One and All

Inclusive Entrepreneurship for the Lansing Region

One and All is a program for people who want to start or grow a business but lack the necessary knowledge and network relationships.

One and All is an inclusive entrepreneurship program designed to increase successful entrepreneurship and small business ownership among underrepresented populations including people of color, women, persons with disabilities, immigrants, military veterans, racial or ethnic minority groups and refugees and returning citizens across Clinton, Eaton, Ingham and Shiawassee counties who fall below the Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) threshold, commonly known as the working poor. ALICE households earn more than the Federal Poverty Level but less than the basic cost of living for the state.

One and All offers participants a unique combination of business and communication training, coaching and mentoring in a 2-month program, while also connecting participants with a professional network and business resources—all of which are common obstacles to success for entrepreneurs and small-business owners from underserved populations.

Program Benefits

  • No cost to participate.
  • A unique combination of business and communication training, coaching and mentoring including a 2-month curriculum of practical and intensive sessions about business challenges, which also connects participants with a professional network and business resources.
  • A team of dedicated mentors to guide each entrepreneur to take a business idea or growth strategy to the next level.
  • $2,500 seed money following successful program completion.
  • Lifelong membership in the One&All community!


  • The applicant must fall below the ALICE threshold:
    • Single-adult households: annual income $23,400 or less.
    • Senior households (65+): annual income $26,244 or less.
    • Family of 4 or more: annual income $64,116 or less.
  • Applicants must be in the idea stage of starting a business or looking to pivot and grow an existing business to adapt to the current business environment.
  • Business must be founded or registered in the Lansing region comprised of Clinton, Eaton, Ingham and Shiawassee counties Michigan.
  • Business must not be a franchise nor affiliated with a national chain.
  • Nonprofits and sole proprietors are eligible to apply.


The application for 2022 One and All programs is closed. We will announce application timelines and program dates for 2023 programs in fall 2022.

Program Information Packet

The One and All program information packet includes an informational flyer, application review process and criteria, eligibility and program priority information, frequently asked questions and application questions in one handy packet!