What are tamales? In Detroit, there is no shortage of tamales. Tamales are a traditional pre-Hispanic dish rich in texture, full of flavor and a celebration of cultural diversity. Tamales…
Ser estafado es una amenaza real para cada individuo y cada negocio pequeño.
27th Letter Book’s experience in becoming a victim of cybersecurity and lessons we can all learn to safeguard ourselves.
This month we celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month by recognizing the huge role immigrant-entrepreneurs play by driving innovation and job growth. They are a critical component of the resilient Detroit economy.
From our last Impact Report, TechTown served 1731 entrepreneurs— 12% were immigrants. From that group, we profiled the following business owners, who shared with us their stories of how they overcame their fears and confronted the unknown, as well as what continues to inspire them to be the best they can be
As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we want to highlight a female entrepreneur in the Southwest Detroit community, Laly Piña, who has organized an Expo Quinceañera for several years.
By Mayte Penman, Bicultural Business Strategist, and Carrie Vestrand, Retail Strategist Women’s History Month is celebrated in March every year. We take this opportunity to acknowledge the successes and challenges…
Hispanic/Latinx Owned Businesses in Detroit to Support During Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month.
Why is it important to support local businesses and service providers?
20 Latinx/Hispanic Owned Businesses in Detroit to Support During Hispanic Heritage Month.
SWOT City alum All Saints Literacy Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit located in southwest Detroit that is committed to helping adults reach their educational, social and career goals by improving their literacy skills right in the heart of MexicanTown. The center is a welcoming place for learners to improve their reading, writing, math and English skills. The program serves adult learners ages 18 and older and welcomes all levels whether the person is a beginner, intermediate or advanced learner.
Technology can be daunting, and the use of it to increase awareness for your business can be especially intimidating if you haven’t been exposed to it. Irma Fuentes, owner of ESI Hardware in Southwest Detroit, credits the training provided by a TechTown Professional Services Network (PSN) member as the reason why she’s been able to manage her fear of technology. When ESI Hardware opened in 2003, Mexican-American immigrants Irma and Edgar Fuentes relied on word of mouth to gain more customers for their business. After opening, however, they struggled to keep the store in business amidst many personal tribulations, including the death of Edgar and Irma’s battle with cancer. Irma found that social media would be a powerful tool to increase awareness and gain more clientele. Small businesses can have the best products, prices, location and customer service, but if the surrounding community isn’t aware, they must find additional avenues to gain recognition.