Written by Deb Renee Biggs, Michigan eLibrary & Outreach Coordinator, Library of Michigan ____________________________________ “Particularly for micro businesses, this could be a powerful resource to starting a business, as well as maintaining business practices.” ____________________________________ The Michigan eLibrary, otherwise known as MeL, is Michigan’s online library resource. With origins dating back from 1992, this free […]
In Southwest Detroit, Bridging Communities began to notice that not everyone was able to participate in their neighborhood programs. The small nonprofit had been developing housing, running intergenerational programs, a time bank and services for the elderly for a long time. Over those years the composition of their neighborhoods changed. Children from many new immigrant […]
By Marcy Kates, Coordinator of the Microenterprise Network of Michigan Pretend you can fly. As you soar through a bright blue Michigan sky, skimming the tops of brightly-hued autumnal trees, you spot your community and your neighborhood. Dip down closer, see the tops of the houses and buildings. Tilt your wings and swoop over a […]
By Marcy Kates, Coordinator of the Microenterprise Network of Michigan There’s a trend out there, and it is taking hold around the country—shared (or co-working) spaces are springing up in communities large and small, and can range from a spare office rented to a newly launched business, to no-wall open spaces housing a variety of […]
By Marcy Kates, Coordinator of the Microenterprice Network of Michigan A few weeks ago, the CEDAM blog was titled “Starting a Business in Michigan.” It highlighted not only a few of the unique and exciting businesses that have been developed, but also some great resources to assist in the process. In June, Michipreneur (a very […]
Over the past few years, many CEDAM members have added new services to support small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. Last month CEDAM connected with the I-69 Trade Corridor Michigan SBDC to film a Starting a Business class that covers everything entrepreneurs should consider to ensure that the business they start will be successful. We bundled […]
Earlier this month, three conferences took place across Michigan relating to different areas of the industry, and CEDAM staff is eager to share their experiences.
The possibility of a sustainable economic future with the expanded view of community capital along with the emergence of local investing.
The Microenterprise Network of Michigan shares the story of MARC and offers a free recorded webinar to learn more.
The Microenterprise Network launches a revamped resource directory with expanded service offerings.