Mompreneurs give kids early lessons in business savvy

Detroit entrepreneur Danielle D. North pulled no punches in her assessment of the recent Detroit Future City report that revealed glaring economic inequities in the city.

“We need programs, incentives and a sincere focus on existing business owners and those interested in starting new businesses in the neighborhoods,” said North, 35. “Small business owners such as myself work very hard to provide jobs to deserving workers and citizens in Detroit...” READ MORE


MERTROPARENT - After Detroit mom Danielle North promised her son a trip to an indoor playground, she was shocked to find her closest option was in Livonia. So, almost a year ago, she created the city’s first, dubbing it Kidz Kingdom. [READ MORE]



The recent rise of entrepreneurialism can be seen in the Novi homes of Maria Dismondy and Carly Dorogi.

It's in Detroit, where Danielle North is on the verge of opening her own business, and in the Plymouth Township home of Kelly O'Donnell.

These women — all mothers — are leading a slice of a national trend of small business startups, so-called mompreneurs. [READ MORE]


Mom's a Genius: Local mom opens Kidz Kingdom, Detroit's first indoor playground