your business. You can experience all the opportunities we have to offer in Flint & Genesee County to take your ideas and business to the next level. We are working to diversify our economic landscape to stay competitive in the global economy by building small businesses.



Small Business Revolving Loan Fund

The Economic Development Corporation’s (EDC’s) small business loan program can provide financing to local for-profit businesses.

The Small Business Revolving Loan Fund is not a replacement for traditional loans, but can be used in the places where traditional loans do not work.  The funds can be used for building improvements, equipment, inventory and working capital.

Learn more about the Small Business Revolving Loan Fund


Whether you’re looking to jump-start your start-up or help your small business reach its full potential— the eTEAM at the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce should be your first phone call.

The eTEAM is a regional collaboration of entrepreneurial service providers, which includes multiple organizations like Kettering University, the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC), Mott Community College-Regional Technology Center, Commerce Connect, Automation Alley, Baker College of Flint Small Business Center, SCORE, Inventors Council of Mid-Michigan, VetBizCentral, Metro Community Development, and others.

The eTEAM provides assistance and support as you identify your target audience, develop revenue streams and create proformas.

Learn more about the eTeam

Kiva Lending

Kiva is for any entrepreneur who can use a 0% interest loan to help take his or her business to the next level.  Whether you’re in the idea phase, start-up mode, or an established business, Kiva could be a great option for you. LISC, Local Initiatives Support Corporation the nation’s largest nonprofit community finance organization, and Kiva are partnering together to expand financial opportunities across the United States.

Entrepreneurs can raise money for any business purpose — working capital, equipment, inventory, marketing, or project-based investments are all ways you can leverage Kiva to help your business grow.

As a partner of LISC, the Chamber works with local entrepreneurs to support business owners.  For more information or questions about LISC or Kiva, contact Tracy Joseph at .

Moving Flint Forward Small Business Grant Program

A collaborative effort between the General Motors and Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce to provide grants to Flint neighborhood small businesses

This grant program, established with funding support from GM, seeks to expand revitalization efforts across the city’s neighborhoods by supporting local businesses and boosting the power of nonprofits doing vital work there to support Flint residents.

Learn more about the Moving Flint Forward Small Business Grant Program