Navigating Potential Headwinds to Achieve Growth

Carrie Charlick is a wife, mother of 3 and a business owner.  She started her entrepreneurial journey at a young age and those early experiences helped shape her longer-term business philosophy, helping others through entrepreneurship.  In 2003, the stay-at-home Michigan mom launched Commerce-based Essential Bodywear with an initial investment of $500.  She is now a savvy entrepreneur with…

“Small Talk” becomes Media Partner for Techstars Startup Week

The LEE Group is pleased to announce that “Small Talk with Mark S. Lee” is a media partner and sponsor for this year’s Techstars Startup Week Detroit 2019, powered by Quicken Loans in partnership with Venture Catalysts, a free five-day celebration of entrepreneurship.  It is hosted by a unified community in locations across Detroit.  Participate…

Small Business Workshop a Resounding Success

The Fifth Annual Small Business Workshop was held recently.  This year’s theme was “Navigating the Headwinds of Change” and featured opening and closing speakers, Tanya R. Allen and Tommey Walker, Jr., respectively.  A record number of attendees was treated to panelists, speakers, workshop leaders and vendors, whom all provided important information, advice and counsel on…

Lee to Moderate Alumni Entrepreneur Panel

Mark S. Lee, President & CEO, The LEE Group, and host, “Small Talk with Mark S. Lee” and “In the Conference Room”, will moderate a panel discussion on Tuesday, May 14, 6 p.m – 8 p.m, 1420 Washington Blvd, #301, in Detroit, as part of the Wayne State University’s (WSU) Alumni Association’s Alumni Entrepreneur panel….

Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs: How to Navigate the Headwinds of Change

By Mark S. Lee and David Girodat Small businesses are a massive source of employment.  The Small Business Administration (SBA) reports that smaller companies employ 47.5 percent of the private U.S. workforce.  According to 2012 U.S. Census figures, there are nearly 62,000 small businesses in Detroit and about 152,000 across Michigan. Entrepreneurship helps build the…

Speakers Announced for 2019 Small Business Workshop

DETROIT, MI – (4/3/19)    May is small business month and the first week of the month is Small Business Week.  And The LEE Group is pleased to announce its Fifth Annual Small Business workshop, presented by Fifth Third Bank, which is scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at TechTown, 440 Burroughs, in Detroit….

” Brand Your Business” Presentation & Tips

Comerica invites you to join us on April 17, 5:30 – 8pm, for the “Branding Your Business” presentation from Mark S. Lee, President & CEO, The LEE Group (TLG), MI LLC. This session defines branding while exploring concepts that will help you differentiate your business from the competition while connecting with customers.  Additionally, take a tour of…

Fifth Third & TLG Discuss Small Business Workshop

Regional President of Fifth Third Bank, Eastern Region, David Girodat, joined The LEE Group’s Founder, President & CEO, Mark S. Lee, to discuss the upcoming 2019 Small Business Workshop, presented by Fifth Third Bank, on American Black Journal, hosted by Stephen Henderson.  The workshop is scheduled for May 7, 8am -1pm, at 440 Burroughs Street,…

Entrepreneurship’s Impact on Economic Development

There’s continued momentum in Detroit’s burgeoning entrepreneurial ecosystem and there are many perspectives on what it means to the city’s revitalization efforts, including economic development and job creation.  To this end, I wanted to gain insights from a business executive who has family roots grounded in Detroit’s entrepreneurial community. David Girodat has a long history…

Small Business Workshop – May 7, 2019

Contact:  Mark S. Lee,  Founder, President & CEO, The LEE Group:  mark@leegroupinnovation.com Small Business Workshop Scheduled for May 7, 2019 Event Returns to Detroit for the fifth year during Small Business Week DETROIT, MI – (March 4, 2019)  May is small business month and the first week of the month is Small Business Week.  And…