Welcome to the Michigan Women’s Marketplace, a complimentary online resource for women business owners. The Michigan Women's Marketplace (MWM) is the portal of the Great Lakes Women's Business Council's SBA Women's Business Center, which provides one-to-one counseling, training and access to business resources to grow your business.

We invite you to register on this site. Joining is FREE! Registration grants you access to attend webinar trainings or view recorded webinars, connect with our business resource partners, list your business on our directory of Michigan women-owned businesses and keep in touch through the EVENTS calendar, all at no cost to you! So take that next step by registering  to become a member of the marketplace and open another door of growth and opportunity in your walk as a successful woman in business!

Women Rock! Gift Box Available Until March 15!

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Order a Women Rock! Gift Box to celebrate Women's History Month! This one-of-a-kind gift box is available through Great Lakes Women's Business Council and features products from women business owners in the retail space. The box is valued at over $90 but you can order one for yourself, a co-worker, a mentor or a cherished relative for only $59.99 and that includes taxes and shipping! Your box, ordered by March 15 for delivery in Women's History Month!

  • Girl Power Full-Sized Blanket by Birdy Boutique
  • Women Rock Notecard Gift Set by JLD Cards & Such
  • Gift Bag (6 ounces) of Girl You Rock! Chocolate Rocks by Platters Chocolatier

Order today to ensure you get your box and celebrate women who rock!

Learn More and Order Here by March 15, 2023

New Partnership | Verizon Small Business Digital Ready Program | Open to All!
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In partnership with Next Street and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Verizon Small Business Digital Ready aims to focus on women and minority owned business in under-resources communities. The online curriculum  provides resources and in-depth support including coaching, networking and incentives! Great Lakes Women's Business Council is partnering with Next Street and LISC to bring this new online curriculum to small businesses across Michigan! The program is designed to give small businesses the tools they need to thrive in today's digital economy, including access to personzlied learning plans, coaching from experts and networking opportunities with diverse, industry-specific businesses. What the 4-minute Onboarding Video to learn how easy it is once registered to access on demand learning and to make an appointment for a 1:1 coaching session. You can register to be part of this free program with the link below.

Verizon Small Business Digital Ready Program

You will be asked to verify your email. You will receive a confirmation email (please forward to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), then log back in to access all the services! If you engage in two sessions, you will be eligible to apply for a $10,000 grant! Take advantage of this tremendous resource for your business!
Verizon Small Business Digital Ready Onboarding Video

Program Manager Shawntay Dixon Selected as Martha Bailey Award Recipient by AWBC
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Shawntay Dixon, Program Manager
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Great Lakes Women's Business Council

Martha Bailey Award Recipient

Shawntay Dixon, Women’s Business Center Program Manager of Great Lakes Women’s Business Council (WBC) has been named 2021 Marsha Bailey Leadership Award Winner. Shawntay was selected by the Association of Women's Business Centers for this national award for her servent leadership and commitment to excellence. There are over 140 SBA Womens Business Centers in the United States who support the efforts of women-owned businesses. Shawntay is the program manager for the Great Lakes WBC Women's Business Center which also hosts the portal, Michigan Women's Marketplace. We congratulate Shawntay on this notable recognition and her efforts in growing women business owners and their businesses.

Great Lakes Women's Business Council Named Women's Business Center of Excellence!
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The Michigan Women's Marketplace (www.miwomen.com) is the portal of the Great Lakes Women's Business Center. We are proud to share with you that our business center was recently named Women's Business Center of Excellence by Michigan Celebrates Small Business! Access the article in the link below! We are here to service you with excellence!

Call for Workshop Presenters!

At Michigan Women's Marketplace we have an ongoing opportunity for workshop presenters in our Core Eduation Program. Do you have expertise in a topic like business strategies, virtual business, suppliy chain, marketing, social media, human resources, finance or other important business or personal development areas? Do you have a spot on or unique "how to" method that will provide a useful tool to business owners like capability statements, pitch, financial organization, networking or similar? If you do, we encourage you to complete our application through the link below. Giving to business owners can be a rewarding and beneficial experience for your own business!

Workshop Presenter Application

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