Small Business Showcase: Yoga State, East Lansing

John Crafts Blogging, Marketing, Michigan Creative Leave a Comment

Welcome back to Michigan Creative’s small business showcase folks. Today we feature a campus favorite that has been popular since I started at MSU, and that is the lovely Yoga State yoga studio. Founded by yogi Jen Hayes, Yoga State is a small yoga studio with 2 locations in both East Lansing and Okemos. We would specifically like to focus on the …

Home for the Holiday’s: Winter Events in Michigan

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Campus Martius, Detroit – Photo by Dig Downtown Detroit (CC by 2.0) From expensive plane tickets to unpredictable weather, traveling at the holidays is a hassle.  Thankfully, Michigan has a plethora of events celebrating winter’s arrival and along with it the holiday season.  Below I’ve rounded up a few events that will help get you in the holiday spirit. Silver …

Small Business Showcase: Jeanologie Boutique, East Lansing

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This week’s small business showcase features a women’s boutqiue found in downtown East Lansing, Michigan by the name of Jeanologie. Jeanologie is a womens clothing store that offers hand-picked, high fashion styles inspired by the streets of New York. Founded in 2010 by Michelle Gross, a former MSU graduate, Jeanologie strives to be your one stop shop to find that …

5 Affordable, Creative, Last Minute Halloween Costumes!

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                      Image used from Vancouver Film School Flickr So Halloween is a week away and if you’re like me, you still have no idea what to be this year. Making your own costume can be strenuous and expensive, but nobody wants to show up to a party wearing a gaudy, …

Small Business Showcase: Hopcat, East Lansing

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This week I would like to feature a new small business in the city of East Lansing, Michigan that seems to be flourishing. Michigan Creative strives to support a creative, local economy and nothing says creative like the newest bar in town, Hopcat.   According to their description, Hopcat was envisioned, designed, stocked and staffed with one mission in mind: to bring you great …

Tips for Effective Cross Cultural Communication

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Usually when we find ourselves posting to Facebook or Twitter, we have an ideal audience in mind that we want to reach, impact, and connect with. As social media marketers, it’s a goal to captivate an audience full of diversity to effectively share your product or idea. The largest social media outlets may be global, but at times its difficult …

Jack’s Trades and Square Tomato

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Howdy All! Jack here. Finally blogging and loving every minute of it! Since this is my first blog, and might be just slightly overdue, I have a lot to cover. I will do my best to try and keep it brief. So first things first… What do I do at Michigan Creative? My answer: Depends. No not these… It depends on …

Five Easy Places to Find Social Media Content

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Do you ever find yourself staring at your computer, wracking your brain for the answer to “what the heck am I going to post on Facebook today”? Fear not social media mangers: there are easy ways and places to find content that are right under your nose. Many of the places I look for content are easy to search and …

Technology Innovation Center Promotes Small Business Success

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The Technology Innovation Center (TIC) of East Lansing is a wonderful opportunity for small business owners and entrepreneurs to get a head start on their business plans. The mission of the TIC is to generate and advance the culture of entrepreneurship in the community and to expand the technology based economy in the market. Located downtown, the center has given host …