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 people 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 members.

Minority-, women-, LGBT-, disabled-, Veteran-, service-disabled Veteran- and locally owned businesses are invited to participate in PGA VendorMatch.
October is National Women-Owned Small Business Month! We are celebrating our Women-Owned Small Business Champions by sharing their businesses!