Labor Day Media Partnership Announced

“Small Talk with Mark S. Lee” has been named an official media partner for the 22nd Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats and Eats Presented by Flagstar Bank.  The annual Labor Day celebration is Oakland County’s premier festival, held Aug. 30 – Sept. 2, 2019.  It paints downtown Royal Oak with a variety of art, food and…

Supporting Detroit’s “Avenue of Fashion”

Detroit’s legendary “Avenue of Fashion”, Livernois, is undergoing a makeover. The stretch between seven and eight mile is home to a diverse mix of residents and businesses.  It’s not far from some of the city’s most-renowned neighborhoods and, on any given day or evening, you will see a cross-section of people enjoying the sites and…

Lee to Moderate Fireside Chat July 26th in Detroit

Mark S. Lee, Founder, President & CEO, The LEE Group and host, “Small Talk with Mark S. Lee” via radio.com and, “In the Conference Room with Mark S. Lee”, 910am Superstation, in conjunction with the Detroit Historical Society and Digital Diaspora Family Reunion, will be moderating a Fireside Chat, Friday, July 26th, in Detroit.  This…

“Small Talk” & Michigan.com Promotional Partnership Announced

The LEE Group is pleased to announce that “Small Talk with Mark S. Lee” and Michigan.com, the largest media and marketing company in the state of Michigan, have entered into a promotional partnership to highlight the strengths and value of each organization to their respective audiences. “Our business is helping small businesses in Michigan grow,…

Detroit Has Talent

“I put my hand on my heart, that means I feel ya. Real recognize real and you lookin familiar.” All Around the World  – JAY Z 2002 There has been much discussion about “Two Detroits”.  I’ve even written about a variation of it in this space. However, there’s been another online discussion that’s been percolating recently….

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…