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Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship: a free community resource

Our vision is to develop a culture of entrepreneurship in which students and residents are inspired and motivated to explore and act upon their innovative ideas. We are committed to maintaining a vital hub of resources the community can rely upon for entrepreneurial education and assistance, all aimed at increasing an entrepreneur’s chances of launching their own business.

Our goal is your success

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) offers ongoing services and resources to encourage new ideas and new business growth in Macomb County. These services are supported by Macomb Community College as part of its commitment to workforce and economic development in the region.

Who is eligible for these free resources?

We are here to serve Macomb students and alumni, and community residents, including small business owners.

How about startups?

Most definitely! We can provide assistance to businesses still in the idea phase, as well as those already on the market.

Is there a preferred business type?

Not at all. Dry cleaners to small manufacturing firms, beekeeping to consulting services, it doesn’t matter. We have the capacity to provide critical support to all types of new or existing businesses.    

How do I get started?

Contact us at and we will schedule a one-hour assessment at our office on Center Campus. Together, we will develop an action plan that identifies the steps you need to take and the resources that are available to you. Our experienced mentors will work with you one-on-one as you implement your action plan.

Summer Drop-in Days

We offer a business coaching and mentoring program, Drop-in Days, open to students, faculty and staff. These Zoom-based sessions allow you to receive virtual mentoring from CIE Faculty in Residence: Bob James or Tanya Balcom. Whether you already own a business, are exploring a business idea or would like information about Macomb’s entrepreneurship programs, this is a great way to get answers to your top-of-mind questions! No appointment necessary. Visit the college calendar for a list of dates and times, as well as access links.


Office Locations:

Center Campus
44575 Garfield Road
Building A, Room 206
Clinton Township, MI 48038

Center Campus Hours:

Mon., Wed. & Thur. 11:00am - 2:00pm

Evening appointments available upon request. Please call 586.226.4833 to schedule.

South Campus
14500 E. 12 Mile Road
Building D, Room 215
Warren, MI 48088

South Campus Hours:

By appointment. Please call 586.226.4833 to schedule.

Phone: 586.226-4833