in the Community
In addition to providing programming, educational tools and business development services, CEED continues to contribute to neighborhood revitalization efforts across Michigan. Read below some of the ways CEED gives back to the community.
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December 19, 2011
CEED played an integral role in being part of a team dedicted to helping small business owners. This effort was coordinated by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Read more...
In 2010, CEED became a founding sponsor of the Southwest Detroit Hispanic Business Conference. Other co-sponsors have included Southwest Detroit Business Association, PNC Bank, U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE, Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Inernal Revenue Service. As the only bilingual business development conference in the region, the Southwest Detroit Hispanic Business Conference offers workshops geared towards both aspiring and current small business owners. The conference is offered during Hispanic Heritage Month starting in September. More information for 2012 will be posted late summer!
CEED was recently invited by JaNay Consulting to present to a group of students at Cass Technical High School in Detroit. The students, mostly seniors, participate in the Business Track curriculum and have shown interest in entrepreneurship. CEED gave 2 presentations covering such topics as creating a businss plan, obtaining financing and what it takes to be a successful business owner. Overall, it was a great day filled with questions and enthusiasm! Thanks to Dr. Richard T. James, Jr. for welcoming us into his classroom and to the students for their attention. Here's to the next generation of entrepreneurs!
Through a partnership with Southwest Housing Solutions, CEED provides ongoing business planning workshops. Participants from their GreenWorks program and Center for Working Families initiative attend workshops related to entrepreneurship. Using a CD created by CEED, students are taken through a thorough demonstration of creating a business plan. Students also have the opportunity to receive financial assistance to bring their business idea to reality. CEED looks forward to highlighting entrepreneurship as a means to self-sufficiency.