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…

Lee Discusses Upcoming Small Business Workshop

Mark S. Lee, Founder, President & CEO, The LEE Group, and host, “Small Talk with Mark S. Lee” was recently named a Comcast Newsmaker and was recently interviewed by Laurel Hess about the upcoming Small Business Workshop, presented by Fifth Third Bank.  It will be held on Thursday, May 3, 8am-1pm, 440 Burroughs, in Detroit….

Sharing Thoughts on Doing Business in Detroit & the Small Business Workshop

Mark S. Lee, Founder, President & CEO, The LEE Group, blogger and host, “Small Talk with Mark S. Lee”, recently shared his perspective on the upcoming Small Business Workshop, which is being held May 3, 2018, 8am-1pm, at 440 Burroughs, in Detroit,  “American Black Journal”, a weekly broadcast hosted by Stephen Henderson on Detroit Public…

Lee Provides Thoughts on “Michigan Matters”

Mark S. Lee, Founder, President & CEO, The LEE Group, blogger and host, “Small Talk with Mark S. Lee”, recently provided his perspective on “Michigan Matters”, a weekly broadcast hosted by Carol Cain on CBS TV62, in Detroit.  Lee provided his thoughts on key business issues confronting the Detroit region. To view the interview, please…

Seeing Detroit from a Different Perspective

Detroit has legendary architecture, incredible and historical buildings.  In fact, many of the city’s downtown skyscrapers were built in the 1920s.  While there are great stories regarding these structures, many photographers have come here from across the world to photograph the “ruins” of this iconic city. Not Brian Day. Detroit-native Day is a technologist by…

Forging a Business Alliance

Nationally, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2016 Office of Advocacy, African Americans own 2.6 million small businesses, employ 975,000 people and generate more than $150 billion in annual receipts nationally.  In Detroit, the National Business League (NBL) reports there are more than 47,000 African American-owned businesses. Bottom line, these businesses are key drivers…