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Small Business of the Week

Small Business of the Week: SpaceLab Detroit

Oct 22, 2021
Space Lab Detroit is a collaborative shared work environment, with a goal of inspiring creativity, innovation and collaboration in the built-environment community. In collaboration with business professionals and entrepreneurs, SpaceLab Detroit has...

Small Business of the Week: Luxe Skin Therapy

Oct 1, 2021
Luxe Skin Therapy offers a luxurious and therapeutic selection of handcrafted skincare, bath, and body products. Started by owner and founder Shar Berry in 2019 to create effective and beautiful skin care solutions, Luxe Skin Therapy now offers a...

Small Business of the Week: Detroit Sip

Sep 24, 2021
Detroit Sip is a coffee shop and community space started by owner Jevona Watson in 2016. Everything served at Detroit Sip is Detroit-made. There you can find delicious locally roasted coffees and loose leaf teas, as well as a variety of local foods...

Small Business of the Week: AKOMA Detroit

Sep 17, 2021
AKOMA Detroit is a cooperative gallery supporting and featuring the work of Black women artists and makers that opened in 2020. AKOMA was started by Mandasi Smith as a continuation of the traditions of her former project, Detroit Fiber Works, to...
In the Media

Baer considers long-term challenges for downtown businesses

Sep 14, 2021 AP News
According to Christie Baer, assistant executive director for the University of Michigan's Center on Finance, Law and Policy, downtown businesses face a big decision as the pandemic continues. "Businesses that thought that they just had to weather a...

Small Business of the Week: Detroit Soul

Sep 10, 2021
Detroit Soul opened in 2015, and ever since has been cooking and serving not only delicious food, but creating a community with their restaurant. Detroit Soul’s mission goes beyond their food. With every order and every dish, owners Jerome and Sam...

DNEP welcomes new program manager Aaron Jackson

Sep 1, 2021
Aaron Jackson has been hired as the new program manager for the Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project, the Center on Finance, Law & Policy announced.  Aaron comes to the Center on Finance, Law, & Policy from Warren Galloway & Associates,...

Ford School research center websites get a fresh new look

Aug 27, 2021
Seven of the Ford School’s dynamic research centers have launched new websites. Building on the Ford School’s own modern web design and technical capabilities, the new websites convey the energy and innovation of each center. Participating research...

Jeremy Kress comments on executive economic oversight

Aug 15, 2021
In an editorial for The Conversation, Jeremy Kress, Co-Faculty Director of the Center on Finance, Law & Policy and Assistant Professor of Business Law at the Ross School of Business commented in support of an executive order aimed at cracking down...

Applying academic skills to real-world business challenges

Jun 29, 2021
Small businesses in Detroit, as across the country, have had to make major adjustments to survive the COVID-19 pandemic economic downturn. A cadre of students from U-M have been able to work with many of these businesses through an internship...
In the Media

Harris analyses digital dollars

May 23, 2021 St Louis Post-Dispatch
With technology becoming more and more prevalent in our daily lives, the Federal Reserve has started researching the potential of digital dollars. Adrienne Harris, professor of practice at the Ford School, gave some insight on how different...
CFLP Update

Leveling up to support local businesses

Apr 8, 2021
One year into the pandemic, small businesses need help more than ever. If you ask someone what they love about a neighborhood, it’s almost inevitable that they are going to mention a favorite local restaurant or shop, bookstore, or salon. Many...
Small Business of the Week

Small Business of the Week: Rock Your Month

Apr 2, 2021
Rock Your Month was founded in 2018 JaBett Glenn, a 15-year military service member and mother of four. With a product designed to both ease and inspire, RYM carries the focus to make period care easy and products accessible. With automated...
CFLP Update

Hiring U-M undergraduates for summer 2021

Mar 26, 2021
The Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project (DNEP) is hiring U-M undergraduates for the DNEP +Impact Studio for Local Business (+ISLB) internship program. This program is open to sophomores and juniors from the Ross School of Business, Ford...
Small Business of the Week

Small Business of the Week: Cutz Lounge

Mar 26, 2021
Cutz Lounge is a modern barbershop with a vintage flair. Their goal is to provide a professional and safe environment for individuals and families while delivering excellent customer service in a timely fashion. They are a multifaceted business...
In the Media

Harris discusses financial inclusion and earned wage access

Mar 22, 2021 Future of Pay Podcast
Adrienne Harris sits down with the  Future of Pay podcast to discuss ways to increase financial inclusion, earned wage access, and the fixed pay cycle. "The fact that people get paid every two weeks or every month is really born of an arcane system...
Small Business of the Week

Small Business of the Week: Royalty Gardens

Mar 19, 2021
Royalty Gardens' handmade soaps give your skin the moisture it needs while you stay protected and detoxed. No chemicals, no fragrances, no meat products. They use only organic and essential oils to make great soap and even better aromatherapy....
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Small Business of the Week: CommodiTeas

Mar 12, 2021
CommodiTeas Tea Company offers premium quality teas, tea infusions, and gifts for consumers, businesses, and retailers. Their tea menu includes teas from around the globe, and they strive to “supply great taste because you demand great taste.”...
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Small Business of the Week: The Wise Decision

Mar 5, 2021
The Wise Decision’s (TWD) skilled team of credentialed trainers, coaches and wellness experts are committed to providing clients with personalized programming, coaching and attention to achieve their individual health and fitness goals. TWD’s...