Business Owner Expands Her Reach with Unique Events Bonding Pets and Pet Owners

A love of dogs, an understanding of the need for dog-friendly events and a great group of dog owners are part of the reason Liz Blondy has such a thriving company in Canine to Five. Blondy, owner of the longtime dog-grooming, daycare and boarding business, recently celebrated the 10th year of “Drinking with Dogs.” She […]

SheHive Opens to Serve as Common Ground for Female Entrepreneurs

Ursula Adams and Andrea Clegg Corp like to tell the story of how they met and started their new business, SheHive, as something of a comic scene. “Two blondes walk into a coffee shop…” When they met, they realized just how much they had in common in terms of wanting to motivate people, specifically female entrepreneurs, […]

Steal This Idea: Dog Daycare Owner Creates Special Space for Tiniest Customers

There’s a line from an old play that goes something like this: “The woman that deliberates is lost.” You might recognize it by more modern translations as “He who hesitates is lost.” But that first version is the ideal way to describe how Liz Blondy came up with her latest canine brainstorm, a new dog-centric […]

Steal This Idea: Detroit Grooming Co. Builds New Fans with the Rollout of Barber Shops

When you start your business, you hope to grow. That was the dream of the Detroit Grooming Co. team as well, hoping to expand from a single idea to an expansive product line to something bigger. That something bigger has happened and then some. Last April, the company added to its core business of creating hand-crafted […]

Three Michigan Companies Seek Votes to Make Their Ideas Happen in Staples’ Contest

Three out of 16,000. Sounds like impossible odds, right? Well, that first digit is the number of Michigan businesses in the running for $25,000 and a chance to take their idea to the next level. A Lansing-based roller-derby team, a Ferndale brewing company and a St. Clair Shores care-package company shared their business plans with […]