There are a host of organizations out there with the sole purpose of assisting you in the enhancement of your business potential and expand that potential to even global parameters. Listed below is a brief description of some of those organizations along with their contact numbers and website links. Don’t hesitate to contact any of these agencies for assistance in starting, growing and enhancing your business.

The Enterprise Group

The Enterprise Group of Jackson is the organization charged with economic development throughout the county. They can assist you in locating property, retaining employees and their training, advance development of your business, provide additional loan assistance, and many other possible routes to building your business enterprise. Retail, commercial, industrial or entrepreneurial, The Enterprise Group can get you started in the right direction or direct you to the proper agency.

The Enterprise Group
One Jackson Square, Suite 1100
Jackson, MI 49201

The Small Business Administration

The Small Business Administration directs and handles many Federal Government programs including SB 504 & 7 A loans for small businesses to assist in the purchase of property, inventory and equipment. The loans are backed by government guarantees to local area lenders to fill the gap between a conventional loan, and your own equity in the business. A good source for assistance in gaining operational capital for your business, contact the Small Business Administration to see how they may be a major help to advancing your business.

Small Business Administration
Michigan District
477 Michigan Avenue
Suite 515, McNamara Bldg.
Detroit, MI  48226

The Michigan Small Business Development Center

The Michigan Small Business Development Center enhances Michigan’s economic well-being by providing counseling, training, research and advocacy for new ventures, existing small businesses and innovative technology companies. With offices statewide, the MI-SBTDC positively impacts the economy by strengthening existing companies, creating new jobs, retaining existing jobs, and assisting companies in defining their path to success.

Michigan Small Business Development Center 
Jackson, Lenawee & Hillsdale
141 S. Jackson Street
Jackson, MI  49201

South Central Michigan Works

South Central Michigan Works brings together public and private sector groups in a three county area, including Jackson County, to help employers recruit, develop, and keep skilled workers. They also assist students and jobseekers in building their skills and connect them to quality jobs. South Central Michigan Works develops and sustains prosperity based on strong employers with a supply of competent and skilled workers.

South Central Michigan Works
310 W. Bacon Street
Hillsdale, MI  49242

Complete Veterans Guide to Setting Up a Small Business

 As a veteran, many of the skills you learned in the military can be especially helpful in running a business. The wide range of hard and soft skills you acquired through service can be transferred with great success to the private sector. Many veterans are doing just that. Click the link below to reach the Digital Verterans Guide to Small Business:

The Village of Grass Lake Downtown Development Authority

The Village of Grass Lake Downtown Development Authority (DDA), was established by the Village Council in 1990 to coordinate the improvement of downtown infrastructure, streetscapes, facade improvements and promotional activities to advance the maintainenance of the historical buildings downtown as well as the simple promotion of civic activities to bring attention to the historic downtown area. The DDA Board oversees the advancement of the Downtown District and can assist in networking existing and potential business owners to the Grass Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce and several other organizations in the business realm. For assistance with your business in the Downtown District contact the DDA Staff at the address and phone below, or click on their website link to see where the Downtown District may be beneficial to your business.

The Village of Grass Lake Downtown Development Authority
P.O. Box 737, 119 N. Lake Street
Grass Lake, MI  49240