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Founders

Ben Newman

What educational, entrepreneurial or business development programs, if any, have you taken advantage of?
We did a crowdfunding campaign: www.savethebagels.com.

Who was your first customer and where did you find them?
We started selling bagels as a fundraiser at the Downtown Synagogue and community support grew exponentially from there.

Where did you find your first employee?
I pitched my brother on joining the business at the dinner table at our parents' house.

Where have you turned to find capital to grow your company and which institutions have provided it?
Through our crowd funding campaign.

Name an idea, policy or mindset from elsewhere that you would like to see this region adopt?
Regional public transportation.

What could local leaders do to help attract and retain more entrepreneurial young people to Metro Detroit?
Invest in public infrastructure projects and services that improve livability and help businesses grow.

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