bonnie.fahoome

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As Director of Operations for InsYght, Bonnie Fahoome is committed to helping entrepreneurs and small businesses launch, manage and grow their ventures by connecting them to an array of support services and resources. Connect with Bonnie on LinkedIn.

Are Open Apps Draining Your Battery?

How do you shut down or unplug to stay focused and preserve mental energy?

Are Open Apps Draining Your Battery?

  Remember those social studies classes back in the day when your teacher first talked about one person having multiple roles?  A woman could be a sister, daughter, mother, friend, athlete, community advocate, manager, colleague, advisor, entrepreneur, and more.  What a concept to a 10 year old.   As modern adults, most of us play at least that many roles now and most use our technology devices, smart phones, notepads, computers, and others, to help …

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Weekly Resource #22 – Build a Website

Practice & Perfect Your Front-End Development Skills

Weekly Resource #22 – Build a Website

Grand Circus Detroit, a brand new co-working, event and training center for tech startups in the heart of downtown Detroit, is hosting a 10 week course, beginning September 30th, on how to Build a Dynamic Website. In this course you will get a thorough introduction to the technologies necessary to build modern, standards compliant websites. Through hands on exercises and projects you will practice and perfect your front-end development skills. At the end of this …

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Weekly Resource(s) #18 – Detroit Retail Startup Support

Support For Your Detroit Retail Business

Weekly Resource(s) #18 – Detroit Retail Startup Support

Dreaming of launching a retail business in Detroit?  You’re in luck.  Resources abound to support your efforts.  Planning to capital, it’s here. It’s generally advised, when considering the launch of a new business venture, you do the research and planning required to prove your concept; you test the concept whenever possible; and you secure proper funding to support the project.  The following 3 Detroit resources can potentially provide all those things to aspiring retail entrepreneurs. …

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Weekly Resource #17 – The Business of Creativity Workshop

Creativity and Business Do Mix - Learn How

Weekly Resource #17 – The Business of Creativity Workshop

Calling all Creatives! Ready to turn your passion into your business? Spring Arbor University’s Hosmer Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Jackson County have teamed up to bring you The Business of Creativity workshop. This is a practical workshop addressing business basics, such as creating a website and maintaining the content, photographing artwork, sales tax & licensing, marketing, blogging, branding, art inventory tracking, competitions, etc. Spring Arbor University, 113 W. Michigan Ave, Suite 201, Jackson, MI …

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BizGrid on the Michigan Business Network Radio Show

Michael Rogers talks to Bonnie Fahoome about the Detroit BizGrid

Michael Rogers, Vice President of Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan talks to Bonnie Fahoome about the Detroit BizGrid in 3 segments of the Michigan Business Network radio show.  In case you missed it on the radio, you can listen here:  Segment One:  SBAMS1; Segment Two:  SBAMS2; Segment Three:  SBAMS3.

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Weekly Resource #15 – Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition

Weekly Resource #15 – Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition

An international business competition – Connecting entrepreneurial companies with local, national and international investors. I tell all the early stage entrepreneurs I work with to go to as many pitch and business plan competitions as they can when they’re starting out.  Even if you’re not ready to compete for funding, you’ll gain invaluable knowledge from watching others and paying attention to the judges’s comments and feedback.  I learned much of what I know today about …

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Weekly Resource #13 – Financial Planning Guide

A Business Planning Tool for Aspiring or Existing Entrepreneurs

Weekly Resource #13 – Financial Planning Guide

In May, InsYght posted “Money, It’s a Gas,” an article about small business financing, in which we promised to follow up later with some tips on how to prepare a loan application or request for investment.  Detailed and accurate financial projections for your small business, in addition to being valuable business planning tools, are critical to the funding acquisition process.  After all, lenders and investors want to be confident they’re going to get paid back …

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Weekly Resource #10 – TechShop Membership & Training 4 Veterans

A Free 1 Year Membership & $350 Worth of Classes at any TechShop Location

Weekly Resource #10 – TechShop Membership & Training 4 Veterans

Happy Independence Day, America! TechShop is celebrating with a great big thank you to the U.S. Veterans that have made our freedom possible.  They’re offering free 1 year memberships and up to $350 in classes to qualified veterans.  TechShop, a do-it-yourself workshop and prototyping studio, makes over $1 million worth of design software and equipment for milling, forming, cutting, welding, woodworking, electronics and more available to it’s members. Read more about the Free Memberships and Training …

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Weekly Resource #8 – Michigan eLibrary

Critical Resources for the Michigan Business Community

Weekly Resource #8 – Michigan eLibrary

In addition to the plethora of digital resources already available to residents through MeL, Michigan’s eLibrary, state funding just made even more research and reference materials available to businesses and entrepreneurs.  (A quick internet search confirmed other states offer similar services.) How Do These Resources Help You and Your Business? Research and data are critical at every stage of business development and growth.  While it’s widely assumed entrepreneurs are risk takers, the truth is, people who …

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6 Tips for Effectively Building Your Professional Network

It's Who You Know

6 Tips for Effectively Building Your Professional Network

You’ve heard it said time and again, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”  Through the course of your entrepreneurial journey you’ve no doubt learned the truth of this statement.  Maybe it was a professor who encouraged you to take the leap in the first place.  Maybe your neighbor helped with the initial business plan or your aunt invested some pre-seed capital.  I know my personal history has repeatedly proven the value of …

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