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Starting a Business Is Hard So Try Flipping One Instead
Growth Strategies

Starting a Business Is Hard So Try Flipping One Instead

It's often easier to fix a struggling company than it is to create one from scratch.
Mike Kalis
Why This VC Is Bullish on Detroit Building the Internet of Things
Internet of Things

Why This VC Is Bullish on Detroit Building the Internet of Things

Jay Adelson of Center Electric believes Midwestern work ethic and manufacturing prowess are advantages Silicon Valley can't match.
Amanda Lewan
Detroit Is Cultivating Local Entrepreneurship to Secure Its Future
Bootstrapping

Detroit Is Cultivating Local Entrepreneurship to Secure Its Future

The Motor City isn't waiting for a savior to move to town. It's banking on the energy of the people who call it home.
Amanda Lewan
Yes, You Can Be Creative in Franchising
Franchises

Yes, You Can Be Creative in Franchising

A Detroit couple decided to take a different approach when they opened their art-instruction franchise. Last year, they were the chain's highest-grossing franchisees.
Tracy Stapp Herold
13 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Detroit
Success Strategies

13 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Detroit

'Don't forget the Motor City' when you're looking for a role model for your startup.
Darrah Brustein
Bill Ford Jr. Looks at the Future of Mobility and Sees It Being Built in Detroit
Mobility

Bill Ford Jr. Looks at the Future of Mobility and Sees It Being Built in Detroit

The hereditary leader of Ford Motor Co. sees cars dominating the suburbs for a long time but crowded cities will drive innovation in how we get around.
Amanda Lewan
Detroit Is Beckoning to Tech Entrepreneurs
Detroit

Detroit Is Beckoning to Tech Entrepreneurs

The Motor City offers a trained workforce and, soon, gigabit speed Internet along with very affordable real estate.
Amanda Lewan
What Every Business Builder Can Learn From Detroit About the Power of Relationships
Relationships

What Every Business Builder Can Learn From Detroit About the Power of Relationships

Relationship capital is helping save the nation's most troubled city. Imagine it's importance for businesses leaders facing less onerous challenges.
Josh Mait
Incubators Aren't Only for Tech Startups
Incubators

Incubators Aren't Only for Tech Startups

Today's incubators are diverse and community-based. Here's a look at the breadth of options available in fashion, food and other physical-product sectors.
Entrepreneurs Are Making Detroit a Hot Spot for Craft Retail
Detroit

Entrepreneurs Are Making Detroit a Hot Spot for Craft Retail

The upside of the Motor City's epic struggle with abandonment is a vast supply of materials for high-end goods made by ambitious startups.
Amanda Lewan
Could Startups Ignite a Rust Belt Revival? 3 Tips for Struggling Cities.
Cities

Could Startups Ignite a Rust Belt Revival? 3 Tips for Struggling Cities.

Revitalization efforts get under way in former urban centers of industrial might. Will more follow?
Nick Sinatra
The Business of Urban Farming Takes Root in Detroit
Detroit

The Business of Urban Farming Takes Root in Detroit

Farmers, the original entrepreneurs, are finding a profitable niche in the vast amount of abandoned land in the Motor City.
Amanda Lewan
Judge Confirms Detroit Plan to Exit Historic Bankruptcy
Detroit

Judge Confirms Detroit Plan to Exit Historic Bankruptcy

The ruling comes more than two months after the start of a hearing to determine whether the plan was fair to creditors and feasible for the city to implement.