Growth Phase

Growth Phase

You have a solid customer base and are breaking even. Perhaps you’re earning a profit! Now is the time to focus on creating efficiencies, improving your market share and honing your business model. Today, it’s all about growth!

Resources & Organizations

Resources and Organizations

Allen Neighborhood Center

The Allen Marketplace (AMP), a facility operated by the Allen Neighborhood Center, offers entry level food entrepreneurs access to affordable rental of fully-equipped, licensed kitchens and storage options. AMP incubators also have access to business development workshops, marketing assistance and a community of practitioners.

1611 E Kalamazoo St Lansing MI 48912†

Altruis Capital

Capital Area Michigan Works!

2110 S. Cedar St. Lansing, MI 48910
(517) 492-5500

Capital Area District Libraries

College of Agriculture

Conquer Accelerator

Capital Community Angels

Capital Community Angel Investors is a small group of Greater Lansing angel investors who help entrepreneurs succeed by providing them with early-stage capital. Our members invest their dollars and experiences into Michigan-based startup and early-stage companies.

1181 Ridgewood Dr., East Lansing, MI 48823

Delta Township Economic Development Council

7710 West Saginaw Hwy., Lansing, MI 48917 

Downtown Lansing, Inc.

401 S. Washington Sq., Ste. 101, Lansing, MI  48933

Entrepreneur Institute of Mid-Michigan

The Entrepreneur Institute of Mid-Michigan provides entrepreneurs with services and resources in the startup or growth stages.

105 W. Allegan Suite 10, Lansing, MI 48933

The Fledge

The Fledge is a private and for-profit ideation space, maker space, incubator and accelerator. there are no restrictions on business type and no restrictions on any demographic of the team.

1300 Eureka St, Lansing, MI 48912

Lansing Economic Area Partnership

The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is a coalition of area leaders committed to building a prosperous and vibrant region where businesses can thrive. To do this, we help entrepreneurs start new businesses, help existing businesses grow, and attract new businesses to the region.

1000 S. Washington Ave Lansing MI 48910

Lansing Mosaic

Lansing Mosaic is an online publication of video series and article content that showcase Lansing’s diverse perspective on business and entrepreneurship.

325 S Clinton St, Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce

500 E. Michigan Ave., Suite 200 Lansing, MI 48912

Meridian Economic Development Council

5151 Marsh Rd, Okemos MI 48864-1198

MSU Business Connect

325 E. Grand River Ave., Suite 375 East Lansing, MI 48823

MSU Career Services

556 E. Circle Dr., Rm 113, East Lansing, MI 48824†

MSU Foundation

The MSU Foundation serves as a flexible and ongoing resource, responsive to the University’s strategic needs. At its core is an extensive program supporting research, teaching, and commercialization of technologies.

MSU Gast Business Library

The Gast Business Library of Michigan State University provides free consulting for community entrepreneurs on market and industry research. Terence O’Neill, our Entrepreneurship Librarian, can help you navigate free resources to assess new business and growth opportunities.

648 N. Shaw Ln., Rm. 50, East Lansing, MI 48824

Michigan Women’s Foundation

The Michigan Women’s Foundation (MWF) works to eliminate barriers to economic and social equality by developing a scalable model across Michigan, which provides access to capital and a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem for women starting and growing businesses.

615 Griswold St. Suite 1020, Detroit, MI 48226

Detroit Contact: 313.962.1920

535 Cascade West Parkway, SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Grand Rapids Contact: 616.765.4230

Red Cedar Ventures

Our venture capital fund focuses on growing MSU-based startup companies and accelerating commercialization of MSU technologies. Our Goal is to provide participator, growth-stage capital to new companies and technologies that have secured lead funding from a venture capital firm.

Renaissance Venture Capital Fund

The Renaissance Venture Capital Fund is a Michigan-based fund that supports the growth of venture capital in Michigan while service as a bridge between Michigan’s emerging innovation community and its strong industrial and commercial base.

Small Business Association of Michigan

120 N. Washington Sq. Suite 1000 Lansing, MI 48933

Small Business Development Center

The Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers no-cost, confidential business consulting services for existing businesses and to startups. We assist in areas such as business planning, financial projections, legal, tax and regulatory issues, marketing and bank financing. Over 50 seminars and workshops offered on many business topics.

309 N Washington Sq., Suite 115 Lansing, MI 48933

Technology Innovation Center

325 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823

University Corporate Research Park

The mission of the University Corporate Research Park is to mutually benefit Michigan State University and tenants of the Research Park through the advancement of research, technology, development of new knowledge, and commercialization of intellectual property.

2727 Alliance Dr., Suite C Lansing, MI 48910

Pitch Competitions and Events

Accelerate Michigan

4219 Woodward Ave, Suite 300, Detroit, Michigan, MI 48201

SoupGrant Lansing

Our concept is simple: Fund micro-grants (SoupGrants) in our city and gather members of the community for a delicious, homemade and healthy soup and bread meal.