First MSU Affiliated Student-Run Business Focuses on Land Grant Roots Circle with Right Arrow Icon

(Jonathan LeBlanc, The State News, April 27, 2017) Land  Grant Goods which was founded by environmental studies and sustainability sophomore Alex Marx and education senior Bethany Kogut, sells honey and herbal teas with the hope of producing jam and cosmetics.

Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment, or RISE, director Laurie Thorpe said the name of Land Grant Goods came from her veteran experiences with being a part of several land grant institutions.

Student Debt And Millennial Entrepreneurs: ‘Don’t Ever Underestimate Your Sweat Equity’ Circle with Right Arrow Icon

(Doug Sears, benzinga.com, March 26, 2017) The millennial workforce embodies a pioneering mindset, seeing entrepreneurship as an idealized career path, according to recent studies. While data suggests many millennials feel entrepreneurial and aspire to start their own businesses, few do. Business owners under age 30 are small in number — 65 percent smaller than the same age group in the 1980s.

The decrease in business owners under 30 and the increase in business owner aspirations for the same group comes down to an issue of versatility, according to Neil Kane, director of undergraduate entrepreneurship at Michigan State University.

Slow Start for Businesses Makes for a Strong Finish Circle with Right Arrow Icon

(Alexis Downie, Spartan News Room, February 21, 2017) It is a Monday evening around 5 p.m. and Turner Street is very quiet. A few cars are passing by on the road. The Lamb’s Gate Antique shop owner is locking his door. There are scattered street wanderers, but the heart of little Old Town seems empty. Unlike most towns in the area, this is the norm for Old Town. Particularly on Mondays when many of the businesses are closed. In other places this may seem something out of the ordinary, however, Old Town is far from ordinary.

7 things every Michigan business startup must know Circle with Right Arrow Icon

(Mike Wilkinson, bridgemi.com, August 16, 2016) So you’ve got this great business idea, one that will liberate you from your current job or offer a lifeline after losing one. With Michigan hurt by a marked decline in the number of new businesses created in the last decade, you think your idea is a sure-fire winner. Your husband thinks it’s a great idea, too, as does your Aunt Irene. Can’t fail, right?