Different crowdfunding sites could have different purposes or approaches, but overall the concept is simple – you post your project to a large group of site users, or “potential investors”, and they will fund your project with money if they are interested in the project. Popular crowdfunding sites include: Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/), Indiegogo (http://www.indiegogo.com/) and GoFundMe (http://gofundme.com/).
Crowdsourcing is distributed problem solving. By distributing tasks to a large group of people, you are able to mine collective intelligence, assess quality and process work in parallel. Your most complex business problems are broken down into microtasks and completed efficiently by an on-demand, scalable workforce! Try CrowdSource (http://www.crowdsource.com/) for creating specialized content for brands, retailers and media companies, CrowdSPRING (http://www.crowdspring.com) for website and design assistance or Cambrian House (http://www.cambrianhouse.com) for product innovation, market prediction, cost savings discovery, etc.
Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses program for entrepreneurs
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a competitive program for small businesses that links learning to action. Through the program, participants will gain practical skills in topics such as negotiation, marketing, and employee management that can immediately be put into action. In addition they will receive the tools and professional support they need to develop a strategic and customized business growth plan that will take their company to the next level. Applicants selected for the education program will receive a world-class business education and connections to a professional support network at no cost. Eligibility criteria include: small business owner or co-owner, business in operation for at least two years, business revenues over $150,000 in the most recent fiscal year, and business with a minimum of four employees (including the owner).
U.S. Small Business Association (SBA)
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
Welcome Mat Detroit: Immigrant Integrating Network
The Welcome Mat allows you to search our on-line database for immigrant services, agencies, clubs, groups, institutions, and resources to meet your needs. Or connect with an immigrant community. Find ethnic or international events happening in Southeast Michigan.