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Not just retail vs. restaurants: The rise of service businesses in downtown Ann Arbor
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Successful downtowns are not locked in retail amber, they are an ever-evolving web of businesses, reacting to the needs of the community. To wit, Ann Arbor's core has seen more than just a spike in restaurants, there is also a vibrant and growing number of service businesses.
The challenge of all things: A Q&A with Ypsilanti mayor Amanda Edmonds
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Six months ago, Amanda Edmonds was elected Ypsilanti's mayor with 97% of the vote!
checks in with her on how things are going so far, and what she's got planned next.
A plan to make Ann Arbor Michigan's startup city
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
To establish a true startup culture, Ann Arbor needs more than just a SPARK. It needs incubator, research and co-working spaces that can accommodate a growing and wide variety of needs and disciplines. Mark Smith hopes to address that with his ambitious plan to build an entrepreneurial campus on the outskirts of the city.
The entrepreneurial case for Ypsilanti's authenticity
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Maybe it's the price point. Maybe it's the proximity and cost prohibitions of Ann Arbor. Maybe it's the gravitational pull of authenticity. Whatever the reason, Ypsilanti is drawing local artisans and boutique entrepreneurs into its fold with its unique sense of community.
Pot and Box: Small seeds for a bigger future
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
The challenges to establishing a new business are myriad. And as Lisa Waud, owner of Pot and Box, discovered, Ann Arbor's ever-inflating real estate is no small part of that challenge. For her, success has meant finding just the right size, the right location and the right relationships.
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Doing Business in Downtown Ypsilanti
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Last week, at the
speaker event, blogger Mark Maynard interviewed a quartet of local business owners about the opportunities and challenges Ypsilanti's downtown offers them. From the impact of festivals to the need for space to claims that the city is easier to work with than Ann Arbor, the conversation took some surprising turns.
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Grizzly Peak celebrates 20 years by refreshing with renovations
Grizzly Peak Brewing Co is hitting a stage of development most other restaurants only dream about. It has been in downtown Ann Arbor long enough that it has become a fixture of the local brewpub scene. However, that longevity comes with a price paid ...
Original Moxie's growth leads to cramped space in new Depot Town home
Tenants filling up renovated 10 N. Washington in downtown Ypsilanti
Annex of Paredown shop brings home decor to Old Westside
Authentic Mexican comes to Packard St. with Mi Compadre
Mishigama Craft Brewing to add more variety to Ypsilanti's growing beer scene
Popular Ann Arbor Indian restaurant Cardamom to expand
Coffee roasters to set up shop in Ypsilanti's Depot Town
Ann Arbor's Tiny Buddha Yoga opens and grows quickly on Pauline Blvd.
Pita King brings Middle Eastern sandwiches to E. Stadium
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A2B Bikeshare aims to become Uber/Lyft of bike sharing
Pivots and partnerships. Those are two words that start with P that A2B Bikeshare hopes will add up to yet another P word: profit.
The Ann Arbor-based startup, homed in
Startup Garage, recently executed a pivot in its business ...
Reconsider launches pilot for local biz investing awareness
North Coast Banners eliminates debt to grow business
U-M students make fashion statement with OverTheFly belts
1000 Tools brings sharing economy to pricey tools
DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen grows revenue, staff
Coval Fitness & Sports Performance grows staff to 4 in Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor's solartonic leverages microloan to expand sales
SRT Solutions co-founders execute smooth transition
U-M students tackle social entrepreneurship in Detroit
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A sneak peek at Jerusalem Garden 2.0
You know you're a true Ann Arbor local when you click on a link that offers you a glimpse inside the new, soon-to-open Jerusalem Garden. For the uninitiated, JG is a popular falafel and shwarma joint that took over the former Seva restaurant ...
Local investors bet on Ann Arbor as tech hub
Source: Crain's Business Detroit
State earmarks $6.6M to seed tech startups
The Atlantic magazine is looking for a few good start-ups
Source: The Atlantic
Michigan eLab wrestles Silicon Valley for start-ups
Source: Detroit Free Press
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