"What's SUP?" Guide to Flint Start-up Business Resources   

This downloadable infographic has a comprehensive list of planning and funding resources in Genesee County available to entrepreneurs.

"What's SUP" PDF

Baker College Center for Business        

Assistance for Baker students in accounting, marketing, supervision, management and human resources, advertising, market research, sales and customer service. Special focus is given to family-owned businesses.

1050 W. Bristol Rd. Flint Michigan 48507

BEST Project

BEST provides services to non-profits in Genesee County, including management training and organizational resources. Professional workshops average $35 for half-day sessions. Consulting and referrals are offered free of charge to legally established non-profits.

310 E. Third St. Flint, MI 48502

Business Model Canvas Generator

Practice sheets and tips for filling out the Business Model Canvas.


Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce

Offers economic development assistance - marketing, site selection, incentives, attraction and  retention. Innovation and anchor initiatives development.

519 S. Saginaw St. Suite 200 Flint, MI 48502

Flint Area Reinvestment Office 

Assists the public, private and non-profit sectors in attracting and utilizing federal funding for the Flint area.

503 S. Saginaw St. Suite 1200, Flint, MI 48503-1851

Flint Food Works Culinary Incubator

A new commercial kitchen incubator at the Flint Farmers' Market for food entrepreneurs.

300 E. First St. Flint, MI 48502

Flint Public Library- SCORE

FPL has a business library, workshops, counseling to help local businesses, meeting space, and access to the Michigan eLibrary, mel.org. 

1026 E. Kearsley St. Flint, Michigan 48502 

Foundation Center Nonprofit Funding Databases

These links through the Flint Public Library's website allow individuals and nonprofits organizations to search out grant opportunities and national foundations.


Genesee County Economic Development Corporation (EDC)    

Focused on economic development, gap funding and IDRB.

519 S. Saginaw St. Suite 200, Flint, MI 48502

Goodwill Industries

"501 Inc." offers business incubator space for rent to the public. Goodwill provides micro and small business support and assistance for persons with disabilities. 

501 S. Averill Ave. Flint, MI 48506

Inventor's Council of Mid-Michigan

This non-profit assists inventors in bringing new products to market.


Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)        

Residential and commercial development support.

436 S. Saginaw St. Suite 408, Flint, MI 48502

Metro Community Development    

Community lending program and SBA micro lender

503 S. Saginaw St. Suite 804, Flint, MI 48502
810-767-4622 Ext. 57

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Resource for government forms and applications.


MI-Small Business Development Center - MI-SBDC    

Counseling, training, market research and technology commercialization assistance. Business resource center. Free or low-cost workshops, open to the public.

Kettering University, 1700 University Ave., Campus Center, Room 5-100, Flint, MI 48504

Mott Community College Regional Tech Center FabLab    

The FabLab offers advanced manufacturing and technology assistance related to design and manufacturing issues, fast prototyping facilities and assistance.

Mott Community College 1401 E. Court St. Flint, MI 48503

Oak Business Center    

Space for rent; multi-use facility for office, retail, commercial, and light industrial.

2712 N. Saginaw St. Flint, MI 48505

Small Business Association Online Training Modules

SBA offers a variety of programs and support services to help you navigate the issues you face with initial applications, and resources to help you open for business. 


Veteran's Business Resource Center    

Assistance for veterans: Counseling, training, mentoring, advocacy.

501 S Averill Ave. Flint, Mi. 48506