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A record lover's guide to Detroit

Record Store Day, a celebration of independent record stores, is happening Saturday, April 19. In preparation, record head Glen Morren tells us about a few of his favorite spots to buy vinyl in Detroit.

Rock the red tape: Navigating City Hall

On Monday, April 21, a panel will discuss the best ways for entrepreneurs to navigate bureaucracy in City Hall for Open City's final event of the season.

Detroit's newest space for growing business ideas

Aaron Mondry introduces a series about starting a business in Detroit through the lens of the city's newest incubator, Practice Space.

Brewing beer and breathing life into Corktown's boxcar building

Batch Brewing Co., Detroit's first nanobrewery, has found a home in the former Porter Street Station, a quirky Corktown building with a boxcar attached to it.

Open City recapped: "Starting Slow and Small"

What is a pop-up? The answer might seem obvious, but members of this month's panel came to an interesting conclusion: it is similar to beta testing software in that you can work out the bugs without the risk of a full launch. Aaron Mondry was there.
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Small Business Videos

Stories from the new economy: Blackstone Launchpad

The Blackstone Launchpad at Wayne State University helps students launch companies around their ideas.

Stories from the new economy: Detroit Micro-Enterprise Fund

The Detroit Micro-Enterprise Fund helps small businesses in Detroit obtain financing unavailable to them from traditional banks. The third in our series from the New Economy Initiative, this video highlights two entrepreneurs who received loans from the fund.

Stories from the new economy: Invest Detroit - First Step Fund

Invest Detroit's First Step Fund provides entrepreneurs mentorship, coaching and capital. The New Economy Initiative talks to two Detroit entrepreneurs who have benefited from the fund.

Stories from the new economy: the Detroit Creative Corridor Center

The Detroit Creative Corridor Center's Creative Venture Program helps creative entrepreneurs launch their businesses in Detroit. Our partner, the New Economy Initiative, kicks off a series exploring Detroit's new economy by taking a deeper look at the program.
 
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