Wayne Co. grant program will make a big difference for small businesses

Wayne Co. grant program will make a big difference for small businesses

Money. On main streets accross America, it’s in short supply. Ask any small busines owner. Our once heralded boot-strapped businesses, start-ups and yes, even our so-called ‘stay-ups'(existing, longer term businesss operations) are in trouble. Too frequently the last to take part in our ecosystem come in first in regard to our small business failures. And that’s what Wayne County officials […]

Bethlehem House aims to stem the number of working homeless

Bethlehem House aims to stem the number of working homeless

She picks up a paycheck and sleeps on a park bench. Those are the days she counts herself among the lucky. There are other days when she makes her bed on ground on the east side of Detroit. “Those days are the worst,” according to the female worker, who despite having a job is homeless. […]

Industry Club hopes to incubate and grow young bosses

Industry Club hopes to incubate and grow young bosses

Part trendsetter, social media expert and influencer, teens bring innate abilities and energy. It’s ingrained in their DNA. And now, thanks to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeasern Michigan (BGCSM) and its partners, talented teens will have the opporunity to marry their natural abilities with business opportuntieis in an effort aimed at building Detroit’s […]

Navigating the Headwinds of Crisis workshop series aims to help entrepreneurs gear up for reopening

Navigating the Headwinds of Crisis workshop series aims to help entrepreneurs gear up for reopening

Small businesses are beginning to ramp back up and adjust to new business requirements. Maintaining recommended safety requirements and social distancing are key to Detroit small shop owners’ respective ability to re-engage customers and restore consumer confidence, particularly in bricks and mortar shops, according to Mark S. Lee, the founder of  The LEE Group. Lee […]

ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day to promote social distancing, neighborhood pride from the front porch Aug. 1

ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day to promote social distancing, neighborhood pride from the front porch Aug. 1

ARISE Detroit!’s annual Neighborhoods Day will look a little different this year. The theme for the Saturday, August 1 event is “Stay Safe: Create in Your Space.”  The 14th annual community involvement day will emphasize public safety while still offering churches, block clubs and community groups the opportunity to celebrate their neighborhood pride. It will promote […]

Neighborhood Service Organization launches project to provide housing for homeless after hospital discharge

Neighborhood Service Organization launches project to provide housing for homeless after hospital discharge

The Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO) has launched a collaboration project with health systems and community-based agencies to establish a Recuperative Housing Center to help care for the homeless or those who need a place to stay after hospital stays. The center will provide 50 beds of temporary housing and continued care for patients who are […]

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles partners with No Kid Hungry to feed kids impacted by coronavirus school closures

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles partners with No Kid Hungry to feed kids impacted by coronavirus school closures

It’s a given. No kid should ever go hungry. That has become increasingly difficult as schools closed due to the coronavirus crisis, eliminating healthy meals for millions of children. To help get more nutritious food to those children, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), has partnered with No Kid Hungry, to support its grantees ‒ schools, food […]

New Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan, Ponyride partnership to increase support for Detroit entrepreneurs

New Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan, Ponyride partnership to increase support for Detroit entrepreneurs

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan (BGCSM) and small business incubator Ponyride have joined forces to help boost entrepreneurship in Detroit’s neighborhoods. The partnership will offer approximately 20,000 square feet of co-working and manufacturing space across three locations in Detroit and Highland Park. “Collaborating with Ponyride allows us to create a multigenerational pathway to […]

TechTown doubles small business impact with latest funding deployment 

TechTown doubles small business impact with latest funding deployment 

The TechTown Stabilization Fund (TTSF) closed with 347 grantees receiving a total of $575,000 in funding – adding to the 350 small businesses previously funded by TechTown’s Detroit Small Business Stabilization Fund. Together, the two funds funneled approximately $1.2 million into local small businesses in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The New Economy Initiative (NEI) donated $500,000 to enable TechTown to support local businesses […]

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