The City of Hamtramck is looking for you, if you have entrepreneurial ambitions of opening a new business in one of Michigan's most dynamic cities.
The city will host the Hamtramck Business Start-up Information Session at Cafe 1923
this Wednesday evening (Feb. 20). The idea is to help prospective business owners learn about things like business planning, lining up financing, creating a marketing plan and scaling their enterprises. Hamtramck has enjoyed quite a bit of success as of late with cultivating and attracting businesses, such as Perkins Pickles
, Rock City Pies
"We want to build on some of the momentum we have had in the last few months," says Jason Friedmann, community & economic development director for the City of Hamtramck.
Hamtramck is partnering with D:hive
to offer BUILD classes, the nonprofit's 8-week small business start-up training program. The normal fee for the class is $1,200 but Hamtramck residents will be able to take advantage of the course for far less. Prices will be determined on a sliding scale between $100 and $300.
Hamtramck has enjoyed a lot of success recently in helping cultivate creative, sustainable and lifestyle businesses, but the city would like to expand its diverse business climate to include some new economy startups. It is working with Detroit Start-up Drinks to host one of its gatherings in April.
"There is a lot of small retail space that could be repurposed as offices," Friedmann says. "We are working on a loft building that could house startups."
The Hamtramck Business Start-up Information Session will take place between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. at Cafe 1923, 2287 Holbrook.
Source: Jason Friedmann, community & economic development director for the city of Hamtramck
Writer: Jon Zemke
Read more about Metro Detroit's growing entrepreneurial ecosystem at SEMichiganStartup.com.