Support Your Local Businesses

July 30th, 2020

Now more than ever is the time to support your local businesses. As the impact of the economic crisis caused by COVID-19 continues to impact Detroit, our small business owners and their employees are working hard to adapt and rethink so they can provide safe and stress-free experiences while keeping you fed and resourced. Detroit has so many exciting businesses that are offering products and services we need (haircuts included), and they are relying on all of us to ensure the survival of their businesses and jobs.

Though we encourage support of all local businesses, here is a list of some of the up-and-running businesses we have supported through our small business lending and venture investment tools.


Amore Da Roma – tough days often call for pasta

Ash & Erie – shorter men need nice clothes, too

Banner Market – also known as Imperial Fresh Markets

Banner Sign Co. – home office sign to remind you that you’re great?

Blessed Beginnings – quality childcare in Eastside Detroit

Bloomscape – your home office desk probably needs a plant

Cooking with Que – cooking classes and meal prep

Detroit Clothing Circle, LLC – where the cool kids shop for clothes

Detroit Dental Specialty Center – bright smiles for all those Zoom calls

Detroit School for Digital Technology – start your technology career

Dymond Designs Beauty School, LLC – or start your beauty career

Ellis Island Tea – water gets so boring

Farmhouse Coffee and Ice Cream – it’s coffee AND ice cream!

Grey Ghost Detroit – seriously…have you had this burger?

Hope of Detroit Academy – top 10% in the district

House of Pure Vin – delicious wine is an effective coping tool

Jolly Pumpkin Detroit – and so is pizza and beer

Kuzzo’s Chicken and Waffles – for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

The Lip Bar – $2.99 shipping on makeup orders

Live Cycle Delight, Inc. – with all the good food in this list, this might be a good idea

Louisiana Creole Gumbo – two words: shrimp and poboy

Marrow, LLC – the meat case is magical

MyLocker – custom everything

Norma G’s – the cure for your plantain cravings

Olive Seed LLC – feel good and eat well

Paralee Boyd Salon, LLC – tame the mane

Pulse Fitness – make room for more chicken and waffles

R and L Color Graphics, Inc. – we love Linda Davis

Shears and Shaves, LLC – look good and feel great

SpaceLab Detroit – co-working space with smart COVID measures

Wheelhouse Detroit, LLC – get out of the house and have some fun

Woodhouse Day Spa – ease some of that stress