Small Business (SB) Dream Coach Ian Watts, a Grand River WorkPlace Member

There’s a lot of buzz lately about small business. Start-ups, entrepreneurs, artisans – how many of them really know how demanding starting one’s own business is, or that they have to stay flexible, that they may have to adjust their original plans? Staying flexible and responsive to customer feedback demands staying alert to how customers…

Nana Dansoa, Marketing and Design Firm Owner and Grand River WorkPlace Member

Nana Dansoa’s passion for empowering others is contagious. The mission of her business, Dansoa Marketing and Design, is to make all types of business owners, from social workers to chefs, feel that they have the tools and ability to make their business a success. Nana either works directly with business owners to create an effective…

A Pop Up Pairing at the Grand River WorkPlace

Nicole Bien-Aime and Chanel Coleman met while they were taking ProsperUs training at the Grand River WorkPlace. Nicole had been selling women’s clothing out of an office building ill-suited to her needs. Chanel’s custom shoes and accessories business had been an online only endeavor and she was looking to expand. During their training the women…

GRDC Cited for Extraordinary Economic Development Award for 2015 by LISC

GRDC and its Grand River WorkPlace project were honored with the “Extraordinary Economic Development Award” at the 2015 Detroit Community Development Awards Banquet presented by MASCO Corporation Foundation and hosted by the Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation, (LISC), Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD), and Michigan Community Resources (MCR).      Just over a year ago, GRDC…

Shop Small in GRANDmont on Saturday, November 28

Looking for unique gift ideas this holiday season? Looking for ways to support local Detroit businesses, artisans, and entrepreneurs? Look no further! On Saturday, November 28, from 11am – 5pm, Grand River will be bustling with holiday fun with over 25 vendors offering shoppers a wonderful selection of unique, locally-made or locally-sourced items. The festivities…

Alexander Jones, Executive Director of United Horizons and Grand River WorkPlace Member

Alexander Jones’ business, United Horizons, was outgrowing his home office and he needed a larger space to meet clients and to have meetings with his employees. He also needed wifi, a copier, and having a kitchenette would be nice too. Alexander chose the Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River, as his new place to do…