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Mark Klimkowski on going from college to business owner

Mark Klimkowski went from graduate of University of Detroit-Mercy to owner of Virtuoso Design + Build. He explains why he made the leap into entrepreneurship right away and never looked back.

Questions with Mark Klimkowski on going from college to business owner

Amy Swift on evolving a company's business plan and focus

Amy Swift launched Building Hugger a few years ago with an idea or two of what to do with it. Several ideas later the Detroiter is figuring out what her business is all about and where it's going.

Questions with Amy Swift on evolving a company's business plan and focus

Building Hugger

Brian Bosche

Brian Bosche is the founder of TernPro, a full-service video production company based in downtown Detroit.

Questions with Brian Bosche


Susi Cruz

Susi Cruz, founder of Cruz Creative Studio, is an award winning graphic designer.  Cruz comes from a recognized family of entrepreneurs and business owners, and is a distinguished member of the Detroit Hispanic community.

With over 25 years of experience in marketing and design, Cruz Creative Studio is a full service freelance design studio that has been helping companies develop brand identities, increase traffic to websites, and sell products.  With a focus on creating communication materials for products and services, Cruz creates marketing plans in both Spanish and English.

Questions with Susi Cruz

Sam Hoff

Sam Hoff is the president of Patti Engineering, a control systems integration firm based in Auburn Hills.

Questions with Sam Hoff

Robert Brender

Robert Brender is the president of ComSpec International, a tech firm based in Bingham Farms.

Questions with Robert Brender

Chris Onwuzurike

Chris Onwuzurike, founder and CEO of Keo Associates, a Detroit small business construction company says despite the tough economy the city should open construction opportunities to small businesses to stimulate the economy. In this interview he said stakeholders should be fully engaged in building an entrepreneurial community in Southeast Michigan.

Questions with Chris Onwuzurike

Jonathon Ellison

At 34, Jonathon Ellison, is a master electrician and a licensed electrical contractor. His company J. E. Electric  is located on 6513 John R in Detroit. In this interview he talks about how he started his own business and what the city of Detroit and the state must do to encourage entrepreneurship. 

Questions with Jonathon Ellison

J. E. Electric

Tommy Onyx

Tommy Onyx is the founder of Loudbaby, a website development company based in Ferndale.

Questions with Tommy Onyx


Bob Masterson

Bob Masterson is the co-founder of FamilyMint, an Internet finance education start-up based in Ann Arbor.

Questions with Bob Masterson


Bob Kraemer

Bob Kraemer is the managing principal of Kraemer Design Group, an architecture firm based in downtown Detroit.

Questions with Bob Kraemer

Jae Jung

Global Link is a focused organization providing innovative value solutions and growth opportunities through design, manufacturing, and project management. Global Link offers the complete process of manufacturing and supply of high quality and low cost automotive, industrial, and electronic materials, components, sub-assemblies, and assemblies.

Questions with Jae Jung

Global Link LLC

David Friedman

Friedman Integrated Real Estate Solutions is one of the Midwest's largest locally owned and operated commercial real estate organizations. Friedman represents banks, special services, institutions, property owners, national and regional retailers, and commercial tenants in every size range. 

Questions with David Friedman

David Carleton

David Carleton is the co-founder of Mindfield, a creative agency based in downtown Detroit. He co-funded it with Tom Carleton and Sean Emery.

Questions with David Carleton


Joseph LaVere

Joseph LaVere is the founder of LaVere Structural Consulting, a structural engineering firm based in Ferndale.

Questions with Joseph LaVere

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