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Program Recruits Entrepreneurs to Ravaged Detroit

detroit.jpgWhen deciding where to start a business in this economy, Detroit maynot be the first city that comes to mind. With the highest unemploymentrate in the nation (12.6 percent in March) and the Big Three automakers struggling, Michigan'seconomy is in a serious state of disarray.

Bizdom U is out to change all ofthat. A no-cost, two-year program that assists entrepreneurs inlaunching businesses, Bizdom U takes driven people with business ideasand provides the guidance, training and support necessary to put theseideas to work and create successful growth-oriented businesses in thecity of Detroit, according to the program's website.

The Bizdom U team is determined to usher in a new, prosperous era of entrepreneurship in the Motor City by empowering tomorrow's top entrepreneurs to start-up and lead successful businesses. As a Michigander myself, I think this is exactly what Detroit needs right now.

Founded by Detroit-native Dan Gilbert, chairman and founder of Quicken Loans and majority owner of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers, Bizdom U is "intense and demanding because entrepreneurship is intense and demanding."

The program takes budding entrepreneurs from idea generation, to isolating a need, to identifying a target market, through developing a sales process, all the way on up through the nuances of business plan development. All of this is provided at no cost to those who are accepted into the program and living stipends are available.

To apply, contact Bizdom U at (313) 833-7800 or to request a reservation for an upcoming informational meeting.

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