entrepreneurs http://wkar.org en Michigan social entrepreneurs seek profits and change http://wkar.org/post/michigan-social-entrepreneurs-seek-profits-and-change <p></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-a9876ca7-1dc7-9061-fd8e-af4685ecabef" style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Social entrepreneurship, where for-profit businesses seek to offer creative solutions to our society’s biggest needs, has become a rising trend across the country. Last year, Detroit was home to the nation’s first social entrepreneurship competition, which attracted more than $1-million in new investment for a diverse group of new businesses that focus on such issues as energy efficiency, affordable medical devices, and coffee roasting. </span> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 17:51:56 +0000 Current State 51509 at http://wkar.org Michigan social entrepreneurs seek profits and change Recent College Grads Hope to Acquire Critical Skills in Detroit http://wkar.org/post/recent-college-grads-hope-acquire-critical-skills-detroit <p>A new program called ‘Venture for America’ is offering talented college grads the chance to learn entrepreneurialism on the front lines. It also aims to help perk up job creation in some of America’s most economically challenged cities, including Detroit.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Mark Bashore 21597 at http://wkar.org Recent College Grads Hope to Acquire Critical Skills in Detroit reWorking Michigan: Becoming a snowplow entrepreneur http://wkar.org/post/reworking-michigan-becoming-snowplow-entrepreneur <p>ReWorking Michigan examines our evolving economy, as the people of the Great Lakes State explore new ways to make a living and build a future.<br /><br />Our reWorking Michigan Monday report looks at the snow removal business.</p> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 13:19:44 +0000 Scott Pohl 1901 at http://wkar.org reWorking Michigan: Becoming a snowplow entrepreneur