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One thing about Detroiters: When they see a need for something in their city, they are likely to take action to fill the void. From clothing boutiques to acupuncture clinics, from bike shops to restaurants, from dance studios to book stores, locals are thinking small ... in a big way.
Entrepreneurship and motherhood: Family first
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Despite all the time required to start and run a business, mother entrepreneurs often do so because it allows them to get closer to their family.
Higher wages and split tips: Working for fair pay in the Detroit service industry
Monday, November 14, 2016
The tipping system is the cheapest, easiest legal way for restaurateurs to maintain a staff, but it also has unfortunate side-effects for that same staff. Some in the service industry, however, are rethinking the tip.
Entrepreneurship and motherhood: Finding strength in overcoming bias
Monday, November 07, 2016
Women and minority entrepreneurs face an unfortunate amount of bias as business owners. But in the second part of our three part series on mother entrepreneurs, Melinda Clynes discovers the strength that comes from pushing through those biases.
Guest column: My journey to business owner and deeper connections
Monday, November 07, 2016
After being away from Detroit for years, Jay Raford moved back to his hometown and opened up a socially-conscious food business in the Live6 area.
Finding resources faster: Detroit's rich and expanding entrepreneurial ecosystem
Monday, October 31, 2016
There's an incredible number of resources available for a budding entrepreneur in Detroit. Patrick Dunn surveys our entrepreneurial ecosystem to find out where those resources are and how to access them.
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Detroit's only bridal salon is in Detroit because of impact investing
Council of Michigan Foundations
Monday, October 17, 2016
Without the support of an investment from the Michigan Women's Foundation, Beautiful Bridal might have ended up anywhere but Detroit.
Brightmoor's Artesian Farms and the power of impact investing
Council of Michigan Foundations
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
In just 36 square feet of growing space, Detroit's Artesian Farms can grow as much produce as a 3700-square-foot conventional farm or garden. The owners credit a low-interest loan from the Max & Marjorie M. Fisher Foundation for their success.
NEIdeas challenge returns for second year of grants to small businesses in Detroit
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Applications for 2015 NEIdeas grants open on Thursday, May 7.
Detroit Revitalization Fellows hustle harder
Detroit Revitalization Fellows
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
In this video, three Detroit Revitalization Fellows talk about their day jobs, which are all focused on improving life in the city, and their extracurricular entrepreneurial activities, which do much the same.
TechTown SWOT City spreads opportunity to neighborhood businesses
New Economy Initiative
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
SWOT City empowers neighborhood businesses, providing them with expert analysis to help them identify their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
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Art and coffee collide in Hamtramck with the opening of Oloman Cafe
Oloman Cafe opened to steady crowds on the morning of Monday, December 5th. The cafe, which is part coffee shop, part art gallery, and part photography studio, is located in the former space of the Belmont Bar.
New bike shop celebrates opening in downtown Hamtramck
Local audio equipment maker to ship products around the world
Detroit dog daycare business to launch major expansion along the Cass Corridor
The Craft Cafe Detroit thrives on city's lower east side
Downtown co-working space to double in size, eyes big future
Clothing, gifts, and more: New retail storefront coming to Eastern Market
It's a match! MCM winners use grant money to help cushion construction costs
New veterinary house call company opens in downtown Detroit
Traveling retail event with focus on socially-conscious businesses comes to Eastern Market
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Startup Story Night accepting submissions for Detroit storytelling event
Hosted by Snap Judgment's Glynn Washington, the event will give five local entrepreneurs a chance to tell their story, both the challenges and success, in business.
Source: Southeast Michigan Startup
Women innovators speak at next High Growth Happy Hour
Source: SE Michigan Startup
TechTown awards ceremony to recognize excellence in entrepreneurship
Source: TechTown Detroit
National startup boom reaches Detroit
Source: Detroit Free Press
National business leaders bullish on Detroit, Kresge report indicates
Source: The Kresge Foundation
Small businesses multiply, crime declines along Jefferson Avenue corridor
Source: Crain's Detroit Business
Final year of NEI's challenge to grant local businesses a total of $500K
Week of events celebrating and supporting Detroit entrepreneurs starts May 2
Source: Build Institute
Build Institute hosts speed coaching event for small business owners
How to do Small Business Saturday the easy way
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If you don't evolve, you die: How Jacob Bishop re-energized the Mr. Alan's brand
Mr. Alan's is now Elite Mr. Alan's, a place for finding the latest trends in shoes and clothing, not just the best bargains.
How Canine to Five's Liz Blondy grew her dog daycare business from city to suburb
Gwen Jimmere makes all-natural hair care product and list of 100 influential African-Americans
This Detroit manufacturer is making pre-fabricated houses cool -- and green
Dessert Oasis' Nathan Hamood pioneers coffee and pomade in Rochester and Detroit
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Prominent public relations firm Berg Muirhead transitioning to new name and ownership
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