TOMPOR: Mentoring and Micro Loans are part of LaunchDETROIT

Detroit - Detroit entrepreneur Willie Brake said it was far harder to raise money for his home and office computer repair business than many people might imagine. Some lenders said his idea would never make a lot of money or his business was too small for a loan. He...

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Howes: Rotary helps entrepreneurs launch Detroit dreams

Detroit – Brianna Williams' road to having her own shop on the city's Avenue of Fashion began 14 years ago with G-strings. For male dancers, that is, who paid her seamstress mother good money for hand-sewn costumes. To help out, 12-year-old Brianna would sew 10...

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Application Deadline Nearing for LaunchDETROIT Micro-Loans

Detroit entrepreneurs have until Friday, August 22, 2014, to apply online at for micro loans of $1,000 to $2,500. Developed by Rotary District 6400, LaunchDETROIT is a multi-pronged program that offers qualifying entrepreneurs a combination of...

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