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10 Tips from a Start-Up

Let’s face it-- in this economy the thought of starting a business is very appealing. It seems so easy, so fun… But the reality is harsh. Starting and running a business require lots of hard work and determination. You will probably have to do... Read More...

Necessary Failures

Entrepreneurs sometimes fail before they succeed. Although most of us know that this is the case, the fear of failure and being associated with failure of any kind is deeply ingrained in our culture and often works to discourage not only the... Read More...

Are you a Backyard Entrepreneur?

Since joining the New Economy Initiative team, one of the interesting things I have been introduced to is a group of budding entrepreneurs.  Whether they are connected to NEI’s grant funding in TechTown or emerging on one of the region’s many... Read More...

Social Media and Entrepreneurship: My Perspective

Whoever says that Twitter is just a way to waste time had better listen up. What’s the big deal? It’s only Twitter, right? But it’s not only Twitter… it’s Facebook, blogging, LinkedIn, wikis, online forums, videos and podcasts. What do... Read More...

Michigan and the New Economy

I had the opportunity to attend last week’s State of the State address as the guest of Rep. Mark Meadows (D-East Lansing.) There was much speculation prior to the speech on how Governor Granholm would use her last address to the people of Michigan.... Read More...

Entrepreneurship – Creating the National Agenda

Entrepreneurism is all the rage these days. You can’t read an article about the economic recovery without hearing about the importance of entrepreneurs in creating new jobs. It is a badge of honor for an owner of a small business to call themselves... Read More...

Welcome to the New Economy Initiative Blog

We are looking forward to sharing with you the activities of the New Economy Initiative and our grantees. We want to share with you the exciting programs that we are funding and highlight the successes and lessons learned from our work. We will also... Read More...