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At the heart of any city's resurgence are the people who live and work there. According to a recent Detroit Future City report, the majority of employers in the city are small businesses, and 40% of residents consider themselves entrepreneurs....
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CFLP convening: Fair Chance Lending Project

Sep 19, 2022
Pictured from left to right: Professor JJ Prescott (Law), Professor Emmanuel Yimfor (Ross), and Toni Meyers-Douglas (CCRC)  Over the summer, the Center on Finance, Law & Policy partnered with the U-M Center of Racial Justice and Michigan Law to...
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28 business owners begin marketing projects with U-M students

Sep 19, 2022
A new cohort of businesses, mostly from Detroit’s east side, began work with U-M Ross students in Prof. Amy Angell’s marketing class, Consumer Behavior, this month. Businesses include restaurants, a mobile grocery store, retailers, a local...
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Community Tech Workers seeking small business clients

Sep 19, 2022
Above: Detroit Center's Leeah Allen (center) participates in a role playing practice session with Danielle Basemore-Taylor (LSA) (left) and Casey Stoneback (Information) (right). With assistance from Detroit Center staff members Feodies Shipp III...
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Stamps students join Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project

Jul 12, 2022
Students from the University of Michigan's Penny Stamps School of Art and Design spent a part of their summer in the city of Detroit, gaining valuable experience as interns in the Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project (DNEP) + Impact Studio for...
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DNEP +ISLB intern, Samantha Lang, shares experience

Jun 1, 2022
Throughout my life, I never thought of myself as a numbers person. Yet, with my goal being to pursue consulting after I receive my Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from the Ford School, I knew I wanted (and needed) to improve that “not a numbers...
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DNEP +ISLB internship begins May 4

May 4, 2022
A natural extension of the interdisciplinary Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project, the DNEP +ISLB offers students an intensive hands-on experience working collaboratively with fellow students to run a multidisciplinary student staffing agency...
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DNEP Detroit tour 2022

Mar 21, 2022
During February, several students enrolled in classes at the Ross School of Business and Stamps School of Art & Design braved the cold weather. They attended a bus tour of the city of Detroit that included meeting with DNEP clients and our Detroit...
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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...
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Entrepreneur Resource for COV-ID: Update Your Business Hours

Apr 1, 2020
With a statewide shelter in place order in effect in Michigan, small businesses in Michigan are being forced to pivot or seek emergency/disaster funding to survive.  In support of the University of Michigan's Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs...
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New U-M interdisciplinary clinic assists Detroit entrepreneurs

Feb 2, 2017
Two weeks ago, 22 students from the Law School, the Ross School of Business, and the Stamps School of Art & Design plus 10 faculty members from those same schools gathered in an unremarkable Ross classroom for what is the beginning of a remarkable...