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Two brands. One backstory…and a move forward plan for Flint

Two brands. One backstory…and a move forward plan for Flint

There’s a back story behind every entrepreneur, particularly in Flint, the birthplace of a new creative class that is showing that there is more underneath the hood of the city than its automotive culture. Two of its serial entrepreneurs — Beats X Beers Founder Brandon Corder and Eight One Zero Founder James Thigpen, Jr.— recently […]

Small businesses get support with the introduction of the BIG Series

Small businesses get support with the introduction of the BIG Series

Small and black-owned businesses are the lifeblood of many city neighborhoods and business districts.  In Flint, they have too often been among the last to arrive and the first to falter.  The COVID-19 pandemic has only served to heighten the challenges this fragile, yet increasingly important, business sector faces, according to representatives of the  Inter-Faith Small […]

The Industry Club: Where the young fashion forward crowd meets new business opportunities

The Industry Club: Where the young fashion forward crowd meets new business opportunities

Part trendsetter, social media expert and influencer, teens bring innate abilities and energy. It’s ingrained in their DNA. And now, thanks to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeasern Michigan (BGCSM) and its partners, talented teens will have the opporunity to marry their natural abilities with business opportuntieis in an effort aimed at building Michigan’s […]