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Local startup news, straight from Detroit.

coworking spaces
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The Best Coworking Spaces in Detroit for Your Hybrid Work Model

Many companies are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic with a hybrid work model, meaning some employees will return to the office at least part-time, but others will collaborate remotely. Navigating what this working plan actually looks like can be tricky. When — and where — can your team get together? Coworking spaces support hybrid work...
StartupNation Radio
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3 Detroit Entrepreneurs Share Keys to Success on StartupNation Radio

On this week's episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff talks to three Detroit entrepreneurs: Brad Baxter and Jacob Zuppke of AutoPets and Doug Schwartz of Detroit Wick and Trip Wipes. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here Tune in to the full StartupNation Radio show with Baxter, Zuppke and Schwartz...
Michigan Venture Capital Report
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What Does Michigan Venture Capital Look Like Today? These 3 Business Moguls Discuss

StartupNation founder and CEO, Jeff Sloan, shares a conversation with Ara Topouzian, executive director of the Michigan Venture Capital Association and RJ King, editor of DBusiness Magazine, on the status of venture capital in Michigan today. Related: WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Michigan Leads Nation in Venture Capital Investment (Episode 229) Tune in to the Michigan Venture...
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Business Owner’s Policy: Why Your Startup Needs This Type of Insurance Now

Like many industries, the insurance world has its own language, with a glossary full of acronyms that routinely spill out of an agent’s mouth: GL (general liability), E&O (errors and omissions), EPL (employment practices liability), BPP (building personal property), WC (workers’ compensation) and on and on. Insurance can be complicated, and the frequency with which...
mental health benefits
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12 Midwest Startups Offering Mental Health Benefits

Are you looking for a healthy work environment with a job that offers mental health benefits? As the mental health crisis continues to worsen and companies continue to work remotely, startups are rethinking their benefits. Free snacks and Ping Pong just aren’t cutting it in a remote world. Startups are offering better benefits than ever when...
WJR Business Beat
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Michigan-Based Orbion Space Technologies Secures $20 Million in Funding (Episode 250)

On today's Business Beat, Jeff discusses Orbion Space Technologies, a Michigan-based company that's working on developing an aurora plasma thruster. Its system is now being met with widespread market acceptance, and it just secured $20 million in Series B funding. Tune in to the Business Beat, below, to learn more about Orbion Space Technologies and...
StartupNation Radio
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Learn How to Run a Successful Franchise on StartupNation Radio

On today's franchise-themed episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff is joined by co-host Chris McCuiston of Goldfish Swim School and two featured guests: Dr. Mary Mason of Little Medical School and Manish Vakil of Tumbles Kids' Gyms. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here Tune in to the full StartupNation...
WJR Business Beat
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Huntington Bank Announces Major Financing Initiative to Detroit Region (Episode 242)

On today's Business Beat, Jeff discusses Huntington Bank's $1 billion commitment to minority-owned businesses in Detroit and Wayne County. Huntington just completed the acquisition of TCF Bank, making Huntington the 25th largest bank in the country with more than $170 billion in assets. Tune in to the Business Beat, below, to learn more about what...
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Post-COVID-19 Recruiting Trends: What’s Changing About How We Hire

A lot is changing about how we work as we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, but what about how companies hire? COVID-19 has shifted priorities for many workers who had to juggle them this last year or who had a taste of a different lifestyle. This means how companies recruit has to change to keep...