One&All

Inclusive Entrepreneurship for the Lansing Region

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

One&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 at and 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&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 financial assistance—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 financial assistance.
  • 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!

Eligibility

  • The applicant must fall at or below the ALICE threshold:
    • Single-adult households: annual income $21,036 or less.
    • Family of 4 or more: annual income $61,272 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.
  • For existing businesses, the business must have generated revenue for at least 12 months, with a maximum annual revenue of $500,000 and have fewer than 50 employees.
  • Nonprofits and sole proprietors are eligible to apply.

Program Information Packet

The One&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!

One&All is an initiative designed and provided by the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and is funded by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Consumers Energy Foundation. LEAP is non-governmental non-profit organization serving the economic development needs of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties Michigan.