Finance Michigan is designed specifically for the entrepreneur.

Since 1981 Finance Michigan and its affiliated companies have been financing and supporting entrepreneurs throughout Michigan from our downtown Detroit offices. We operate in-house professional firms for accounting, legal, marketing, human resources, and much more. We have partnered with turnarounds, growth stories and started new companies. We are a nimble and non-bureaucratic organization that’s able to move quickly to benefit our partners.

Our partnerships vary in structure but we invest primarily in businesses that already have revenue and exhibit traction. We have in excess of $100 million to invest primarily in manufacturing, finance and health care, but are open to all industries. We are looking for differentiated and determined entrepreneurs who can benefit from our resources to help their business grow.




Stanley B. Dickson, Jr. has been an entrepreneur in the city of Detroit for over three decades. He has invested in companies in health care, banking, manufacturing, telecommunications, commodities and many more. Mr. Dickson received his A.B. with honors in French from the University of Michigan in 1974, M.S. in Taxation from Golden Gate University in 1976 and J.D. from the University of Detroit in 1979. He earned his CPA in 1976 and was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1980. He belongs to the State Bar of Michigan, American Bar Association, Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, World President’s Organization and Detroit President’s Organization. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for First National Bank in Howell, Director for Barton Malow Company, Director for Marketplace Homes and Director for Michigan Crossroads Council for the Boy Scouts of America.


William Dickson is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Finance Michigan and due diligence for all new investments. Mr. Dickson previously worked on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and on the commodities trading desk at Citigroup. He has worked extensively with many of our portfolio companies and has founded companies in technology and commodities trading. He serves as a Director for First National Bank in Howell and is active in Young President’s Organization NextGen. He received his B.A. in Economics from Kalamazoo College, G.C. from the London School of Economics and Master in Professional Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin.

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James Hodge received his B.A from Yale College, J.D. from The University of Virginia’s Law School and M.B.A. from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Mr. Hodge has worked with successful entrepreneurs and their families, including members of the Forbes 400 and founders of Fortune 500 companies, in the financial services industry for over 25 years. He works primarily from the San Francisco Bay area and provides operational support for existing businesses and due diligence for possible investments.

Mr. Hodge is a member of the bar for both New York and California. He is also licensed as a life insurance broker in numerous states.


Born in the Bronx, David Collado is a 2008 graduate from Grand Valley State University. He became a Certified Public Accountant while working at UHY performing tax, audit, and consulting work for small and medium-sized companies. In 2010, he began working as a Staff Accountant at Dickson & Associates in Detroit. Within a year David was overseeing the financial operations of a group of eight restaurants. Shortly after, David was given the opportunity to run Happy Howie’s, Inc, which was experiencing big losses. He returned the company to profitability in less than two years and he remains the President today.


Harrison Galac provides legal advice and support for the entrepreneurs of Finance Michigan. As lead attorney for the Trowbridge Law Firm, Harrison oversees the preparation and process of proper corporate paperwork. Graduating with a BA in History from the University of Notre Dame; he obtained his JD from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Harrison Galac is a member of Real Property and Young Lawyers of Michigan organizations.

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MH 1 Investments LLC

Colorado Water, Inc.

Schwager Commodity Indexes LLC

Trowbridge Telecommunications Corporation

Chat Sports

Windsor Hotel Development Corp.

Amber Waves Grain Company LLC

Social Panacea

Cat in the Hat Commodity Trading LLC


and many more…

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