Business Growth Program

Business Growth Program (Wayne County-based Businesses)

Next Level Business Growth Program

The Business Growth Program (BGP) is a 10-week program offered by the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council to assist Wayne County-based businesses in leveraging their certification through education and business growth strategies.

Through this program, the small business owner will receive hands-on consulting to address key business challenges and determine strategies for business growth. Individuals will go through an educational process to prepare for viable opportunities. Through engagement, individuals will strengthen their business presentation skills, and engage with corporate members.

Program Structure

  • Highly Engaging Instruction: 10 – weekly sessions consisting of business development and procurement in a small cohort
  • Subject Matter Experts: Dynamic instruction provided by experienced and knowledgeable business and industry practitioners
  • 1:1 Business Assistance: Business Consultant to help you craft your success journey
  • Access to Opportunity: Introduction to Key Decision Makers (special matchmaker meetings)
  • Business Financing: A pathway to apply for business capital following completion of the program


BGP is designed for owners/founders of businesses who meet the following criteria:

  • Have been in operation for at least two years
  • Generate a minimum of $250,000 in annual revenues
  • 2 – 10 employees
  • Possess at least one certification: WBE, MBE, or DBE

Interested candidates must apply to the program and may be subject to an interview.

For inquiries contact 734-677-1400