Understanding Consumers and Effectively Communicating to Them

The market continues to evolve and change at the speed of technology.  It’s more diverse, consumer-centric, technology-driven and demanding.  Developing a strategy focused on communicating directly (or, indirectly) to consumers, in a cost-effective manner, is essential to laying the foundation for business success.  Consumers are more discerning, want to be communicated to on their terms…

Lee to MC “Northville + Novi + Plymouth Stand with Detroit” Event

Mark S. Lee, President & CEO, The LEE Group, and host, “Small Talk with Mark S. Lee”, will emcee Life Remodeled’s Northville + Novi + Plymouth Stand with Detroit event, Tuesday, 6/26, 6:30pm-9:30pm, at The Inn at St. John’s, in Plymouth, MI.  The evening will include strolling appetizers, refreshments and the opportunity to network with…

Taking the Hassle out of Travel

Memorial Day is upon us and so is the unofficial start of summer and its travel season.  Many will hit the roads to visit family, friends or simply to getaway and enjoy some well-deserved downtime. Vacation planners have relied on travel agencies to give them “peace of mind” by making arrangements based on their needs…

Lee Discusses Doing Business in Detroit

Mark S. Lee, President & CEO, The LEE Group, was recently on “Michigan Matters” with Chris Holman, Terry Barclay and host, Carol Cain, discussing business, entrepreneurship, women entrepreneurs and a variety of other topics as part of a roundtable discussion. To view the entire discussion, please click here.

Detroit’s Emergence in the Technology Space

I saw Detroit’s potential future in the tech industry based on what I encountered…in San Francisco. Yes, San Francisco. While visiting my son there recently, I envisioned Detroit as an emerging technology and mobility hub attracting talent from across this region and country. And before you jump to any conclusions, let me explain. I have…

Fifth Third Bank and The LEE Group Discuss the Small Business Workshop

Joanne Rau, Business Banking Group Executive, Fifth Third Bank, joined Mark S. Lee, President & CEO, The LEE Group and host, “Small Talk with Mark S. Lee”, on Fox 2, in Detroit, to discuss the Small Business Workshop which will be held May 3rd, 8am – 1pm, at TechTown, 440 Burroughs, in Detroit.  This event…

Lee Recognized for Business Contributions

Mark S. Lee, Founder, President & CEO, The LEE Group, and host, “Small Talk with Mark S. Lee”, was recently honored and recognized by the Comcast Business’ Heartland Region for his contributions to supporting and elevating business discussions and topics across the Detroit region. Comcast executives, Craig D’agostini and Jeff Marston, acknowledged Lee’s contributions by…

The State of Small Business

According to the 2012 US Census, there are nearly 62k small businesses in Detroit and approximately 152k across Michigan.  Regarding women-owned businesses and per the , Wayne County and the State of Michigan rank as the second and ninth largest, respectively..  And per the 2012 Census, Detroit is a powerhouse when it comes to the…

Speakers Announced for 2018 Small Business Workshop

DETROIT, MI – (4/2/18)  May is small business month and small businesses are a major economic generator in Detroit and beyond.  Realizing that aspiring and current entrepreneurs grapple with how to build and grow their business, The LEE Group, in conjunction with Fifth Third Bank, will hold its annual Small Business Workshop on Thursday, May…