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Detroit Surf Co. to open flagship store in Midtown
Mar01

Detroit Surf Co. to open flagship store in Midtown

A T-shirt made on a whim was the seed for a Detroit-based surfboard and skateboard business that is set to open a flagship store in May. Detroit Surf Co. started with just one T-Shirt made by founder and owner Dave Tuzinowski and worn in Maui, Hawaii in winter 2005-06 to show his pride in being from the Motor City. “Before Detroit Surf Co., I owned a tech company in Michigan, but I live on the island of Maui for part of winter,” said...

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North End Collective offers new retail experience
Mar01

North End Collective offers new retail experience

North End Collective is a new retail and entrepreneurial collaboration in Detroit’s North End neighborhood, near New Center, that offers a new kind of shopping experience to the area. Midtown Detroit Inc., a group that works towards community collaboration and positive growth, owns the building where the North End Collective now operates. Small businesses and startups are able to engage in accelerator experiences in a 2,000...

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Internet Marketing With Facebook
Nov01

Internet Marketing With Facebook

By John Hoffman As a business owner, you are probably wondering constantly how to attract more clients. If you own an online business, the solution is Internet marketing. Getting targeted traffic on your website is crucial to running an online business, and to do that you need to market your site. All kinds of businesses these days, whether online or offline, are using Internet marketing in order to expand their reach to new...

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Mobilegeddon One Year Later: The Impact
Jul01

Mobilegeddon One Year Later: The Impact

By John Hofmann A little more than one year ago, Google released a web-based shot that would be heard around the world when the Mountain View, California-based company — specializing in Internet-related services and products – unveiled a new mobile-responsive algorithm that would determine web page positioning following an Internet user’s mobile search. Dubbed “Mobilegeddon,” the release involved the use of a computer algorithm...

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4 Ways Your Business Use Text Messaging
May02

4 Ways Your Business Use Text Messaging

If you think text messages are only for personal use, think again. While it’s true that businesses have gone mobile, it’s because the rest of the world has too. In the United States, 90 percent of the population has a cellphone, with two-thirds of adults owning a smartphone. The Red Cross led a successful texting campaign in 2010 when it launched a mobile campaign to ask for donations for the earthquake victims of Haiti. Back...

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Motor City Still Breathes
Apr01

Motor City Still Breathes

During my Detroit travels, I ran across a seemingly routine business that was hiding an amazing story. The business is Firestone Complete Auto Care in Corktown. From the outside, its modern clad exterior makes it look like any other tire shop, but it’s not. This flagship store has been serving the area since 1931! While so many other retailers left Detroit, this shop continues to thrive and pay homage to its original glory....

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