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Announcing EntryPoint’s Newest Small Business and Entrepreneurial Research Partnership with Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce

Announcing 2021 Genesee County Business Landscape Analysis

For the first time ever, the state of small business in Genesee County is going under the economic microscope. In early 2021, EntryPoint is partnering with the Flint & Genesee Chamber’s economic development unit to develop a comprehensive research report on its business community. The report, which aims to be an annual initiative, will help local…

Why Ann Arbor is One of the Midwest’s Most Resilient Economies

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  Economic downturns destabilize even the strongest economic ecosystems. Ann Arbor’s twenty years of growth has been put to the test several times, and each time the city and surrounding region has proven to demonstrate a successful progression in building a thriving entrepreneurial community.   This year has proven to be a year defined by…

EntryPoint Releases 2020 Midwest Shop Local Gift Guide to Support Small Businesses During the Holiday Season

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25 Companies Selected to be Featured in Special Edition of The Cackle Airing the Week of November 30 Ann Arbor, MICH. – Nov. 9, 2020 - EntryPoint, a nonprofit research institution that delivers comprehensive research insights and implements effective data-driven programs to promote entrepreneurship across the Midwest, today announced the release of the 2020 Midwest…

Insights into Attracting Boomerang Talent to the Midwest

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At EntryPoint, we use research and data on the entrepreneurial community to understand how to better support it. On The Cackle, our weekly livestream chats, we’ve had the incredible opportunity to discuss the most relevant and pressing business topics with small business leaders, startup innovators, and entrepreneurs. EntryPoint’s founder and managing director’s recent conversation with…

Guest Post: Networks are Critical for Women Entrepreneurs

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Inforum accelerates careers for women and boosts talent initiatives for companies. While networks and mentorship are beneficial for all entrepreneurs, Inforum found that they are critical for women entrepreneurs. As featured in the 2020 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report and 2020 Ann Arbor Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report, President and CEO of Inforum, Terry Barclay, describes how Inforum provides…

2020 Washtenaw County Small Business Capital Report

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In developing the 2020 Washtenaw County Small Business Capital Report, EntryPoint was pleased to have the opportunity to partner with the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation and Revalue, organizations committed to promoting sustainable and inclusive economic growth in their regions. In an effort to better understand the flow of capital and resources in the county, its impact,…

How to Fund Your Woman-Owned Startup

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Founding and funding a startup presents a unique set of challenges for women, ranging from the lack of representation to the importance of networking. The program How to Fund Your Woman-Owned Startup, hosted by Crain’s Detroit Business and sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), asked a panel of women founders to share the…