Focus: HOPE presents the annual Money Smart Week event this year with a workshop entitled: Creating Financial Prosperity for the Future. The workshop is geared to inspire Entrepreneurship & Economic Self-Sufficiency with information on creating a business plan, financing your business, budgeting and more!
The event is on Tuesday, April 23rd from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Focus: HOPE Center for Advanced Technologies located on 1400 Oakman Blvd. To register please call 313-494-4922 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Equitable Detroit Coalition & the Fair Food Network for their Dinner & Discussion Lecture Series on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the MSU Center (3408 Woodward). The topic of discussion is Economic Development 101 in Detroit.
To RSVP please contact Myra Lee at MLee@fairfoodnetwork.org or at 248-736-4249.
Learn how to start and maintain a Nonprofit Organization and how Trademark & Copyright protection benefits your Small Business!
Friday March 22, 2013
11:30 AM – 1:30PM
Vanguard Community Development
2785 East Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48211
Receive free legal information on:
- Nonprofit organization planning and compliance
- Nonprofit IRS 501(c) tax exemption
- Legal formation and operating documents
- Trademark and copyright protection
*There is no fee to attend the event.
Please RSVP to Vanguard Community Development Corporation by phone at (313) 556-2020 or by email to email@example.com.
Visit the Small Business & Nonprofit Clinic online at:
“Growing Your Business Successfully” This 4-day event is a “must-attend” for anyone looking to expand their business in Detroit. Hear directly from resource providers, experts and other business owners. This FREE event is a collaboration between Vanguard CDC, CEED, WSU Law School Business & Patent Clinic, PROSPERUs Detroit and SCORE Detroit. Each day will feature a different topic and keynote presenter.
REQUEST FOR APPLICANTS–PROSPERUS DETROIT PROGRAM MANAGER
SOUTHWEST HOUSING SOLUTIONS
Description of the ProsperUS Detroit Microenterprise Development Program
The ProsperUS Detroit Microenterprise Development Program is a groundbreaking initiative focused on building long-term relationships with low-income African-American and immigrant entrepreneurs, based on the highly successful model developed by the Neighborhood Development Center, located in Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota. The program offers entrepreneur training courses, coaching, access to microloans (for eligible applicants only), and assistance from free or low-cost small business technical assistance providers (e.g., legal assistance, accountants, marketing consultants, graphic designers, etc.).
This in-depth, high-touch, place-based approach is distinguished from other microenterprise development programs by its capacity to connect with, and assist, entrepreneurs in low-income, minority-based neighborhoods.
While all ProsperUS Detroit entrepreneurs have untapped talents and skills, most have barriers that inhibit success. Through highly-skilled staffing, culturally competent programming, and ongoing technical assistance, the program is designed to overcome historic obstacles for entrepreneurs so that they can begin rebuilding their neighborhoods from within.
For more information please see complete job listing here: ProsperUs Program Manager
Kiva social entrepreneurs will share their stories with you – our audience – and then YOU vote to decide who gets our pooled resources as a micro-grant to help grow their business!
How does it work?
Pay $5. Get dinner and a vote. Hear from four community-minded local businesses and vote on which business to fund with the money raised from our meal together!
Kiva SOUP (supporting specifically social entrepreneurs)
Thursday, January 17, 2013
2900 E. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, Mi 48202
$5 for soup, salad, bread, and a vote!
Doors at 5:00pm
Proposals presented at 6:30pm
Dinner around 7:15pm
Winners announced around 8:15
The Winner of the December SOUP with $1215.25 was:
Project Summary: We provide workshops at Detroit Community High which teach students the process of screen printing and the creation of a business model. Students learn to redesign the school’s logo, create their school’s own clothing brand, and supply end products to their local community.
How will you use SOUP grant funding towards the realization of your project? The students have already created a test batch of shirts and posters. We plan on using the resources to build a light box, and buy additional supplies such as screens, shirts, ink, and photo emulsion. The light box is necessary for the process of screen printing to be self-sufficient at Detroit Community High.
Why does this project matter to the Detroit Community?
From working with students in Brightmoor, we noticed that there was always an emphasis on leaving. Outside of the few afterschool sports, most students did not have a reason to stay and the sense of community was lackluster. We want to help change this. We want to educate students, help them develop new skills, and work together with other students/teacher/administration. By helping students design their own brand and logo, we want the students to take pride in their own work and community, and develop their own identity.
- a collaborative situation
- a public dinner
- a platform for connection
- a theatrical environment
- a democratic experiment in micro-funding
- a relational hub bringing together various creative communities
- a forum for critical but accessible discussion
- an opportunity to support creative people in Detroit
2013: (Dates are Subject to Change)
February 10: Three Year Anniversary!
For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Detroit Employment Solutions Updates
1.) We have a new link to our recruitment event calendar
Click the “Day View” button to read the calendar more easily. Double-clicking any job title opens the job description and recruitment event details. You can also subscribe to the calendar if you have Outlook by clicking the “Subscribe” button.
2.) In addition, we have a new free CDL-A driver training course for individuals who qualify. Please see the flyer below. Applicants must complete the pre-qualification as directed in the flyer.
If you have questions related to the free CDL-A training, please contact Cheryl Dunlap at 313.962.9675 ext. 114 or email@example.com.