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Business Owners Remain Optimistic for 2023 Despite Projected Economic Downturn

Posted By: DBUSINESS on December 7, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Despite headwinds from supply chains, inflation, and labor shortages, small business owners are forecasting a strong year ahead, according to the 2022 Women & Minority Business Owner Spotlight, a new report from Bank of America exploring the outlook of […]


Michigan’s small businesses had a growth spurt in 2021, highest new job count in two decades

Michigan customers had lots of options to support a new, small business in 2021. They could get a “Millennial Lunchable” in Saginaw, an “all-beef dirty water plain dog” in Kalamazoo or BYOC — bring your own container — and fill up on cosmetics in Ann Arbor. Despite a labor shortage and a wave of resignations defining the first year after coronavirus […]


Unique programming supports local entrepreneurial spirit

Most entrepreneurs need some sort of jump start to get a business off the ground. That is the purpose of JumpStart, a nonprofit venture development organization that provides technical services and capital to Toledo-area Black, Latino, Hispanic and women-owned small businesses, said Vicki McDonald, JumpStart communications manager. “It is intended to help small businesses gain […]


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