startup story night

One of the city’s best storytellers wants to help local small business owners tell their tale of hope, struggle, and triumph.

Shannon Cason, host of the podcast Homemade Stories and a Moth Grand Slam winner, will work with Detroit-area entrepreneurs to craft their comeback tale for a live audience next month at Marble Bar.

The event is organized for the New Economy Initiative, a non-profit that assists small business owners with funding and organizational support.

Cason says the event’s theme, ‘the comeback story’ is encouraging. “When I see stories of people who have been through challenges and still come back and continue to do what it is that they plan to do, you know, those [stories] are inspiring for me.”

CultureShift’s Amanda LeClaire spoke with Cason and Matt Lewis from the N.E.I.

Click the link to hear the full conversation. CultureShift airs weekdays 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on 101.9 WDETFM Detroit Public Radio.