Organization uses manpower to make renters and homeless into homeowners

Organization uses manpower to make renters and homeless into homeowners

Not many non-profit businesses can say they’ve turned squatters into homeowners. But there is an organization in Detroit that does this and more. Man Power Mentoring, Inc. was established about five years ago as a personal and property development program by Executive Director Xzun Bellefant. The organization works on neighborhood properties to reduce blight, make […]

Detroit Martial Arts Institute teaches young people life skills

Detroit Martial Arts Institute teaches young people life skills

There aren’t too many places on Seven Mile Road in Detroit that offer youth the chance to learn Japanese, but at the Detroit Martial Arts Institute they can. The school, located at 13030 W. Seven Mile, was started by Grandmasters Eugene Woods, Jr. and George Reynolds, who opened the business 15 years ago. Self-defense isn’t […]

Small businesses to be featured at Detroit summer parks events

Small businesses to be featured at Detroit summer parks events

Small businesses will make a big splash at events in downtown Detroit parks this summer. The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) is asking Detroit-based vendors to apply to be featured at Downtown Street Eats, Market Thursdays, Market Fridays and the Night Markets at Beacon Park. The events attract thousands of weekly visitors. Downtown Street Eats, Michigan’s largest […]

Report shows optimistic outlook for entrepreneurs

Report shows optimistic outlook for entrepreneurs

Starting a business can bring life-changing prosperity, but research shows timing is key to success. Newly published research by Bank of America suggests this year is a good time to take the next step toward becoming an entrepreneur. A survey of 1,000 owners participating in the 2018 Bank of America Business Advantage Small Business Owner […]