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Entrepreneurship Training Academy


Always wanted to own your own business, but not sure where to start?


We offer a training academy for aspiring entrepreneurs who wish to start and/or grow their own business. 

Consider this as a launching pad, as our goal is to help create an era of generational wealth for Detroiters.



Applications are now open for the next class of the Detroit at Work Entrepreneurship Training Academy! If you are a Detroit resident interested in starting an education and childcare business, or a professional services and contractors business, but don’t know where to start, these classes are for you. 

In this 2-week, online class you will work with expert instructors from Wayne County Community College District to learn everything you need to know about starting, growing and operating your own business. 


Cohort 2

Monday, March 20th




Cohort 3

Monday, April 17th



Cohort 4

Monday, May 15th



Cohort 5

Monday, July 10th


Topics you will cover include: 
1.    Entrepreneurship & Economic Opportunities in the COVID-19 Environment 
2.    Developing Your Business Concept 
3.     Creating Your Vision 
4.    Defining Your Market & Staff 
5.    Business Image & Identity 
6.    Doing Business Virtually 
7.    Business Structures, Finance, & Laws 
8.    Business Sustainability 


This course 100% virtual and is free to eligible Detroit residents. Students are selected through a competitive application process.

All applicants who are not selected, will be considered for future classes.


For questions, please contact [email protected]