| Follow Us: Facebook Twitter Vimeo RSS Feed

Small Business


Small Business Features

Rufus Bartell, owner of Simply Casual

Business leaders on Avenue of Fashion explore new era for the historic corridor

The Avenue of Fashion is back. With the renewed energy and interest along the strip, business leaders are thinking about how to harness that energy for long-term growth.

Bert's Entertainment Complex Owner Bert Dearing Jr.

For over 30 years, Bert's Marketplace has served food and preserved black history in Detroit

The 24,000 square foot Bert's Marketplace is much more than a bar and restaurant. It's also a hangout, music venue, and place to celebrate black history in Detroit. 

Kim Gamez, co-founder of Mi Padrino

VIDEO: Kim Gamez of Mi Padrino on the challenges of juggling a business and family

On Friday, Feb. 16 this year, four Detroit entrepreneurs told their stories of business ownership at Startup Story Night, sponsored by Model D and the New Economy Initiative.

Fresh101 list

Juice cafe has a mission to bring healthy food choices to Midtown -- and the rest of Detroit

Fresh101 Superfood Café fills a nice niche in Midtown. But owner Monique Dooley, a former teacher, is also engaging with organizations throughout the city to encourage food education and healthy eating. 

Drew McUsic and Alessandra Carreon, co-founders of PizzaPlex

New businesses on West Vernor strive to integrate into culturally-rich southwest Detroit

In the last couple years, a number of new businesses have opened on West Vernor Highway near Clark Park. And many of them are demonstrating a desire to be a part of the fabric of an already thriving, culturally-rich community. 
( 206 ) View All

Small Business Videos

NEIdeas

NEIdeas challenge returns for second year of grants to small businesses in Detroit

Applications for 2015 NEIdeas grants open on Thursday, May 7.

Fellows List

Detroit Revitalization Fellows hustle harder

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.

SWOT List

TechTown SWOT City spreads opportunity to neighborhood businesses

SWOT City empowers neighborhood businesses, providing them with expert analysis to help them identify their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

D2D List

Stories from the new economy: D2D business connect

By helping large Detroit institutions and corporations purchase goods and services within the city of Detroit, D2D is creating an environment where all Detroit-based businesses can thrive.

Revolver List

Hamtramck's (revolver) restaurant might just blow your underpants off

A combination supper club and social experiment, (revolver) features a rotating host of chefs that changes each week, from home cooks looking to launch their own concept to seasoned professionals of national note looking to do something different and have a little bit of fun.
( 15 ) View All
Signup for Email Alerts