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Open City is a public forum for Detroit's aspiring and established small business owners.
 

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Thank you, come again: Customer service the subject of Nov. 16 Open City discussion

The fate of a small business can easily rest upon the quality of its customer service. On Nov. 16, a panel of experts will gather at Cliff Bell's to discuss the finer points of good customer service at Open City's latest event, "Thank You, Come Again: Why Good Customer Service Matters." read on…

Open City celebrates 8 years of building Detroit's small business community

Over the last eight years, Open City has helped create an informal community of Detroit entrepreneurs who help each other succeed. The ninth season of Open City kicks off Monday, Oct. 19, at Cliff Bell's. read on…

Open City: Crowd Power! to explore the benefits of community investment in small business

Interested in harnessing the power of community investing for your small business in Detroit? Then Open City's Nov. 17 "Crowd Power" forum is for you. read on…

Open City kicks off 8th season of conversations about entrepreneurship in Detroit

Since 2007, Open City has served as a forum to discuss the opportunities and challenges of starting a business in Detroit. A new season kicks off at Cliff Bell's on Monday, October 20 at 6:00 p.m. read on…

Breaking down city hall's bureaucracy at Open City's season finale

The 2013-2014 season of Open City concluded last week at Cliff Bell's, where a panel of city officials and a small business owner broke down the bureaucracy of city hall and discussed how to streamline licensing and permitting processes for Detroit businesses. Aaron Mondry has this recap. read on…

Rock the red tape: Navigating City Hall

On Monday, April 21, a panel will discuss the best ways for entrepreneurs to navigate bureaucracy in City Hall for Open City's final event of the season. read on…

Open City recapped: "Starting Slow and Small"

What is a pop-up? The answer might seem obvious, but members of this month's panel came to an interesting conclusion: it is similar to beta testing software in that you can work out the bugs without the risk of a full launch. Aaron Mondry was there. read on…

Open City recapped: 'Every person is a brand'

This month's forum took place at Cliff Bell's as usual and was the kickoff event for the first ever #DetroitWeek, a celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation in the city. Matthew Lewis sat in with his notebook. read on…

Open City: Take your business to the best level

The group, which aims to strenghen the local business community, is partnering with Bamboo Detroit on this event, held Feb. 17, 6 p.m. at Cliff Bell's in downtown Detroit. Here's a preview. read on…

Open City's 'Who's the boss?' recapped

So, how exactly are cooperative businesses structured? Last week's Open City panel talked of "one person, one vote," and "dynamic governance." Aaron Mondry was there and gets into the nitty gritty of the discussion in this report. read on…

Open City preview: Who's the boss?

Good question to start off the new year on the right entrepreneurial foot: 'Who's the boss' is all about exploring alternative ownership models in the local business community. Check it out Jan. 20 at Cliff Bell's in downtown Detroit. read on…
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