brendan.doucet

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My name is Brendan and I am the intern working on InsYght. Along with my work on InsYght, I am also a full time student studying Marketing at Wayne State University. I have been working on InsYght since the Fall of 2012 and I am excited to be a part of InsYght in the future!

Weekly Resource #25 – Five Keys to Using Financial Statements

Know Your Numbers: Five Keys to Using Financial Statements

Weekly Resource #25 – Five Keys to Using Financial Statements

Having well maintained financial records of your business is important in order to run it successfully. Financial statements are the windows into your business’ fiscal workings. Knowing how to analyze them is key to budgeting and pinpointed areas of waste. On October 23rd, the MI-SBTDC will be conducting a class centered around the financial statement and how to mine the most useful information from it. It is intended for business owners and key staff who …

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Weekly Resource #24 – MMIC Boost!

Weekly Resource #24 – MMIC Boost!

Boost! is a pitch contest for entrepreneurs that has generated over $2 Million in investments. Join the 100+ companies that have competed in the Boost! competition in the past! This competition is available to any entrepreneur in the early and developing phases of business development. Each participant is allowed 2 minuets to pitch their business. Those who win a local event will gain access to MMIC’s network of Angel Investors. Winners will also win the …

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Weekly Resource #23 – MMIC Crowd Camp: Ann Arbor

MMIC Crowdfunding Camp

Weekly Resource #23 – MMIC Crowd Camp: Ann Arbor

Over the past few years, crowd funding has proven to be a viable alternative to traditional loans. With $2.7 Billion raised in 2012 through crowd funded campaigns, they are not something that should be ignored. However, it being a relatively new method of funding procurement, many people don’t know much about them and they know even less about how they can start a campaign themselves. The Mid Michigan Innovation Center has the perfect event for …

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Resource Provider Spotlight: D:Hive Detroit

April Boyle talks about some of the resources D:Hive has to offer Detroit based Entrepreneurs. Brandon Christopher, founder of Canvas X Detroit, also talks about his experience in D:Hive’s “Pilot” program.

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Weekly Resource #20 – Great Lakes Women’s Business Conference

Great Lakes Women's Business Conference

Weekly Resource #20 – Great Lakes Women’s Business Conference

For 12 years the Annual Great Lakes Women’s Business Conference has been bringing business women from across the state together to interact and establish connections with one another. ¬†Woman from many different industries will attend this 2 day networking event starting Tuesday, September 24th and ending the evening of Wednesday the 25th. Educational workshops, seminars, and networking opportunities will make up the schedule of events. The seminars will be presented by keynote speakers Cynthia Kay …

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Weekly Resource #19 – Detroit Kitchen Connect

Weekly Resource #19 – Detroit Kitchen Connect

As you are well aware of, opening a business is risky. The amount of overhead required to open a brick and mortar store-front is immense to say the least. This is especially true for those of you who are opening a food business. The additional equipment needed to run a successful food business that meets the customer’s needs and the state’s health regulations, adds a lot to the cost of opening. Kitchen Connect aims to …

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Weekly Resource #16 – ProsperUS Entrepreneur Training

Weekly Resource #16 – ProsperUS Entrepreneur Training

Revitalizing low-income neighborhoods has a continued to be a complex issue with no simple solution. ProsperUS Detroit is one of the organizations in the Detroit area that is at the forefront of empowering entrepreneurs and community partners to rebuild their blighted communities from within. Offering many different resources including lending, consulting, and instructional classes, ProsperUS has many ways to meet its goal. ProsperUS is returning to Focus: HOPE this September for a new session of …

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Resource Provider Spotlight: Mott FabLab

Doug Prehoda explains the production resources the Mott Community College FabLab has to offer entrepreneurs.

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Weekly Resource #14 – Detroit BizGrid

Weekly Resource #14 – Detroit BizGrid

Imagine a single document that lists the business resources and their providers that exist in Detroit. Sounds pretty awesome right? Well imagining such a document is no longer required. The Detroit BizGrid is exactly that and more. Combine the aggregate knowledge of 5 local entrepreneurial support organizations, (including ourselves, Techtown, Bizdom, D:Hive, and the DEGC) with the demand for an easy to use list of resource provider contact information and their offered resources, and you …

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Entrepreneur Video Spotlight: Depot Town Tattoo

Dawn Cooke tells her story of opening up her own tattoo shop, Depot Town Tattoo, in Ypsilanti Michigan.

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