The First Sale Is Usually The HardestFive famously wealthy individuals were hard pressed to make their first sale. However, perseverance paid off handsomely.
Foundation Pledges $60 Million To University Of MichiganA foundation has given $60 million to the University of Michigan for students and alumni entrepreneurship programs.
Small Business Workshop: Giving Shape To Your Small Business Goalsthe focus of the workshop is to provide resources to start a business and also provide ideas on how to grow your small business.
U-M To Host Urban Entrepreneurship SymposiumA Rutgers professor will be hosting an event Friday to discuss urban entrepreneurship in Detroit.
WATCH: As Movers, Shakers Migrate To Mackinac Talk Gears Up On Entrepreneurship, Gay Rights And Growing The Economy1,500 folks from across the state are traveling to Mackinac Island for the Detroit Regional Chamber's annual policy conference which takes place this Tuesday through Friday. It has been held there since 1981 and is where issues and topics are vetted and debated.
Michigan Growth Capital Symposium Opens Company Applications, Calls For SponsorsOrganizers of the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium are now accepting applications from companies interested in applying to present at the 33rd annual equity event, taking place June 17-18 at the Marriott Resort in Ypsilanti.
Startup Weekend Lansing Launches 7 New CompaniesAfter 54 hours of intensive collaboration and creativity, seven new companies have been formed in hopes of becoming successful businesses in the Lansing region, after Lansing Startup Weekend took place this past weekend. The weekend featured the strongest turnout in Lansing Startup Weekend history.
UM's Entreprelooza Keynoter: Don't Just Do It For The MoneyEvery path is a path to entrepreneurship, and while you can do it to change the world or to enjoy your life's journey or even because you're lost, don't ever do it just for the money.
Awards And Certifications From Sept. 19The latest awards and certifications earned by Michigan's technology-focused companies, institutions and groups
Rotary District 6400 Seeks Entrepreneurs, Especially Women, In Southwest Detroit For Microloan ProgramLaunchDetroit, a micro-loan program developed by Rotary District 6400, will host an informational Open House for budding entrepreneurs and small businesses from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Michigan Tech Project Seeks To Build More UP BusinessesMichigan Technological University is participating in the state’s University Center for Regional Economic Innovation, with a project designed to inform entrepreneurs of opportunities in the Upper Peninsula while identifying gaps in resources and possible ways to bridge those gaps.
Lansing Crowdfunding Site To Support Local StartupsThe folks behind the Lansing area's economic development organization, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), are betting that people want to support local startup businesses in their community through crowdfunding.
Macomb Community College Adds Tech ProgramsMacomb Community College has added several new technology-related programs for the 2013-14 school year.
Register Now For Fall Session Of Michigan Shifting GearsMichigan Shifting Gears, an intensive career transition initiative sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corp., kicks off a new three-month session on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Registration for the fall 2013 session is open now through Friday, Sept. 13.
Report: West Michigan Culture For Entrepreneurship ImprovingThe culture has improved for entrepreneurship in West Michigan, according to a new report by Grand Valley State University researchers.