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Growth Matters

How 3 Companies Maximized Funding in Their Region

These three Ohio startups can help you think local to rethink funding.
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.
Family Businesses

How This Mom Got the Kids to Buckle Up While She Launched Their Family Business

The frustration of fastening the seat belts of three youngsters in the back seat inspired an invention. Now the kids are part of the business.
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.
Young Influentials

Lessons from a Food-Tech Startup: Big Data Isn't Just a Buzzword -- It Can Be Your Secret Weapon

Pop-up meal company Dinner Lab owes its blockbuster success to its savvy analysis of information from its consumers.
Trep Talk

'If You Can Think It, We Can Make It': A Look Inside Brooklyn's New Lab

A technology and design center housed in New York's historic Brooklyn Navy Yard is changing what manufacturing in the U.S. will look like for future generations.
Project Grow

How This Pet Startup Raised $4.5 Million in Funding

This pet insurance company looked to a non-profit venture development organization for funding in this series exploring options for startups outside Silicon Valley.
Trep Talk

Zipcar Founder: Having a Social Mission as No.1 Is Not Enough to Make You a Success

Robin Chase says that to make positive change on a large scale, social entrepreneurs need to make sure they are first and foremost catering to the needs of their customer.
Entrepreneurs

From Relic to Beacon: Brooklyn Navy Yard Gets New Life as Cutting-Edge Manufacturing Hub

Thanks to a collaboration of public and private resources, one of the old 84,000-square-foot warehouses flanking the East River in New York City is being renovated and transformed.
Entrepreneurs

Where Do Great Ideas Come From?

Young entrepreneurs share what influences shape their businesses.
Small Business Heroes

For Social Entrepreneurs, What Comes First: Business or Mission?

Entrepreneurs trying to both make money and benefit a social mission are often playing a game of chicken and egg. For some, the social cause rises above all else. For others, a successful business model comes first.
Growth Strategies

How a NYC Nonprofit Is Working With Businesses to Make the World a Better Place

Strategic partnerships help a nonprofit erase education deficits.