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Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Bloomberg: Detroit Is Just Like 1970s New York, And That's A Good Thing

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business

The 1970s are remembered as dark days for New York City, as it teetered on the edge of bankruptcy amid rampant crime, urban decay and population loss....

17 Reasons That Small Businesses In Detroit Are Thriving

Posted 11.29.2013 | Detroit

When it comes to shopping local, there might be nowhere that cares quite like Detroit. Each new coffee shop is heralded as a major player in the c...

Just Baked

Pam Turkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Pam Turkin

Like most small businesses, we had almost no marketing funds. What we did have was a great product. We decided the best way to advertise was to get our cupcakes into people's mouths, and the most effective way to achieve that was to take on as many community events as we could handle.

11 Amazing Spots To Shop On Small Business Saturday

Posted 11.25.2012 | Detroit

Just surviving the consumerist frenzy that is Black Friday leaves many shoppers with something of a post-spending hangover. Fluorescent lighting often...

Detroit Could Be the Next Silicon Valley

Joan L. Witte | Posted 10.23.2012 | Detroit
Joan L. Witte

On August 20, panelists from 12 small Michigan-based technology and marketing companies met with U.S. Representative John Dingell at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor.

Micro-Ventures and the New Economy: D:hive BUILD Shoots for the Stars

Jeff Aronoff | Posted 07.31.2012 | Detroit
Jeff Aronoff

This phenomenon of collective symmetry comprised of chaotic and varied parts offers a nice cosmic metaphor for Detroit's venture into the new economy.

Young, Talented-- and Living in Detroit

Jay Walljasper | Posted 08.22.2012 | Detroit
Jay Walljasper

Declining, desperate Detroit is old news. It's not that the city's economic woes, struggling schools, racial friction and crime have been magically solved. But there are new stories to tell about Detroit today.

Nurturing Small Business In 3 Detroit Communities

Model D | By KATHRYN BRENNAN | Posted 06.20.2012 | Detroit

This story originally appeared in Model D. “New immigrants have been the lifeblood of American cities for our entire history,” said former stat...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Want $50,000 To Start A Business? Take Some Advice From Last Year's Hatch Finalists

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.19.2012 | Detroit

Can you open 10 new businesses in Detroit with just $50,000, some social media and great connections? Hatch founder Nick Gorga thinks so. Last yea...

Motown Hopes Food Will Spur Rebirth, Growth

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - When Slows Bar-B-Q opened in Detroit's Corktown district seven years ago, the neighborhood was so neglected that the street lamps no longe...

Motown Hopes Food Will Spur Rebirth, Growth

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - When Slows Bar-B-Q opened in Detroit's Corktown district seven years ago, the neighborhood was so neglected that the street lamps no longe...

It's Morning Again at Half Time in Detroit (VIDEO)

Toby Barlow | Posted 04.08.2012 | Detroit
Toby Barlow

With all due respect to Chrysler's work, I am much more interested in a very different, very short film, "9 Businesses," a sincere celebration of our city's entrepreneurs, local business people who have dreams, ideas and discipline.

Detroit 'Pop' City: A Case For Pop-Up Retail In Detroit

Margarita Barry | Posted 01.27.2012 | Detroit
Margarita Barry

As unique small businesses continue to sprout and help transform the economic landscape of the once-booming automotive capital of the nation, a largely untapped retail concept is quickly gaining steam.