2022: A Year to Remember!

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!

Seek Harmony: Work-Life Balance Doesn’t exist!

“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!

Grand Re-Opening: Danto Furniture

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

Loans & Lead Abatement – Q3 Report 2022

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

Business Alianzas – Celebrating One Year!

We are thrilled that Business Alianzas has had such a successful first year! We launched on February 7th, 2021 and we currently have 150 members of Business Alianzas as we head into renewals. If you are not a current member, you can register on our membership page. http://www.businessalianzas.org/membership Continued from a previous post: Reflection 2021: … More Business Alianzas – Celebrating One Year!

ANCHORED in 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

Bilingual Outreach

Puente Cultural Integration, LLC is the leading bilingual consulting agency in the State of Michigan supporting Hispanic small businesses and providing coaching to startups in the City of Detroit. We have worked with over a dozen agencies providing program development, project management, as a consultant to nonprofit organizations and governmental departments. … More Bilingual Outreach