Stories tagged: "small business"

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Rural Advocates Want to Take on Monopoly Power and Help Family Farmers

Participants of the 2023 Rural Policy Action Summit spoke about how to expand resources for those in rural communities, among other topics.

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Op-Ed: Boosting Business in Kalamazoo Starts With Fixing Our Roads

Funding from the Biden administration’s Infrastructure law will "transform Kalamazoo’s downtown to be safer, more inviting, and more prosperous for local businesses," writes entrepreneur Kim Guess.

Staff pour coffee at Velodrome Coffee Co. in Ispheming. (Velodrome Coffee Company via Facebook)
Small Businesses Score Big State Grants to Hire More Michiganders

Nearly 30 small businesses across Michigan received $25,000 grants through the state’s “Match on Main” grant program this year to help boost economic growth in dozens of communities. 

In this Aug. 4, 2015 photo, mechanic Max Durling builds a Mahindra GenZe 2.0 pre-production prototype at the company's factory in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Michigan AG Takes Aim at Corporate Monopoly on Repairs

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is going up to bat against corporate monopolies that make it difficult for people to repair their own cars, trucks, farm equipment and other electronics. 

Rich Ainsworth tends to marijuana plants at Old School Organics in Lapeer. (Courtesy/Old School Organics)
Lapeer Pot Farmers Take ‘Old School’ Approach to Cannabis Cultivation

Like wine aficionados, Michigan stoners looking to actually enjoy their cannabis experience will probably have to shell out a few extra bucks for those fuller-bodied, earthier, fruitier, flavor profiles—and potent highs—that only veteran marijuana growers know how to produce. 

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Magic in the Mitten: 51 Must-Visit Shops for Crystals and Herbs

Find rare crystals, organic herbs, and wellness rituals at Michigan’s most unique metaphysical stores.

The Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth has been serving up family-style chicken dinners since the 1900s. (Hope O'Dell)
I Took My Girlfriend to The Bavarian Inn to Find Out if It’s Actually Good, or Just a Good Memory

We hit the road to find out if my family’s holiday tradition at The Bavarian Inn was genuinely great—or just a great memory.