How to Sell Your Business

You’ve decided to sell your business—now what? Selling a business can feel overwhelming, especially if you’ve never been through this process before. Between the timing of the sale and the logistics, there are lots of factors to take into consideration before you proceed. First, you need to understand that it’s perfectly OK to sell your … Continue reading “How to Sell Your Business”

How to Grow Your Business Podcast: Episode 9

Join DBusiness editor, RJ King, each week as he explores the top Detroit business stories of the week, dives deep into business topics, and interviews influential newsmakers in the “How to Grow Your Business” podcast. The Henry Ford Open for Business and Investment Strategy With MassMutual This week’s guests are Manny Amezcua, president and CEO of MassMutual … Continue reading “How to Grow Your Business Podcast: Episode 9”

Before starting your company, did you research everything that could be a potential problem, or did you just wait for a problem to happen before learning how to deal with it?

I'm interested in starting a company. But I have no formal training or education. I know that there are a jillion obstacles toward getting my business off the ground and a bazillion more that could end it quickly. Is it better to try to learn as much as possible BEFORE starting the company or should … Continue reading “Before starting your company, did you research everything that could be a potential problem, or did you just wait for a problem to happen before learning how to deal with it?”

Tuesday Operational Roundtable – A Forum to Ask About Legal, Accounting, Project Management, or How to Get Started

Welcome to this week’s Operational Roundtable Thread. Ask about anything related to legal, accounting, project management, or how to get started. Don’t be shy. The purpose of this is to learn and share ideas and methodologies with one another. Any question is a good question! If you are answering questions, remember to be kind and … Continue reading “Tuesday Operational Roundtable – A Forum to Ask About Legal, Accounting, Project Management, or How to Get Started”

How to Fix a Racially Biased Venture Capital Model and Commit to Diversity in Entrepreneurship

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd and nationwide protests, venture capital firms are making newfound commitments to invest in, or at least evaluate, potential investments that are led by diverse founders. Although commitments such as SoftBank’s $ 100 million fund to support people of color may seem like a leap forward, when … Continue reading “How to Fix a Racially Biased Venture Capital Model and Commit to Diversity in Entrepreneurship”

How to Get a Free Domain Name

Are you ready to launch a new website? Finding and registering a domain name is the first step in this process. For those of you who have never done this before, it can be a bit intimidating. You might not know where to start, and you’re probably hesitant to spend money. Fortunately, you don’t have … Continue reading “How to Get a Free Domain Name”

How to Lead A Small Business: 6 Rules From My Self-Made Dad

Not all entrepreneurs are privileged Photo by Fas Khan on Unsplash My dad arrived in London aged 7 and could barely speak English. My grandparents had little except for the dream of a better life for their children. Half a century later he owns the majority stake in a nearly 100-year old business with clients including … Continue reading “How to Lead A Small Business: 6 Rules From My Self-Made Dad”