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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Small Business of the Week: Mature

Feb 26, 2021
Mature is founded and managed by brothers Darryl and DeKoven Humes from Detroit, Michigan. Darryl and DeKoven are active mentors in the community and proud supporters of the City. Mature offers a collection of products from hand selected...
CFLP Update

Founders & Entrepreneurs Discuss Fintech In The African Context

Feb 26, 2021
On February 15, the Center on Finance, Law & Policy hosted “Fintech in the African Context” as part of the University of Michigan’s Africa Week. Panelists discussed regulatory frameworks, barriers to scale, and business models that respond to the...
CFLP Update

Book Review: Banking On A Revolution

Feb 23, 2021
In Banking on a Revolution: Why Financial Technology Won't Save a Broken System, U-M Professor Terri Friedline calls attention to systemic issues in society and the economy. Rather than separately dissecting issues, Professor Friedline groups these...
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Small Business of the Week: Blck Cocoa Bakes

Feb 19, 2021
Blck Cocoa Bakes was founded by Detroit native Bre’Anna Johnston, who has been a lover of food since childhood. Inspired by bakes from her elders, she is passionate about creating memories with her food. As she grew up, writing became her focus,...
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Small Business of the Week: Three Lyons Creative

Feb 12, 2021
Mike Williams, Tony Eggert, and Daniel Wylie-Eggert founded Three Lyons Creative in January 2014. They are cousins who studied varied creative disciplines and decided to combine their talents to create stronger products for clients they believe...
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Small Business of the Week: Farmacy Food

Feb 4, 2021
Farmacy Food is your guide and partner to looking at health holistically. They strive to serve the whole you — Farmacy Food provides food to address your nutritional needs. As they learn more about your goals, they work to connect you with their...