What educational, entrepreneurial or business development programs, if any, have you taken advantage of?
We have top school MBAs, Big 5 experience and strong advisors and SMEs. We have also taken advantage of state of Michigan-sponsored programs and the Ross School of Business
Where did you find your first employee?
Currently all the people who work within Rolling Edge
are from my business network.
Have you promoted an intern to employee status, and if so how many times have you done it?
Not yet, but I will certainly do it.
Where have you turned to find capital to grow your company and which institutions have provided it?
Right now we are self-funded, but looking at the Michigan Economic Development Corp
, Small Business Administration
, venture capitalists and other funding resources.
What advice would you give to someone who was thinking about opening a business here?
Adaptability and self reliance is the key. Patience is another, since it is going to be a long time to see good times again.