What educational, entrepreneurial or business development programs, if any, have you taken advantage of?
We have taken advantage of the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center
and Automation Alley
Who was your first customer and where did you find them?
It was a small recruiting firm that had placed me in my previous position. ?
Where did you find your first employee?
Through a referral from a friend.
Have you promoted an intern to employee status, and if so how many times have you done it?
?Where have you turned to find capital to grow your company and which institutions have provided it?
This has been the biggest challenge for us. I've just embarked on a plan to secure $500,000 through private investors.?
What are some of the advantages to doing business here?
If by here you mean Michigan or Metro Detroit, it is easier to list the disadvantages. We do have a tremendous amount of talent because of our rich automotive background. I've lived my whole life here and can't imagine doing business anywhere else. We hope to move our offices to downtown Detroit within the next two years so that we can contribute the city's rebirth.?
If you could change one thing about this region, what would it be?
I would like to see the city have thrive again. It will take a significant attitude shift from both the city and the suburbs to unify towards this goal. I hope I can be a vehicle towards this change.