Blog: Lish Dorset

Lish Dorset is a member of Handmade Detroit, the crafty gals who put on the annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair. She has been making crafts since she started her first Troll doll clothing line back in Mrs. Schneider's fifth grade classroom. Lish also works as a social media coordinator for MS&L Digital in Ann Arbor. She looks forward to chatting about the state of the indie entrepreneur here in Metro Detroit.

Post No. 5

Inspiration all around 

Ok. You’ve got your product you want to sell. And it’s awesome. And you’re pretty sure it will be a hit in both your neighborhood in Pleasant Ridge and across the globe. But what about your best friend who’s looking for inspiration? What do you tell them? 

Tell them to look around. 

We’re lucky here in metro Detroit in that we’ve got so many fantastic events/groups/people happening all around us.  

When was the last time you went to the Detroit Institute of Arts? How about your local library? Or, for that matter, the after-school arts programming happening at your son’s school? Make sure to check out the artistic resources/small-biz resources available to you through the state of Michigan over on their website. You’ll be amazed at what you can find there. If you’re looking for more, check with your county. Many counties here in Michigan offer counseling for small businesses as well as well-priced seminars revolving around the needs of the DIY business dude. 

The point is, no matter how big or small, there’s a lot of opportunities for you out there in the greater Detroit area. I hope the past week you’ve enjoyed hearing my babbling here on the Interwebs and that you feel empowered to go out there an start something new for you and your family, whether it’s a one-time event or a brand-new business based right here in the Motor City. 

Good luck!