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EMELL DERRA ADOLPHUS, B.L.A.C. Detroit
Need help getting your business off the ground in Detroit? The Detroit Regional Chamber‘s Devon O’Reilly—manager of entrepreneurship and Detroit engagement—spells out four steps to consider before starting your business.
1. Brick & Mortar
Before you think about opening, consider whether or not your business needs a physical opening at all, says O’Reilly. “It’s definitely something a new business should at least take into consideration. With so many businesses successfully making the jump to exclusively online, there is a blueprint; however, a lot depends on the type of business you are looking to open. Many retail and service providers have been successful online, but there remains some great advantages with being able to interact with customers and products in person.”