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Skidmore Studio

301 W 4th St
Suite 300
Royal Oak, MI 48067

Tim Smith

What educational, entrepreneurial or business development programs, if any, have you taken advantage of?
Member of Detroit Regional Chamber, Adcrafter Club of Detroit, International Association of Business Communicators, TEC International

Who was your first customer and where did you find them?
General Motors in 1959

Where did you find your first employee?
Leo Skidmore started the company in 1959

Have you promoted an intern to employee status, and if so how many times have you done it?
Yes, many times. In fact, most of our current creative staff began their careers as interns – or apprentices – from CCS.

Where have you turned to find capital to grow your company and which institutions have provided it?
We are very conservative financially and typically grow from retained earnings.

It's often said that Metro Detroit and Michigan need to reinvent their economies to be competitive. Are we making those changes, and if so are we making enough of them or doing it fast enough?
No. We talk about it and act like we are doing it, but often fail when it comes time to act
upon the issue at hand.

If you could change one thing about this region, what would it be?
We need to be more confident, self-assured and less defensive.

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