Livernois Soup and Light Up Livernois events help buoy cash-strapped Avenue of Fashion businesses

Livernois Soup and Light Up Livernois events help buoy cash-strapped Avenue of Fashion businesses

Detroit’s Avenue of Fashion, one of the city’s most vibrant neighborhood business districts, hit a speed bump with scheduled construction along the shop’s busiest corridor. It’s a massive project, albeit temporary one, according to shopowners contendng with foot traffic drops created as a result of limited parking and impassable sidewalks. The $8 million streetscaping project […]

Lighting the way: Detroit Discount Candles announces expansion

Lighting the way: Detroit Discount Candles announces expansion

Small businesses drive our economy and in Detroit, they are popping up in record numbers. That’s a good thing, according to Mayor Duggan, who frequently reminds residents that, ultimately, the city wants its new start-ups to stay up and become sustainable contributors to the city’s growing economy. Detroit’s Discount Candles is representative of the ‘dream […]

How Detroit-area small businesses can make the best of positive online reviews, mitigate negative ones

How Detroit-area small businesses can make the best of positive online reviews, mitigate negative ones

This summer, small business owners say business is booming, with 59 percent anticipating their revenue to increase over the next 12 months, 67 percent looking to expand and 24 percent planning to hire in the year ahead, according to our spring 2019 Bank of America Small Business Owner Report. The survey, which explores the perspectives, […]

Artfully Aware: Flint Trading Co. celebrates one year

Artfully Aware: Flint Trading Co. celebrates one year

There’s a link between jewelry and storytelling, just ask Flint Trading Co. founder and artist Walter Robert McAdow, who alongside his wife, Meghan, are celebrating a year of art in the Flint community. But it’s not your typical art gallery or space – think of it as a repository of story, where life interprets art. […]

Pedal Power: Detroit, Flint and other city cycling events pump nearly $700 million into state’s economy

Pedal Power: Detroit, Flint and other city cycling events pump nearly $700 million into state’s economy

Bicycling, once relegated as a kid’s method of transportation, has become a boon for cities such as Flint and Detroit, both working hard to attract young residents and families as well as develop efforts to build a growing local economy, health and wellness initiatives as well as community development, riders and bike experts agree. Riding […]

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