“Balance” is a misguided metaphor because it conveys the idea that we have to give up the prospect of success in one part of our lives in order to have it in another part—one or the other. ” Stewart Friedman
This perfectly explains why I reject this idea of “work life balance” and embrace the idea of HARMONY! … More Seek Harmony: Work-Life Balance Doesn’t exist!
In partnership with Global Detroit we provided small business TA for loans and grants to 23 immigrants and people of color in the Detroit area. Our goal was to submit a total of $200K in loans and grants May-October 2022. TA included: small business support, introduction to lending institutions, documentation, and submitting applications. In addition to general small business coaching.
As of October 1st, we have $475K in pending loans with three clients. … More Loans & Lead Abatement – Q3 Report 2022
Chelas con Contratistas
Panel bilingüe: “Recursos y oportunidades” Expertos hablará sobre los recursos y oportunidades disponibles para aquellos que están certificados en reducción de plomo.
Registro para la reducción de plomo noviembre de 2022
Inscripciones para cursos bilingües de certificación: Lead Abatement … More Chelas con Contratistas 4.Oct.2022
Our word for 2022 is ANCHORED. We will revisit this metaphoric ANCHOR frequently, understanding that we are anchored with room to move, to ride the waves, but that our foundation is strong. We are rooted and connected to our community around us, connected to partnerships, connected to our clients, and connected as a team. … More ANCHORED in 2022
I struggled with my fight or flight instincts. Should I just throw in the towel? Close my business & go find a “job”? I had employees that counted on me. How would I pay them? I had clients who needed me. How would I get paid to help them? … More Reflection 2021: Changes & Challenges
To paraphrase a common saying: You never know what someone else is going through, so my prayer for us all is that we give each other grace. We are truly living in unprecedented times. … More Grace in Times of COVID
See you at the Crowne Plaza Farmington Hills at 5:30pm for networking and a sample of a Tequila Cabresto margarita!
PS – If you haven’t bought your ticket, use Promo Code BRIDGE for $5 off your ticket! Price is $20 at the door so save by pre-registering! may29networkingexpo.eventbrite.com
… More Integrating Businesses in Farmington Hills
The somber change in the vibe of the neighborhood was palpable right after the election, it has now evolved into a state of resignation as people attempt to continue living their lives. Stories of raids, detentions, and the hardship that children and spouses are suffering when the bread winner is deported have shifted from shocking to normalized. … More Where is everybody?
During 2022 we had an outstanding participation rate in our events. We would like to thank those who invited us to their event(s), joined us, the business owners who allowed us to host at their establishments, the panelists who participated, and most of all our sponsors. This would not have been possible without all of you. Below are pictures and link recaps of a few of the events from this previous year.
We are excited for what is to come in 2023! … More 2022: A Year to Remember!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2022 Southwest Detroit Retail Icon, Danto Furniture, Moves Location; Celebrating Four Generations of Service to Greater Detroit with Ribbon-Cutting Saturday, November 12, 2022 Special Community Event is Scheduled for 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 7741 Dix Street, Detroit, MI, 48209; Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, City Officials, other Dignitaries Invited to … More Grand Re-Opening: Danto Furniture
Welcome to the tenth and final post in the “10 Ways to Support Immigrants and Refugees” series. … More 10 Ways to Support Immigrants and Refugees #1: VOTE!
Welcome to the ninth post in the “10 Ways to Support Immigrants and Refugees” series. … More 10 Ways to Support Immigrants and Refugees #2: Gain Experience
The Small Business Ethnic and Minority Media Appreciation Dinner on Wednesday, September 7th, 2022 brought together micro-business owners, Black and Brown community leaders and our Metro Detroit ethnic press together to network and celebrate at one of the most prestigious locations in the midwest, the Detroit Institute of Arts. Our MC and one of our … More A Gala to Remember: Celebrating Small Business Owners at the DIA
Welcome to the eighth post in the “10 Ways to Support Immigrants and Refugees” series. … More 10 Ways to Support Immigrants and Refugees #3: Share on Social Media
Welcome to the seventh post in the “10 Ways to Support Immigrants and Refugees” series. … More 10 Ways to Support Immigrants and Refugees #4: Take Action in Numbers