Detroit company thrives for 10 years, boosting small publisher industry

Detroit company thrives for 10 years, boosting small publisher industry

There are comic book characters with traits like real human mental and physical health conditions as traits, but not many use disabilities, disorders or gender identity as super powers. A Detroit publishing company’s new comic, The Xtras: Forces of Courage and Change, uses heroes to help reduce society’s stigmas. The idea by Eunice Howard inspired […]

Social Sushi pop-up will soon plant west side roots with a restaurant on Livernois

Social Sushi pop-up will soon plant west side roots with a restaurant on Livernois

Something was calling Jay Rayford back to the city after living in different states for several years. Even with a professional job in electrical engineering, he had to return home. Social Sushi – a pop-up that brought sushi to various social and networking events – was Rayford’s gift to Detroit. The business went on to […]

God’s Business: Bookstores like Baker’s Bible and Bookstore support Detroit entrepreneurship

God’s Business: Bookstores like Baker’s Bible and Bookstore support Detroit entrepreneurship

A spiritual calling led Carla Banks-Markham and her family to form what she regards as a ministry to the community. Baker’s Bible & Bookstore, located at 10200 Grand River Ave., is a staple neighborhood business near Livernois Avenue and I-96. One of dozens of bookstores that help form a landscape of thousands of Detroit small […]

Detroit’s Rivertown readies for improvements to waterfront

Detroit’s Rivertown readies for improvements to waterfront

These days Chip Rohde finds himself a little busier than usual. As spokesperson for the Rivertown Detroit Association, his job is keeping residents and businesses in neighborhoods adjacent to the city’s popular waterfront excited about investments, events and attractions there. While downtown areas, including what Rohde calls the “sliver on the river,” continue attracting revitalization, […]

Orange is the new bright at west side boutique

Orange is the new bright at west side boutique

At 8424 W. McNichols Road is a color lifetime Detroiter Angelica Bright closely identifies with her hopes for the business she owns.  The orange boutique, 2 Bright is a force of energy, inside and out, with clothing and accessories throughout the store’s small space.  Bright, 47, chose the color because of its vibrancy and because […]

Detroit’s small business community is growing thanks to businesses like S&S Auto

Detroit’s small business community is growing thanks to businesses like S&S Auto

At the intersection of Outer Drive and Burt Road, a small stretch of land sports church pews and large, metal flowers with a banner urging, “Pray Here! Watch what God will do.” More inspiring and decorative than surroundings of the average repair shop, the display marks the location of a Brightmoor-area garage that prides itself […]

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