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Seed capital helps 365 Retail Markets become one of metro Detroit's fastest growing companies
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Joe Hessling built 365 Retail Markets from nothing. After scoring $1 million in seed capital, the company is among the Gazelle 100, our list of the fastest-growing startups in metro Detroit.
10 essential networks for metro Detroit creatives
Thursday, March 05, 2015
Whatever role you play in the creative economy, an abundance of local networks and resources exists to support you. Here are 10 especially good ones.
How metro Detroit became a national leader in mead making
Thursday, March 05, 2015
Collaboration and good-natured competition have propelled metro Detroit's meaderies into a class of their own.
Madison Heights, the Asian food capital of metro Detroit
Thursday, February 26, 2015
The small city in Oakland County is home to dozens of restaurants specializing in cuisine from practically every country in Southeast Asia, as well as a handful of specialty grocery stores offering spices, produce, and a variety of dried goods that can't be found anywhere else in the region.
Winter harvest: How local farmers are extending the growing season
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Frigid temperatures and snow don't mean you have to rule out eating fresh, regionally-sourced vegetables. Winter food production is alive and thriving in and around Michigan thanks to greenhouse growing and other season-extending technologies.
Small Business Videos
An Early Morning Visit to Detroit's Eastern Market
Cass Corridor Films
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Every weekday, Detroit's Eastern Market is buzzing with action while most of us are still sleeping. Cass Corridor Films got up early to follow Slow Jams, a producer of artisan jams, on a quest for locally grown herbs at the wholesale market.
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Untapped market for plus-size resale leads to three stores for HIPS Boutique
Will downtown Birmingham valet service end hunt for parking spaces?
Meza bringing Mexican food to downtown Royal Oak
Barbecue joint adds to downtown Wyandotte's restaurant options this summer
Golf year-round at new downtown Birmingham business
Micro-creamery concept coming to downtown Northville
Dearborn's first microbrewery on schedule for May opening
B. Nektar Meadery to open a new tasting room in Ferndale
Metro Detroit-owned ZIM's Vodka headed to out of state shelves
Pet spa and boutique caters to pet lovers in downtown Plymouth
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In the News
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A call for unifying Michigan's "three economies"
Source: Michigan Radio
Ferndale thrift store advises how to "dress for success"
Source: Life On Mars
How do you build an innovative, entrepreneurial community?
Source: The Atlantic Cities
The Atlantic magazine is looking for a few good start-ups
Source: The Atlantic
Rochester company's expansion profiled in NY Times article
Source: The New York Times
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Innovation & Job News
Plutonium Paint adds products, grows its color palette
EAFocus turns 15 years old, doubles staff
Peteet's Famous Cheesecakes creates following in Oak Park
Steady growth is recipe for success for PublicCity PR
Innovative Learning Group leverages diverse client base for growth
Kidpreneur brings entrepreneurship education to tweens
Coupon Wallet helps biz coupons transition to digital
Working mom finds traction for Dashing Elements site
Commerce couple grows family biz, California Closets
Metro Detroit software developers launch firm, Ambr Detroit
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