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DEGC and BSEED partner to educate Detroit entrepreneurs on city compliance

Apr 3, 2024

The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) and the City of Detroit’s Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department (BSEED) have partnered to host an educational series to help Detroit entrepreneurs and building property owners navigate the complex world of city compliance. The second annual “Small Business Corridor Compliance Education Series” will run from April 29 to August 26, offering valuable insights on regulatory compliance, enforcement, vacant property accountability and resources for participants.

With approximately 40 percent of Detroiters considering themselves entrepreneurs, clear guidance on city compliance is more important than ever. Failing to comply with regulations can result in liens, garnishments, seizures and other legal actions. The education series aims to equip participants with the knowledge and tools to avoid these pitfalls and create a more compliant and thriving business environment in Detroit.

DEGC’s District Business Liaisons (DBLs), who serve as the primary point of contact between the City and the small business community, will play a crucial role in facilitating the series and providing ongoing support to entrepreneurs. By leveraging their expertise and local knowledge, the DBLs will help ensure that the series is tailored to the specific needs of each district and that participants receive the guidance they need to succeed.

The series will feature in-person sessions in each of Detroit’s seven City Council districts, as well as monthly webinars at DetroitMeansBusiness.org/dbl for those unable to attend in person. The in-person sessions will take place on the following dates:

  • District 7 – April 29th, 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Adams Butzel Complex
  • District 1 – May 20th, 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Crowell Recreation Center
  • District 4 – June 4th, 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at MASH Detroit
  • District 3 – June 24th, 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Matrix Human Services
  • District 5 – July 15th, 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Butzel Family
  • District 2 – August 12th, 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Live6 Alliance Neighborhood HomeBase
  • District 6 – August 26th, 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Patton Memorial

The sessions are free for small business owners and building property owners in Detroit. For more information visit DetroitMeansBusiness.org/dbl or DEGC.org/ district-business-liaisons.

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