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Jeff Hauptman

Jeff Hauptman on growing quickly and manging it properly

Oxford Companies has grown a lot in the last few years and is now positioned to become the firm in property management in Ann Arbor. The company's CEO Jeff Hauptman explains how it manages such rapid growth.

Mark Klimkowski

Mark Klimkowski on going from college to business owner

Mark Klimkowski went from graduate of University of Detroit-Mercy to owner of Virtuoso Design + Build. He explains why he made the leap into entrepreneurship right away and never looked back.

Jack Bidlack

Jack Bidlack on turning at-risk youth on to a career in tech

Pointing at-risk youth in a positive direction is hard enough, but getting them to move toward a career in tech? Jack Bidlack of The Business Side of Youth in Ypsilanti explains how his program is doing both of those things.

Jamie Begin

Jamie Begin on refusing to talk someone into letting him make money for them

Jamie Begin dropped out of the workforce and created his own company, RightBrian Networks because, "I refused to try to talk someone into letting me make money for them. It was just ridiculous."

Amy Swift

Amy Swift on evolving a company's business plan and focus

Amy Swift launched Building Hugger a few years ago with an idea or two of what to do with it. Several ideas later the Detroiter is figuring out what her business is all about and where it's going.

Bhushan Kulkarni

Bhushan Kulkarni on what it takes to build a succesful startup

Bhushan Kulkarni is a serial entrepreneur building his fourth tech startup, InfoReady. He knows what to do and where to turn when launching a startup from scratch.

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Wayne State University is Michigan's only urban research university, located in the heart of Detroit's University Cultural Center. It has 13 schools and colleges that offer more than 400 major subject areas, 27,825 graduate and undergraduate students, a 203-acre main campus and six extension centers in the metropolitan area.