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Lawrence Tech hopes to set new national standard for stormwater management with innovative pilot

In an effort to curb water pollution caused by stormwater runoff, Lawrence Technological University in Southfield will become the first demonstration site in the U.S. of a new green drainage system.

McClary Bros. Drinking Vinegars opens Farmington storefront

After laying a foundation for its brand of flavored drinking vinegars on the farmers market and special event circuit, Detroit-born and made McClary Bros. has moved into a brick-and-mortar space of its own in downtown Farmington.

MiSoft Solutions aims for $1M in revenue in 2016

MiSoft Solutions was just a glimmer in its founders' eyes when they started writing code less than two years ago. By 2016, the Ferndale-based business expects to hit the seven-figure mark in revenue.

Your People PR goes back to the kitchen table, grows revenue

Going smaller is proving to have a number of benefits for Your People.

Ann Arbor's PriceLocal browser app compares Amazon pricing to local retailers

When PriceLocal launched a little more than a year ago it was a spunky, local startup carving out a niche by helping local retailers compete with e-commerce prices. Today it is a significantly bigger startup looking to make grow even more during the holiday shopping season.

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co opens doors in downtown Ann Arbor

Patrons began walking into the newly opened Ann Arbor Distilling Co's tasting room in downtown Ann Arbor a few days ago and Rob Cleveland hopes they notice one thing, the combination of industrial and rural aesthetics. "We're industrial meets farm," says Cleveland, managing director of the micro distillery. 

IDI takes hassle out of time management with Quick Time Entry

Integrated Design Inc has been in the software business for a long time. The Ann Arbor-based firm is a year shy of celebrating 30 years of delivering customized application-integration software for its clients. It plans to spend the next year introducing a new, time-management software platform.

 

Detroit furniture maker Floyd finds a few good legs to stand on as it scales sales

Floyd recently released its biggest product to date, a bed, while fleshing out its staff at its home in Ponyride. Now the startup is raising a seed capital round and laying the groundwork for a large global sales push in 2016. But first it’s enjoying some significant sales gains this year, clocking more than $1 million in revenue so far.

First Class Committee provides high fashion without high price

Terrance Jones hand-makes all of First Class Committee's clothing, cutting and sewing it entirely himself.

Bogobrush remakes toothbrush with bioplastic from Michigan farms

Bogobrush made a splash a few years ago, selling its first run of biodegradble toothbrushes thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign. Today Bogobrush is debuting a better, more sustainable toothbrush.

VizBe aims to help employees achieve their goals through visualization

Natalia Petraszczuk believes that people can will themselves to better things by consistently visualizing their goals -- so much so that last spring she launched a startup, VizBe, around the idea.

How to do Small Business Saturday the easy way

Shop Detroit is taking the stress out of holiday shopping by offering free shuttles to Detroit's retail districts on Saturday, Nov. 28.

Alchemy spins out Tadpole, a bargain branding agency for startups

Tadpole provides discounted marketing support to startups with high growth potential.

Wixom's LawnGuru hopes to become the Uber of landscaping

The Wixom-based startup has created a mobile platform that enables users to hire landscapers to mow lawns in much the same way Uber does with rides.

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