Weekly Resource #43 NEIdeas

Weekly Resource #43 NEIdeas

Start up businesses get a lot of love in the funding world. We’ve covered such things fairly extensively in previous blog posts. But what about the established businesses that need help growing? It can be hard to come by extra cash to push your business to the next level. NEI is here to help with that. In an effort to cater to the established businesses that have been a part of Detroit for years, NEI …

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Weekly Resource #44 Best Shot Workshop: Detroit

Weekly Resource #44 Best Shot Workshop: Detroit

The Best Shot Sales Workshop is a great way to become familiar with how to effectively deliver a sales pitch. This event will take place on Wednesday, May 14th in downtown Detroit and is brought to you by the MMIC. It will benefit business owners and entrepreneurs of any level of experience. MMIC strives to present new information and ideas that will better prepare attendees for making sales. This event centers around a panel luncheon …

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Weekly Resource #42 2014 Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge

Weekly Resource #42 2014 Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge

If you are a social entrepreneur in the process of starting a new venture, Michigan Corps has a competition for you! This State-wide competition is meant to provide visibility and resources to it’s participants. Prizes for this competition consist of a cash prize ranging from $1,000-$5,000, admission to Michigan Corps’ social impact investment fellowship, and entrepreneur support services. Check out the list of awards for more detailed descriptions. You can register for this event on …

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Business Plan worksheet and Market Research

Comprehensive business plans are critical elements in the start-up process. To effectively plan the future of your business you must analyze industry trends in relation to the needs of your desired market. This information will equip you to make calculated decisions as you move forward with your idea. Business information is some of the most difficult information to locate and you’re not expected to find it alone. Across Michigan you’ll find Business Resource Centers (BRCs), …

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Weekly Resource #41 MMTC LEAN Panel Discussion

Weekly Resource #41 MMTC LEAN Panel Discussion

One thing that I think is important for entrepreneurs to keep in mind is that you are far from the first person to do what they are doing. Opening a business or developing a product has already been done millions of times by millions of people for thousands of years. Seeking the collective knowledge of business owners and creators in order to lean from their success’ and from their mistakes is an easy and effective …

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Weekly Resource #40 Business USA’s Veteran’s Resources

Weekly Resource #40 Business USA’s Veteran’s Resources

As we here at InsYght know all to well, resources can be hard to come by for those who don’t know where to look for them. This results in many resources being underutilized and in some cases, completely ignored. As you probably know, Our goal is to connect entrepreneurs with the resources they need. Although our new system for this is under construction, other organizations have had the same idea of bringing entrepreneurs relevant resources …

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Weekly Resource #39 MMIC Crowd Camp

Weekly Resource #39 MMIC Crowd Camp

Crowd camp is back! This time in Detroit. Brought to you by the MMIC, Grand Circus, Grow Detroit, yours truly, and The co-founders of Rockethub, Crowd camp is a weekend long crowd funding workshop. Co-founders of Rockethub Gustavo Rodriguez and Brian Meece will lead this workshop as they continue their crusade of empowering entrepreneurs to realize their funding aspirations through crowd funding. This workshop will focus on the perks-based system of crowd funding which is …

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Weekly Resource #38 Coolhouse Labs

Weekly Resource #38 Coolhouse Labs

Do you know what is cool? Coolhouse labs is cool. Another one of my favorite things, a business incubator/accelerator, Coolhouse labs is located in harbor springs and is now offering applications for their summer program. Lets be real, who wouldn’t want to spend the summer developing their business literally blocks away from lake Michigan. As showcased in their snazzy video, Coolhouse labs has an impressive office that only adds to the superficial appeal of the …

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Weekly Resource #37 Junction 440

Weekly Resource #37 Junction 440

We’ve covered incubators before, specifically, the University of Michigan’s Incubator in Flint. I always enjoy hearing about new incubators, which seems to be happening more and more regularly as of late. Incubators are popping up left and right to cater to all of the different business areas that you may find yourself entering as an entrepreneur. One Incubator that caught my eye was Junction 440, Techtown’s most recent addition to their collection of business resources.  …

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Weekly Resource #36 DTX Launch Detroit

One of my favorite things to do while listening to lectures in my business class, besides diligently taking notes of course, is thinking of ways to apply whatever is being talked about to “the real world.” These in-class brainstorming sessions provide an ample distraction for those less stimulating lectures and I often find that I come up with my best ideas while doing this. Many people say they think of good ideas while showering. For …

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