"The public's perception, no doubt, is changing," he said. "And I think in the future, stores like ours will continue to do well even though the competition is increasing."
The Detroit native and graduate of Cass Tech High School and Michigan State University launched Athlytic an app with a partner to connect student-athlete influencers to brands for endorsement opportunities, free for athletes and a fee for brands.
"I was like, is this a joke?" she said. "We got this phone call and I said this sounds like a scam, we probably shouldn't call back and our assistant GM, her name is Jess, and she said, 'Sarah we should try, maybe it's not a scam.'"
"I want to encourage more entrepreneurs to put things that people need, things that people want to do in communities," he said. "We need you to come."
With 58 outbreaks tied to indoor dining in the past week, Gov. Whitmer is urging people to get carry out rather than eat inside.
Friday is the start of Detroit Black Restaurant Week - the same day Whitmer requested a pause on in-door dining and other measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, so the dozens of restaurants participating are making changes.
At issue is Detroit’s “legacy” ordinance which gives longtime Detroiters and those impacted by the war on drugs' preferential treatment in the application process. That prompted a lawsuit against the city, the plaintiff argued the ordinance is unconstitutional and discriminatory.
"The problem is we can't get the help that we need to cover the (jobs) we have," said Nancy Streetman, A&W co-owner.
Pop-up in Downtown Detroit becomes the 5th location for Girl Boss Boutique.
Rapper Tone Tone becomes the first rapper to open up a Coney island on Detroit's eastside named "Toney Island."
When your car reaches the end of its life, it's not done yet. That old beater will get the form of a new life through meticulous work of ripping it apart.
"Health costs, health insurance costs and the cost of coverage as a whole, is actually one of the largest issues that small business owners are dealing with."
Rudy Najm, owner of i Pharmacy in Livonia, spent $20,000 to buy a new freezer for the Pfizer vaccine - and now he's been inundated with requests to get the shot.
Friday is the last day the city of Detroit is accepting applications for obtaining 'legacy' status. Those that are approved gain access to a wide array of benefits for securing and starting a weed dispensary in the city.
They moved the entire bar operation four more times inside and outside back again. And now, a fifth time coming soon. There have been losses in the hundreds of thousands of dollars and counting.
For the first 10 years of baking, Cherelle Mason has operated out of her home and a number of miscellaneous shops. Now, amid one of history's most hostile climates toward small business, she's opening her first storefront in Southfield.
Michigan lawmakers have proposed allowing bars to stay open until 4 a.m. to make up for losses endured during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that more than $52 million in grants was made available for thousands of small businesses affected by COVID-19 and closures.
"Girl, You Have Greatness in Your Bones." "When You Lead, People Flourish." Those are more than sayings they're more like inspirational mantras put on cards by Shannon Cohen, a Detroit native.
The Biden administration is readying changes to the PPP aimed at targeting assistance to businesses that employ 20 or fewer workers and those that are minority-owned.