Michigan eLibrary for Businesses

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 […]

Have You Noticed Any Immigrants?

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 […]

Microenterprise Month: Putting the Heart in Michigan Communities

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 […]

Co-Working Spaces to Suite YOUR Needs

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 […]

Entrepreneurs Finding a Home in Michigan

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 […]

Starting a Business in Michigan

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 […]

Where Did You Go and What Did You Learn?

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.