Category: BUSINESS

Steps for Launching a Local Business in Your Community

Photo via Pexels Check out the Dearborn Blog for more local resources and information about local events! Have you thought about launching a local business? Starting a local business is a great way to get involved in your community, meet your neighbors, and earn an income doing something you love. Of course, launching a business ...

On Running an Office Like a Factory by Cal Newport

On Running an Office Like a Factory I was recently browsing the archives of the MIT Sloan Management Review (as one does), when I came across a fascinating article from the Fall 2018 issue titled “Breaking Logjams in Knowledge Work.” The piece starts with a blunt observation: “If you work in an organization, you know ...

On Doing Less to Produce More: A Novelist Embraces a Minimalist Lockdown by Cal Newport

I recently received an email from a writer in New York City who sold her debut novel right before the coronavirus lockdown. She had until mid-April to finish her first round of revisions. In an effort to make the process more “fun and fluid and intuitive,” and feature less of the stressful long hours she ...

Entrepreneur, Artist, Activist: Noura Ballout

Noura Ballout is an artist, curator, and entrepreneur. They work in a wide range of creative mediums, maintaining a primary practice in photography. Their work is about constructing and finding home while navigating an intersectional identity in diaspora, which often manifests in the meeting of art and community. Noura is the founder of Habibi House, ...

Remote Work Wins But Here Are Our Tips!

86% said that working alone allows them to hit maximum productivity, and 65% said that remote work would give their productivity a boost in a recent survey. Focus is the new currency, and with remote work, that can be optimum.  Also, the reduction to carbon print, and so much unnecessary wasted resources, from the gas ...

Sponsors Needed for Dearborn Blog 2.0

Welcome to Dearborn Blog. Dearborn Blog was launched in 2013 to be a platform for the authentic voices of the Dearborn/Dearborn Heights community. We talk about Dearborn’s citizens, culture, and community. We talk about Dearborn history. We talk about Dearborn business. We talk about Dearborn’s food, culture, events, tradition, and society. Let’s talk about the ...

Black Friday Deals Excel Sheet

Category Price Store Notes Electronics DVD PLAYERS BLU-RAY PLAYERS LG BP175 Streaming Audio Blu-Ray Player $49.99 Best Buy Doors open 5pm Thursday LG Smart Blu-Ray Player $49.00 Walmart $10 Vudu Credit with Purchase; Black Friday Begins Online Wed at 10pm ET and In Stores Thurs at 6pm LG UBK90 Streaing 4K UHD Hi-Res Audio Wi-Fi ...

Dearborn Job Postings

The following positions at both Gardner Elementary and Dixon Educational Learning Academy: Open positions: Teacher: Teacher Certification & Bachelor’s Degree - $25/Hr / 4 hours per day Instructor II: Bachelor’s Degree - $20/Hr / 4 hours per day Instructor I: 60 Credit Hrs. (Minimum 3.0 GPA in English & Math classes) - $15/Hr / 4 ...

​“Holes in the Wall” – Celebrates Area’s Iconic Diners and Restaurants

The work of 5 distinguished photographers is interpreted by 7 talented visual artists in an exhibition at Dearborn’s Padzieski Art Gallery July 12 through August 10. FREE Opening Party & Reception Thursday, July 12 from 6pm to 8pm, plus a special FREE “Art & Appetizers” Gallery Talk Thursday, August 2 (6-8pm). Dearborn, MI – Over ...

XO Detroit

​A​ few weeks ago the Downtown Detroit Markets opened for the summer season in Capitol Park, Cadillac Square and 1441 Woodward Collective. These markets are filled with a uniquely curated and high-quality collection of local retailers and will include a variety of event programming throughout the summer that you won’t want to miss including the ...

5 of the Newest Restaurants in Dearborn

Did you know that over thirty new businesses have opened up in the downtown Dearborn areas over the past three years? Although we've seen closures of long time staples like Lynch's, the Double Olive, Kiernan's and Howell's, there has been a lot of promising development, and more to look forward to. We're here to showcase ...

Dearborn’s Ali Charafeddine Shares Success Mindset and Promotes Knowledge through Acez Top Ten Takeaways

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94W0F9T0PQ4 Ali Charafeddine is a young Arab-American Entrepreneur, currently a Senior Director of Banking at Quicken Loans, and the founder and CEO of Acez Media.  Ali started his entrepreneurial career sponsoring events during his Highschool years (Fordson High School).  He then grew a distribution business with his brothers into a $1.4 million company. He represents ...

Hadi Eldebek on Why Must Artists Be Poor? and Grantpa

https://www.ted.com/talks/hadi_eldebek_how_artists_contribute_to_the_economy_and_how_we_can_support_them?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare The arts bring meaning to our lives and spirit to our culture -- so why do we expect artists to struggle to make a living? Hadi Eldebek is working to create a society where artists are valued through an online platform that matches artists with grants and funding opportunities -- so they can focus ...

This is Your Dream

You have a dream, don't you? You believe that you will touch it one day. You don't let any negativity near it. You don't allow anything internal/external to affect it. You have a passionately-aggressive attitude towards accomplishing it. You're more confident than all the world's critics and skeptics put together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnL5Ng_XQFk You rebelliously reject any ...

Have You Audited Yourself?

When was the last time you sat your self down and had an honest conversation with yourself? An honest one. Most people have not. If you're the type of person with goals and dreams and know deep down that you're capable of achieving them then you should almost always audit yourself. From the candy bar, ...

A Hobby Sparks Fulfillment

Do something you love because you enjoy it, whatever it may be. The ROI is extremely rewarding not only in self-fulfillment but in your professional career as well.  Doing something that you love for work is like meeting someone you love and marrying them.  It's the same analogy with doing what you love for work. ...

Dearborn Restaurants on the Top 100 Best Arab Restaurants Around America

Tamara Wong Azaiez, a contributor writer in the Arab America compiled a list of 100 top Arab restaurants in the USA.  That's what she said: Itching for some delicious Arab eats? We have compiled a list of 100 of the highest rated Arab restaurants across the country. Arab Americans have been establishing popular restaurants across ...

Five Events To Attend in Dearborn In The Next Couple Weeks

As we enjoy the last month in the summer of 2017, five events are coming up in Dearborn that you probably want to take advantage off:

Urban Politics: Prospects for Metro Detroit

There is hope for equitable and resilient solutions in the complex metropolitan relationship but until then, addressing the honest root causes of the friction is the first step.

Mint29 Offers A Fine Dining Experience in the Heart of Dearborn

I had an Amazing experience  over great food. The Mint29 salad was very unique and erotodelicious. The Japanese Kobe beef sliders were amazing. The BBQ salmon was perfect. And the chicken sandwich was flirtatious. Service was smooth and fast. Everything was made into perfection. The place is trendy and has a great feel to its ...