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Weathering COVID through creativity

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Washtenaw County business owners hard, but many of them have found creative ways to pivot, survive, and thrive during the crisis. Since last summer, we've been chronicling their stories in a series sponsored by Ann Arbor SPARK. Check out the entire series below:
 
Ypsi-based company creates innovative solar solutions during pandemic

How an Ann Arbor warming-blanket business scaled up during COVID by reconnecting with customers

How an Ann Arbor prostate cancer testing startup became one of the state's biggest COVID test labs

This Ypsi Township company survived COVID-19 by selling 45,000 acrylic germ shields

From pop-up markets to choir practices, Ypsi co-working space supports community during pandemic

How an Ypsi auto software company helped feed Turkey's stray dogs during the pandemic
From dressing up to masking up: How an Ann Arbor quinceañera-planning business survived the pandemic

Boosted by pivot to remote work, Ann Arbor cybersecurity company doubles staff during pandemic

Report finds optimistic outlook among Washtenaw County entrepreneurs, despite COVID-19 challenges

Despite pandemic, Michigan Angel Fund made record-breaking investments in 2020

Ypsilanti hygiene products company sees soaring growth during COVID-19 pandemic

In COVID-19 pandemic, Ann Arbor-based Workit Health finds opportunity to combat opioid epidemic

Ypsilanti-based travel app Zonder pivots to encourage pandemic-friendly adventures at home

Ann Arbor-based SpellBound adapts augmented reality products to motivate patients in isolation

New association helps Washtenaw County businesses of color recover from COVID-19

This Ann Arbor woman sold $4,000 in her first month as a small business owner

Ann Arbor-based Jottful helps small businesses survive pandemic by going online for the first time

New Ypsilanti pop-up markets help micro-business owners survive COVID-19

Thinking outside the escape room: Decode Detroit's pandemic pivot

Despite pandemic, Ann Arbor bars find success through reinvention

Numerous sources of financial assistance still available for Washtenaw County business owners

How pivoting to PPE production "saved" Saline-based Akervall Technologies

Ann Arbor companies specializing in autonomous delivery robots scale up during pandemic

Ypsi startup flourishes during pandemic by helping clients pursue student loan forgiveness

COVID safety 101: Here's what reopening businesses must do to complete state-required safety plans