Entrepreneurship

Whether it’s medical device developers like Rochester Hills’ Oxus, alternative energy companies like Troy’s Ecojiva, Hazel Park’s designers Ryde Motorcycles or toy/engineering labs like Birmingham’s The Robot Garage, economic pioneers are reshaping Michigan’s business landscape. You can’t stop them, so why not join them?

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Skinnytees

The Skinny on Reinvention

For Linda Schlesinger-Wagner, the only thing constant in the world is change. Change motivated the creator of the Birmingham-based clothing line skinnytees to flesh out a middle-of-the-night idea in 2009....

At Zeoli’s Italian, It’s Amore at First Sight

It’s 2 p.m. on a Friday, and Scott Brown seems way too calm. For a guy who just celebrated one full year as chef/owner of his first restaurant, Zeoli’s...

The Secrets Behind Detroit Cookie Co.’s Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies

Founder of Detroit Cookie Co., Lauren Roumayah, was a fashion merchandising student at Wayne State University when she decided to turn her baking hobby into a career in 2015....

Walled Lake’s Zolli Candy Lands $1M Investment on ‘Elevator Pitch’

Alina Morse, the 14-year-old CEO of Walled Lake’s Zolli Candy, landed a $1 million investment from Entrepreneur’s Board of Investors in an early August 2019 episode of Elevator Pitch, which...

Oakland County: The Incubator

Yerko Supulveda was an aeronautical engineer by day, a bass player by night — and an innovator who is emblematic of the countless entrepreneurs who are growing and being...

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Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle

Laughter is truly the best medicine, and Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle is your favorite doctor's office. Since 1979, the Comedy Castle in Royal Oak has been a staple for stand-up...
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Andrew Chmielewski

Andrew Chmielewski is the co-founder of Dave's Sweet Tooth, the largest manufacturer of specialty toffee products in Michigan, and Mitten Crate, a monthly subscription-based box delivery of Michigan-made artisan food products and specialty goods....
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Featured Video: Bingo Pet Salon

Bingo Pet Salon is a full-service dog and cat grooming facility in downtown Royal Oak that also offers dog walking and pet sitting services as well as groomer training...
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Featured Video: What’s Brewing in Oakland County

There is no question that craft beer is experiencing explosive growth all over the country. With some of America's largest, top-ranked craft beer producers right here in Michigan, our...
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Featured Video: Sundberg-Ferar

Sundberg-Ferar was established in 1934 and is the second oldest industrial product design company in the United States. The Walled Lake company is an industry leader with a product roster...

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