“Banking” on a Business Idea

Summer vacation is in full swing and kids will kick back, relax and enjoy the warmer weather while hanging out with family and friends. Thirteen-year old entrepreneur Alina Morse, from Wolverine Lake, will do the same, but she might be a little busy. Why? Because she has a business to run. Alina started the business, Zollipops, when…

Small Talk with Mark S. Lee – June 24th, 2018

This week, we discuss various economic development projects happening across the Motor City, including plans for the train station, an upcoming event focused on the city’s neighborhoods and to entrepreneurs making a difference with the following guests: John Gallagher, Columnist, Detroit Free Press Luther Keith, Executive Director, Arise Detroit! Joe, Jordan & Jaden Crawford, Crawford…

Train Station Announcement & its Impact on Detroit

As a native Detroiter who grew up in the Motor City during the Motown sound, the Tigers ‘68 championship and when the auto plants were humming, Tuesday’s train station announcement is stunning and refreshing news for a city which sorely needs it. While there have been many major events affecting this fabled city during my…

Small Talk with Mark S. Lee – June 17th, 2018

Happy Father’s Day! Techstars StartUp Week Detroit is scheduled for 6/18-6/22, in Detroit. This week, please sit back, relax and join us as we discuss this FREE event with this year’s sponsors and business partners: -Robert Rummel, Market Manager, Chase Business Banking -Rob Ponto, Senior Manager, Public Relations, Comcast -Wendy Wrosch Richards, Pro Bono Counsel…

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…

Small Talk with Mark S. Lee – June 10th, 2018

Please click on this week’s “Small Talk with Mark S. Lee” podcast link as we talk to organizers and participants as part of Techstars StartUp Week Detroit–a week-long celebration of entrepreneurship across the Motor City, with the following guests: Kyle Bazzy, Co-lead, Techstars StartUp Week Detroit Kyle Steiner, Community Director, WeWork Detroit Aubrey Agee, Director,…

Small Talk with Mark S. Lee – June 3, 2018

This week, please just us as we talk to business and educational leaders as part of the Mackinac Policy Conference, at Mackinac Island, with the following guests: Dr. Antoine Garibaldi, President, University of Detroit-Mercy Pat O’Keefe, CEO, Grow Michigan David Segura, Founder & CEO, VisionIT & VisionPRO Peter Provenzano, Jr., Chancellor, Oakland Community College