TechTown’s Blocks programs are for serious retail entrepreneurs with strong concepts and some experience (e.g., brick-and-mortar, pop-ups or online sales). We can help you start or grow a bakery, coffee shop, clothing boutique or a grocery store. We also work with fitness studios, hair salons and other service-based or lifestyle business, as well as small manufacturers. Check out our programs to see which is the right fit for you. Not sure where to begin? Sign up here for an Open Office Hour to talk to a member of our Blocks team!
SWOT City is a customized support program for brick-and-mortar small businesses in Detroit neighborhoods. Our staff of passionate, skilled professionals provides one-on-one assistance to help launch, stabilize and grow local businesses and strengthen neighborhood commercial districts. Find a full program description here.
TechTown’s Retail Services help promising retail entrepreneurs prepare for the launch of their brick-and-mortar businesses. At the heart of our Retail Services program is our Retail Boot Camp, an intensive, eight-week course that prepares serious entrepreneurs with strong retail concepts for the successful launch of their brick-and-mortar business in a core Detroit commercial district. We also provide a range of pop-up opportunities plus customized coaching and mini boot camp workshops.
Open Office Hours
Want guidance on which Blocks program is right for you? Looking for feedback on a business idea or expert guidance on navigating the ecosystem? Sign up here for a Blocks Open Office Hour to talk to a small business expert from our Blocks team.
Si prefiere conducir la consulta en español, por favor, haga la cita en la area de Southwest o Brightmoor; la consulta se puede manejar en español o inglés en ambos vecindarios. Puede comunicarse con la Gerente Bilingüe de Proyectos de SWOT City directamente firstname.lastname@example.org para servicio en español.)
Ask an Expert
TechTown also offers regular Ask an Expert consultations with members of our Professional Services Network. Attorneys, marketing and finance professionals, business plan consultants and more are available for one-on-one appointments to answer your questions.
Click here to see the list of available experts and schedule an appointment.