Thoughts For The Day: The Collaborative Effort
Partnering with other entrepreneurs to form a cohesive collective of small businesses provides an experience that draws people in (for example shopping malls). The development and success of small businesses is crucial to continue economically developing the United States. The U.S was originally built on the premise of independent entrepreneurship, which was to be successful due lower barriers of entry and communities supporting each other as a collaboration of resources that nourished the community. Without joining together in collaborative efforts and interdependent support systems, entrepreneurial ventures will eventually become stagnant and die out due to starvation of resources and support.
As a society we need to care and nourish entrepreneurs and small businesses. Many businesses that do survive (especially in lower socio-economical environments) survive because the people that care have an emotional attachment to the entity for it’s positive contribution to the civilian/s living here. Quality of life for the majority would be better if we all supported quality work (in terms of product or services) as best we can in order to keep the economical “ecosystem” thriving.
Above: D:Hive panel discussion regarding Detroit’s “BizGrid” and resources for entrepreneurs in Detroit
Tips on How To Write Press Release
Tips To Keep In Mind When Writing a Press Release:
A simple method for writing an effective press release is to make a list and cover the following clarifications (5 Ws and H): Who, what, when, where, why, and how.
Put the words “For immediate release” at the very top of the page. The headline should be centered on the page below (usually written in bold or capital letters). Under that, put a subhead, often in italics, that elaborates on the headline.
- Write a concise yet engaging headline - preferably between 2 and 22 words
- Remember to also include the contact person’s name, title, company, address and phone number in the upper right-hand corne
First paragraph: Start with the date and city in which the news originates.
- Overall, avoid using very long sentences and paragraphs.
The last paragraph: typically a standard set of information about your company, (including mission, when the company was founded, awards it has received or other achievements)
- Signal the end of the press release with three # (hash) symbols. Center these directly underneath the last line of the release.