The Center for Empowerment and Economic Development is committed to empowering women and minorities economically through business development training, supplier certification,business-to-business networking and accessible capital assistance programs.  We provide effective business tools and remove barriers that hinder development of successful and sustainable businesses. Our work strengthens the community by building partnerships and leveraging resources that increase business growth opportunities.


Since 1984, The Center for Empowerment & Economic Development (CEED) has assisted thousands of business owners in beginning and expanding their businesses. CEED provides entrepreneurs and business owners with the administrative, financial, and professional enrichment support services necessary for business success. CEED prides itself in meeting the needs of Michigan's women and minority business owners please review CEED’s initiatives the following programs designed for your business growth and development.

Business Training & Professional Development (BTPD)
The CEED Basic Business Building Series offers online or classroom training to entrepreneurs who have started a business without a plan, or those who are beginning the decision-making process.

                  Online Classes
                  Growing ( Financial Plan Tools )
                  Planning ( Business Planning Tools )

Women’s Business Enterprise Council – Great Lakes (WBEC-GL)
The (WBEC-GL) serves as a partner with the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) to certify women business owners. WBEC-GL also provides corporate, government and private procurement opportunities along with business education to grow and sustain business.  

Michigan Women's Marketplace (MWM)  www.miwomen.com
The Michigan Women's Marketplace is the online resource and business community for women business owners in all corners of the state, committed to increasing business opportunities.

Microloan Program
CEED provides a loan program that extends credit to businesses that cannot obtain financing from conventional sources.  

Small Business Detroit Microloan Program                                                
Provides a loan program that extends credit to businesses that cannot obtain financing from conventional sources.