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Survey: Nearly All Michigan Small Business Impacted by Coronavirus

LANSING - A new survey shows 92% of Michigan small employers are negatively impacted by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, a continued escalation from 76% of small employers reporting negative impacts 10 days earlier. About 3% are positively impacted. These firms are likely experiencing stronger sales due to a sharp rise in demand for

By |2020-04-05T13:57:48-04:00April 5th, 2020|Featured, News|

Lawrence Tech Nursing Students Fighting COVID-19 Even Before Graduation

SOUTHFIELD—Lawrence Technological University nursing students are on the front lines of fighting the coronavirus pandemic, even before their graduation. “We have eight nursing students working right now,” said M. Therese Jamison, director of LTU’s nursing program. They’re working as patient care technicians at Ascension hospitals in Southfield and Warren, at Trinity Health’s St. Joseph Hospital

By |2020-04-02T18:57:59-04:00April 2nd, 2020|ESD|

TechTown Fund Supports 350 Detroit Small Businesses

DETROIT — Over the course of two weeks, TechTown launched the Detroit Small Business Stabilization Fund and awarded a total of $606,000 to 350 Detroit small businesses. The fund was created in partnership with the City of Detroit, the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC), and Invest Detroit to provide working capital grants to some of

By |2020-04-02T18:49:02-04:00April 2nd, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Michigan Growth Capital Symposium Goes Online Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

ANN ARBOR - In light of the continuing impact of the coronavirus, the Midwest Growth Capital Symposium and InvestMidwest have partnered to present an online Midwest Venture Showcase 2020. The online format will still showcase Midwest companies seeking early-stage funding and the opportunity to connect with founders, angel investors and venture capitalists — as MGCS

By |2020-04-02T18:42:11-04:00April 2nd, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Zoombombing: What It Is, How To Prevent It In Zoom Video Chat

SAN FRANCISCO - Video-conferencing software Zoom has been drawing attention from researchers and journalists lately for a number of potential privacy and security issues, as use of the platform surges due to an increase in coronavirus-related remote working. One of the biggest security issues facing Zoom is the surge in "Zoombombing," when uninvited attendees break into

By |2020-04-02T18:42:11-04:00April 2nd, 2020|Cyber Defense|

Survey: LTU Is Detroit Area’s No. 1 Best Value Private College

SOUTHFIELD—Lawrence Technological University is the No. 1 private university in the Detroit area in terms of the value of its education, according to a new study by the New York City-based financial technology company SmartAsset. SmartAsset considered tuition, student living costs, scholarship and grant offerings, student retention rates, and starting salary for new graduates in

By |2020-04-02T18:42:37-04:00April 2nd, 2020|ESD|

ESD Class To Address Planning To Avert Crises — Like Coronavirus

SOUTHFIELD—The Engineering Society of Detroit will present a complimentary online one-hour educational session, “Can Crisis Be Averted?”, on Thursday, April 9 from 1 to 2 p.m. on the Zoom platform. Veteran engineer Thomas Doran will discuss how we can prevent rather than merely manage crises, as we are with the current coronavirus pandemic. Doran will

By |2020-04-02T18:42:37-04:00April 2nd, 2020|ESD|

Social Media Expert: Pandemic Not Time To Cut Advertising, Marketing

ANN ARBOR - Melih Oztalay, CEO of Smart Finds Marketing in Birmingham, MI., says cutting your marketing and advertising spend during the pandemic is not a good idea. You want customers to know you will be there for them when social distancing ends, he said. https://youtu.be/4x2lqjTTH3w

By |2020-04-05T14:02:04-04:00April 1st, 2020|Digital Marketing, Featured, Social Media|

Skilled Laborers Brigade Making PPEs For Healthcare Professionals Battling COVID-19

ANN ARBOR - Shannon O'Hara has cobbled together 500 tailors in metro New York to sew washable hospital gowns to protect healthcare professionals from COVID-19. She's looking to connect with tailors nationwide to join her brigade. She's also looking for tailors to join her brigade in Michigan. https://youtu.be/9gvCOD7GmbU  

By |2020-04-01T17:33:05-04:00April 1st, 2020|Coronavirus, Featured, Science|