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Reinventing Michigan: The State’s Future, From CMU Students’ Point of View
Detroit / Education / Entrepreneurs / manufacturing / Michigan / small business

Reinventing Michigan: The State’s Future, From CMU Students’ Point of View

By Micheline Maynard (@mickimaynard)    Michigan’s future rests on its brightest young talents, and their willingness to help the state reinvent itself. But, how do these students see the future of the Great Lakes State?    The result is Reinventing Michigan, a project written, filmed, photographed, recorded and produced by the first-ever group of business … Continue reading

An Education Experiment Lifts A Small Town’s Prospects
Education / Michigan

An Education Experiment Lifts A Small Town’s Prospects

By Matthew Varcak (@MVarcak)      SAINT HELEN — In the heart of Saint Helen, Mich., a one-stoplight town of around 3,000 residents, stands the Charlton Heston Academy. It is a public charter school, formed by a grassroots organization, that opened its doors in the fall of 2012 and is attracting students from surrounding communities. … Continue reading

Detroit’s Different “Brands” Are Helping Boost Its Fortunes
Detroit / Entrepreneurs / Michigan / small business

Detroit’s Different “Brands” Are Helping Boost Its Fortunes

 By Austin Stowe (@stowsta)    DETROIT – To some people, Detroit is the perfect model of a failing city, in danger of going bankrupt, in the grip of an emergency financial manager.    But to others, Detroit is a city that is split into numerous, diverse communities which are thriving in their own unique ways.    … Continue reading

Young Entrepreneurs Aim High At The New Venture Competition
Entrepreneurs / Michigan / small business

Young Entrepreneurs Aim High At The New Venture Competition

   By Melissa Richards    MOUNT PLEASANT — In March, 27 teams of students from six colleges around Michigan gathered at CMU for the annual New Venture Competition, aimed at creating entrepreneurial ventures and boosting the state’s economy. Some of those taking part were new to the competition, which awards $60,000 in prizes, including a … Continue reading

Zingerman’s Roadmap Could Be A Model For Michigan
Entrepreneurs / Michigan / small business

Zingerman’s Roadmap Could Be A Model For Michigan

By Jeff Papworth    Nearly everyone at a table at Zingerman’s Roadhouse shook their head horizontally in unison.    Ari Weinzweig, cofounder of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses (ZCoB), had asked, at the new staff orientation, if any business where they previously worked had an open-book policy regarding finances, which prompted the negative response.    Weinzweig … Continue reading