Less Talk, More Walk: The Need for Proactive Inclusion in Entrepreneurship

While the number of businesses owned by people of color in Michigan has increased over the last six years, large disparities in resources and representation still exist and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated many of these obstacles. Systemic inequalities that affect minority-owned businesses cause operational challenges that are evident across all aspects of the small…

Importance of Buying Local for a Faster Economic Recovery

The current pandemic has negatively impacted nearly all aspects of the economy, including small businesses and startups. According to EntryPoint's COVID-19 Business Impact Report, much like the rest of the nation, 97% of businesses in the Ann Arbor, MI region have been impacted by COVID-19 and 88% of businesses have less than 25 employees. When…

EntryPoint Releases Washtenaw County COVID-19 Business Impact Report

Research Insights From Over 400 Businesses Across Washtenaw County Reveal the Impact of COVID-19 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 Washtenaw County COVID-19 Business Impact Report. The report reveals the impact of COVID-19 on…

7 Online Tools to Improve Your Virtual Office

Most businesses have had to pivot major aspects of their operations to function effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic. While an abrupt change at first, many businesses have found a balance, including managing and keeping projects in the cloud, utilizing software platforms to collaborate with colleagues, and increasing their organization’s digital presence. Because of distancing measures…