Center News & Events

CFLP Releases Do-It-Yourself Digital Guide for Small Businesses

In collaboration with DEGC, Detroit Means Business, Michigan Community Resources, and NBI's Digital Divide committee, the CFLP released a DIY digital resource guide for small businesses. The guide is intended to save businesses time by helping them identify and use technology that can make their businesses more successful. Through self-assessment quizzes and a curated set of links, entrepreneurs can find resources about websites, social media creation and management, accounting, point of sale systems, payroll, project management, and more. To download the guide, please click here
CFLP and School of Information Lauded for Detroit Community Tech Worker Project

Crain's Detroit Business mentioned the Center on Finance, Law & Policy's new partnership with community development organization Jefferson East, Inc., the U-M School of Information, and the U-M Ford School of Public Policy for an article about our new Community Tech Worker project. Community tech workers are completing training now. Businesses can sign up for free 1:1 technology services by completing this survey.

DNEP +ISLB Internship Comes to a Close 

The Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project +Impact Studio for Local Business (DNEP +ISLB) summer internship came to a close in June. Throughout the summer, 17 interns from four U-M schools helped Detroit small businesses upgrade their e-commerce websites, implement customer retention strategies, optimize point of sale systems, and launch new products. Support for the program was provided by Ross' Business+Impact, the Ford School of Public Policy, the Stamps School of Art & Design, the School of Information, and Ripple.
DNEP +ISLB Intern Shares Experience of Working with Detroit Businesses
Ross student Allison Wei shares her experience and the valuable lessons she has learned by working with interdisciplinary teams of students as part of DNEP's +Impact Studio for Local Business. Read more about her first-hand experience here

THE CENTER ON FINANCE, LAW & POLICY at the University of Michigan is an interdisciplinary research center which draws together faculty and students from more than a dozen of Michigan’s nineteen schools and colleges to work on a broad range of research projects focused on creating a financial system that is safer, fairer, and better harnessed to the real economy.

Founded in 2013 by faculty from Michigan Law SchoolMichigan Ross School of BusinessMichigan Ford School of Public Policy, and Michigan College of Engineering, the Center on Finance, Law, and Policy brings together leading scholars from a broad range of disciplines to conduct theoretical, empirical, and applied research aimed at transforming financial policy, financial regulations, financial products and services, and financial institution management.

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