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    Small Business Week at Build Institute

    Join Build Institute and the SBA for a FREE day of workshops to grow and scale your business for maximum impact. May 7, 2019 from 12 pm to 7:30 pm at 2701 Bagley St, Detroit 48216 The day includes valuable business resources and one-on-one consulting to help you take your business to the next level. 12pm-1pm Resources for the Human Side of Your Business Are you starting or growing a small business and feeling overwhelmed by it all? The SBDC is here to help with a variety of free resources and answers to your questions. 1:15- 2:15pm Marketing & Mail in the Digital Age Those...

    In Seen Magazine: Build Institute Expands to Help Detroit Entrepreneurs Grow

    By Mary Meldrum // April 3, 2019 "Thanks to April Boyle and her vision to support microenterprises and diverse startups, over 350 businesses have opened in Metro Detroit since 2012. And now, it’s Build’s turn to open a new headquarters in Corktown. Boyle, 45, of Pleasant Ridge founded the Build Institute as a nonprofit entrepreneurial incubator. Build has graduated over 1,700 entrepreneurs from classes and has helped launch businesses that have created over 500 jobs. Partnering with powerhouses such as the Knight Foundation, New Economy Initiative and Downtown Detroit Partnership, Build has flowered into an organization that delivers programs that position Detroit...

    In Metromode: Detroit-based business incubator graduates first class in Pontiac

    "The inaugural class of the Build Basics Pontiac course celebrated its graduation this past Monday, March 25. The Detroit-based small business incubator Build Institute partnered with Flagstar Bank and T. Ramsey and Associates to bring its introductory course to Pontiac. A total of 18 graduates completed the eight-week class. Tameka Ramsey, owner of consulting firm T. Ramsey and Associates, is a Build graduate. Ramsey was a course leader and hosted the class from her downtown Pontiac office."

    On Business Builders Show: Building Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Detroit: April Boyle, Founder, Build Institute

    The Business Builders Show with Marty Wolff on C-Suite Radio is for entrepreneurs, business owners and business leaders. The mission of the show is to inform, inspire, educate and entertain our business audience. Show guests are best-selling authors, top professional speakers, CEOs and business leaders from some of the top companies in America. Show host, Marty Wolff is a highly respected executive coach and business consultant. Based on his reading hundreds of books and interviewing hundreds of guests for over five years, publishers, public relations firms and media companies request to have their clients on the Business Builders Show...

    In Crain’s Detroit Business: Build Institute expands reach in Michigan, Midwest

    By Sherri Welch // March 17, 2019 "Detroit-based Build Institute has licensed its basic entrepreneurial education curriculum to a Fort Wayne, Ind., group working to develop an entrepreneurial system there. At the same time, it's expanding its classes and select entrepreneur support programs to other cities in Southeast Michigan, starting with Pontiac and Hazel Park. Build is in the pilot phase of scaling its programs through an effort dubbed "Build Cities." The three cities are enabling it to test different models for bringing its programs to other communities. The three cities are the first to see Build classes outside of Detroit, but leaders...

    Press Release: Record-Breaking Attendance for First-Ever Build Basics Pontiac Course

    (PONTIAC, MI) – On Monday, March 25, Detroit-based small business incubator Build Institute celebrated the 18 graduates of the first-ever Build Basics Pontiac class. Build partnered with Flagstar Bank and T. Ramsey and Associates to bring this resource to small businesses and entrepreneurs located in Pontiac, Michigan. By piloting this core course in Pontiac, and casting a wider net to include a broader geography than its original Detroit footprint, Build Institute and partners are responding to regional demand, collaborating to help grow small businesses, and heading directly into the communities where interested entrepreneurs live and work. “We were thrilled to...

    In Crain’s Detroit Business: For Capital, Think Beyond Traditional

    By April Boyle // March 3, 2019 "To the Editor: We were very excited to read "Capital for minority, women entrepreneurs increases but still a struggle to access" and to read the Eckblad Group's Capital Access report that sparked the story. This is such important work and we are glad for the new learnings and attention on supporting small businesses in Detroit. There are countless benefits to the region when entrepreneurs of color, immigrants and women are able to access capital and support — the more thoughtful action we take here, the better. They should have the chance to partner with mentors and coaches,...

    In model D: Business support organization the Build Institute expands to old Tigers site

    By Aaron Mondry // NOVEMBER 06, 2018 "New businesses often need a lot of support to be successful. Space to work and test out ideas, technical assistance, and opportunities to network, to name a few. Business incubator the Build Institute is looking to create a space which will offer all these services and more. Called The Corner, this business support center will be located at the former site of Tigers Stadium in Corktown. Build just launched a Patronicity crowdfunding campaign with support from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to raise $50,000. Funds will support the buildout of the 3,800-square-foot space that will include: quiet...

    Press Release: Build Institute and City of Ferndale Hosted First-Ever Ferndale SOUP

    Build Institute and City of Ferndale Hosted First-Ever Ferndale SOUP Micro-Granting Dinner Brought Crowdfunding, Democracy and Community Development to Ferndale LAW FIRM 2 GO Won Support from Level One Bank, Build Institute and Extended Ferndale Community   (FERNDALE, MI) – On Thursday, June 27, Detroit-based small business incubator Build Institute partnered with the City of Ferndale to host the first-ever SOUP event in suburban Detroit. For years, the City of Detroit has been host to a multitude of SOUP events, raising more than $140,000 via crowdfunding for new local nonprofits, businesses and initiatives. “We were thrilled to partner with the City of Ferndale...

    In dbusiness: The Corner Mixed-use Development Gets Underway at old Tiger Stadium Site in Detroit

    By Grace Turner // May 8, 2018 "Larson Realty Group in Detroit, the City of Detroit, and several partners today broke ground on The Corner, a $30-million mixed-use development on the former Tiger Stadium site in Detroit’s Corktown district. The four-story project will include apartment and retail space fronting on Michigan Ave., immediately west of Trumbull Avenue.   The development will offer 111 units of multifamily apartments, including studio, one-, and two-bedroom floorplans. The 26,000-square-foot ground-level retail space will have an emphasis on local small businesses."