Southfield (CW50) – On this week’s STREET BEAT our host April Moss learns how small businesses are flourishing as the city of Detroit goes through a small business rejuvenation. First April speaks with Wendy Thomas of the Michigan Small Business Development Center to learn the past and present of Detroit’s Small Business community.

Wendy Thomas, Regional Director of Southeast Michigan for the Michigan Small Business Development Center (Credit: Logan Tesmer/CW50)

Then, we hear from Mainstreet Mob’s Stephanie Lopez Gilmore, Community Outreach Director on the importance of social media.

Stephanie Lopez Gilmore, Community Outreach Director for Mainstreet Mob, with Street Beat Host April Moss (Credit: Logan Tesmer/CW50)

Next, she speaks with General Manager, Jesse Bandfield, of The Commons Detroit as he gives us the details on his unique coffee-laundromat-community space.

Jesse Bandfield, General Manager for The Commons, with Street Beat Host April Moss (Credit: Logan Tesmer/CW50)

Lastly, we hit the road with Ruckus Taco Co. owner Jeremy Kalmus to learn the ups and downs of being a business on wheels.

Jeremy Ruckus, Owner of Ruckus Taco Co. (Credit: Logan Tesmer/CW50)

Watch STREET BEAT Saturday at 8:30am on CW50

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