Michigan Ross and Ford students work with the Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project

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COVID-19 changed everything for small businesses in Detroit. Now business owners have dozens of new issues to think through as they pivot business models, weigh costs & benefits, and figure out when and how to re-open. Thanks to the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation, they have almost 40 Michigan Ross and Ford students on hand to help.

Live BIG highlights the Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project

Live BIG highlights the Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project

The Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project (DNEP) connects Detroit small businesses with U-M students and faculty, who provide free legal, financial, design, strategy, and other assistance. Since its founding in 2016, DNEP has worked with over 150 small businesses - including Featherstone Moments, which received services from students at the Stamps School of Art & Design, the Ross School of Business, and the University of Michigan Law School. Featherstone Moments is on a mission to serve underrepresented communities in Detroit.