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Bona Sera Cafe to open next week in downtown Ypsilanti

Having more than met the goals of their $10,000 Kickstarter campaign, word is that the Bona Sera Cafe, the brick and mortar Ypsi offshoot of the successful Bona Sera Supper Club, will be open for business as early as next week, on the ground floor of the historic Kresge building, at the intersection of Michigan […]

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Accelerating Community Capital (part one)… at the BALLE 2012 conference

I spent the day in Grand Rapids, participating in a workshop on new models that are evolving for local businesses to raise capital from lenders, investors and donors, at the 10th annual conference of the Business Alliance for Living Local Economies (BALLE). What follow are my rough notes, for those of you who care about […]

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Patricia Griffin on the business challenges and entrepreneurial opportunities of Africa

About a dozen years ago now, I had an opportunity to work on a project with a young, precocious engineering undergrad at the University of Michigan by the name of Patricia Griffin. Our lives have taken us in different directions over the course of past decade, but we’ve always done a pretty good job of […]

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