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Through inspirational videos, podcasts, and features, learn how Detroit entrepreneurs have built and grown their of businesses. From start-up to stay-up.

Episode No 4 February 27 / 2020

Gias Talukder

Bengal Auto Sales

More than a neighborhood car dealer, Gias Talukder has earned the trust of his customers, becoming known as a man with answers in Detroit’s Bengali community.

Episode No 3 January 23 / 2020

Brandon Seng & Mark Coe

Michigan Farm to Freezer

The idea for Michigan Farm to Freezer is simple - pick Michigan-grown farm-fresh fruits and veggies,  then freeze at the peak of freshness for year-round goodness. Co-founders, Brandon Seng and Mark Coe talk about their unexpected journey from a northern Michigan farmers market and school lunch program to Detroit's historic Eastern Market and homes, state-wide.

Episode No 2 December 18 / 2019

Clement “FAME” Brown

Three Thirteen

“We like to have this infatuation with business and living our dreams, and don’t realize that (there’s) bad parts of your dream too,” says Brown. “So to have a nightmare, it’s still a dream and it has value. The bad has value…so stick to the script ’til it flips, and do numbers.”

Episode No 1 November 21 / 2019

Nieves Longordo

Diseños Ornamental Iron

It wasn’t long ago that the historic Wurlitzer building in downtown Detroit, once home to the famed music store of the same name, stood derelict and crumbling, and on the verge of becoming yet another one of Detroit’s architectural casualties destined for the wrecking ball.