Great Lakes Women’s Business Council (Great Lakes WBC) is a nonprofit champion for women and minority businesses. We provide access to capital, certification for women-owned businesses, corporate contracting opportunities, and small business educational support.

Provides Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) national WBE certification to businesses owned, managed, and controlled by women who want to do business with major corporations and government entities. 

 

Join growing corporations, non-profits, government agencies, public institutions  and small businesses interested in diverse suppliers. Benefits include access to resources, events, networking, and recognition.

Provides business expansion financing, and small business loans to start-up and existing enterprises owned by women and men in nine counties of southeastern Michigan. For small business loans in other locations, visit SBA.gov

 

Offers strategic programs for entrepreneurs, assisting them in growing their business to the next level by providing training, counseling, group mentoring, and business development opportunities. Visit MIWomen.com for the business directory. 

 

Our Impact at a Glance

15,000

Small Businesses Trained

1,400

WBEs Certified in Our Region

90+

Corporate Members

$8 MM

Loans Made

48,000

WBEs Members Employees

Our Success Stories

Great Lakes WBC helps thousands of women a year certify their business, secure a CEED loan or pursue training. Through the Michigan Women’s Marketplace and in person sessions, we have trained more than 15,000 business owners and entrepreneurs. Learn more about a few of our inspiring women members.

Overview • Tools to Support Your Business Internationally • Purposeful Leadership in a Period of Uncertainty • Financial Check-Up with Lawrence Jackson • Recognizing Bias in Our Personal & Virtual Interactions • SBA Webinar: PPP Update, Economic Injury, and Disaster Loans, and More • Follow Great Lakes WBC on Facebook!
In this highly interactive, virtual program, WBENC partners with EOS Worldwide (the Entrepreneurial Operating System®) Professional and Certified EOS Implementers® to help WBEs achieve TRACTION in your business through self-implementing the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) described in the book Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman.