Overview

About LifeLine

Over 30 years of combined business development experience and various strategic partnerships. As industry leaders, we offer a wide range of services proven to give life to your business ideas.

What We Do:

LifeLine Business Consulting Services is a full-service business planning and management consulting agency serving small and medium-sized businesses, entrepreneurs and organizations.

LifeLine fulfills its mission of helping individuals in the Detroit area by providing access to resources that accelerate personal development, creating effective strategies and developing strong business plans. Our goal is to build thriving local ecosystems by empowering others to change their lives through entrepreneurship, facilitating the launch of small businesses and supporting business owners as they grow sustainable futures.

LifeLine Business Consulting

Since 2010

LifeLine Business Consulting Services, LLC has helped over 1200 individuals bring their business ideas into reality by coaching, training and connecting entrepreneurs with resources and continuous support of their endeavors.

Who We Are

Leadership Team

Nicole Farmer
Executive Director

Nicole founded Grand Innovation in 2016 to expand the success of LifeLine’s entrepreneurial training and business coaching in partnership with Detroit nonprofit loan funds and community foundations. Over the past decade, she has coached thousands of Detroit entrepreneurs to business success. Prior to LifeLine, Nicole was the first African American woman in the United States to own a Tuffy Auto Center and this experience as a young single-mom inspired her to provide a lifeline to minority and women entrepreneurs.

Ezra Brown
Returning Citizens Project Director

Brown’s no-nonsense approach inspires returning citizens to create self-sufficiency plans for re-entry. Brown has developed a strong working partnership with the MI Department of Corrections Lawton parole center and educated over 1,000 newly released returning citizens on the benefits, opportunities…

Carla McDonald
Director of Training

Carla has strong experience in business principles, curriculum development and coaching principles as it relates to entrepreneurial ventures. She is responsible for ensuring all instructors implement the course curriculum to meet the needs and interests of the students involved, as…

Lashawna Manigault
Manager of Operations

Lashawna is an entrepreneur with an educational background in the healthcare sciences and extensive experience in Human Resource Management. A native Detroiter, Lashawna represents the organization through her participation in the New Economy Initiative (NEI) quarterly worktables and currently sits…

LifeLine's

Vision and Mission

LifeLine Business Consulting Services is a vehicle for positive economic change. To provide the community with the tools to be successful for them to have a significant, positive impact in their local community, eliminating historical cycles of poverty thru Education, community engagement and entrepreneurship.