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Weekly Resource #31 Food Lab Detroit

Weekly Resource #31 Food Lab Detroit

Foodlab is a Detroit organization that aims to accomplish many food-centric goals. Primarily, their aim is to create an environment among the food entrepreneurs of Detroit that facilitates cooperation in order to streamline the city’s growing good food movement. They accomplish this in many ways and since their establishment in 2011, they have continued to regularly introduce new ways for the community to interact and for new food entrepreneurs to develop their business. Foodlab had …

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Weekly Resouce #30 – Small Business Saturday

Weekly Resouce #30 – Small Business Saturday

2013 will mark the third year of Small Business Saturday. American Express established small business Saturday in 2010 on the day following the infamous Black Friday. The purpose of this day is to promote holiday shopping at small businesses. Support small business in your community by doing your shopping on Small Business Saturday. If you are a Small Business owner, take advantage of the resources that American Express has created to support you and your …

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Weekly Resource #28 USPS Every Door Direct Mail

Weekly Resource #28 USPS Every Door Direct Mail

Every Door Direct Mail is a new tool from USPS that is designed to make mass mailings cheaper, more effective, and easier to accomplish. A new feature, EDDM is a one stop shop for your mass mail campaigns. This tool will allow business owners to systematically target their audience and deliver mail to every address within the specified carrier routes. To take advantage of this offer, visit EDDM’s website to get a quote of your …

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Weekly Resource #26 – Healthcare Reform and Small Business

Weekly Resource #26 – Healthcare Reform and Small Business

Over the past few years, all of us have watched as Health Care Reform, President Obama’s primary running platform, has fought it’s way through the legislative branch. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, dubbed “ObamaCare”, was signed into law by President Obama on March 23rd, 2010. Since then, the bill has continued to be the source of much controversy and recently has been a large catalyst in the stalemate in congress that led to …

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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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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 #21 University of Michigan-Flint Incubator

Innovation Incubator’s Top 10 List, University of Michigan-Flint

Weekly Resource #21 University of Michigan-Flint Incubator

The University of Michigan- Flint campus is larger than just faculty, staff, and classrooms. The campus stretches north of the Flint River and includes the Northbank Center, which contains the dance studio, University Outreach and the Innovation Incubator, also known as [IN], located on the building’s second floor. The following is a top ten list of opportunities and activities available at [IN] Monday through Friday, nine a.m. to five p.m. for any stage entrepreneur:   …

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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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