Downtown Detroit Markets need artists, makers, entrepreneurs, small businesses for holidays

Downtown Detroit Markets need artists, makers, entrepreneurs, small businesses for holidays

Calling Detroit’s artists, makers, entrepreneurs and small businesses. You are invited to apply be part of the Downtown Detroit Markets for the winter season. The markets will be open for the winter season from November 17 through Sunday, January 7. Applications are open now through Monday, October 23at www.bedrockdetroit.com/downtown-detroit-markets. The markets were created by Bedrock […]

EmpowerHER gives Detroit women incentive to problem solve

EmpowerHER gives Detroit women incentive to problem solve

Women are accustomed to solving problems, particularly in the workplace. Whether that problem solving occurs inside or outside the home, we are always prepared to listen, suggest, help friends, families, and the causes we care about. Ford Motor Company Fund and Michigan Women’s Foundation recognize women’s strengths and their value in and out of the […]

Dream Factory: Brothers prepare youth for business ownership

Dream Factory:  Brothers prepare youth for business ownership

For brothers Aaron and Eric McCloud, owning businesses became a common goal as they entered adulthood. Years later, they see the tools they developed while traveling the road to entrepreneurship as some of the same lessons they’ve begun using to help Detroit youth excel. The McClouds co-founded the Dream Deferred Project, a company created to […]

Growing interest in Detroit’s “Small Shops”

Growing interest in Detroit’s “Small Shops”

There is no doubt about it. Small shops in Detroit are cool, and thriving. What so many don’t know is many of these small shops have been operating in our city’s neighborhoods for years. Others are quietly opening new businesses that will make a difference to residents. Many of those small shops are invisible, never […]

Hatchlings: Comerica’s Hatch Detroit contestants need your vote

Hatchlings: Comerica’s Hatch Detroit contestants need your vote

Businesses are launching in Detroit left and right, much to the delight of citizens as well as entrepreneurs hungry for the city’s resurgence. Hatch Detroit, the non-profit that champions independent retail in Detroit, announced four finalists on Friday in the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest. After community voting, finalists advance to a final round competing for $50,000 from Comerica Bank and […]

Life Preserver: Small businesses need prompt payments to stay afloat

Life Preserver: Small businesses need prompt payments to stay afloat

Mayor Mike Duggan made a commitment to not only make Detroit a small business destination, but ensure long-term entrepreneurial success. The mayor’s programs, in conjunction with the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, such as Motor City Match and the Motor City Re-Store, are examples of providing grants focused on supporting and investing in businesses long term. […]

Detroit-based Public Lumber & Millwork’s custom services are propelling its growth

Detroit-based Public Lumber & Millwork’s custom services are propelling its growth

Craig Sarafa says the intersection between Seven Mile Road and I-75 is known for its busy traffic. The passing vehicles often pull into nearby gas stations and fast food restaurants. Many drivers pay little attention to Sarafa’s property, although it’s been there for decades. Public Lumber & Millwork focuses on selling manufacturing wood products such […]

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