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Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

welcome to purpose.jobs

Three years ago, I started re:purpose because I wanted to help people find jobs they loved.  The process of finding a new job can feel frustrating, time-consuming, and not very human. So I wanted to create a platform that centered around community, education, culture, and purpose.  With the help of an amazing team, we built re:purpose into a commun[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

9 Reasons You’ll Love Living and Working in Columbus

Columbus, OH is one of those cities that kind of has it all. Midwestern hospitality, affordability, tech jobs, beauty—oh, and amazing ice cream.  It’s a great city to work and live in. After graduation, my boyfriend moved to Columbus for a software engineering job. There was always something fun to do on the weekends, and yes, we miss the ice cream[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

What to Watch: Detroit Quarantine Edition

While no one really knows when quarantine will end, we do know it’s going to be a little while longer before we’re back at our favorite coffee shops and bookstores.  It can feel hard to stay connected with the community while being stuck in your home. Sure, you can go for a nice hike or bike ride, but you can’t do that all day long. Luckily, with t[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

The 12 Best Hiking Trails in Metro Detroit

The weather is getting nicer, but too bad we're all stuck inside, right? Wrong. The governor's stay-at-home order still allows for outdoor activity, including visiting Michigan's metroparks. While things like canoe rentals, bathrooms, and playgrounds might be closed, there's nothing wrong with taking a nice stroll, brisk walk or run through a lovel[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Entrepreneurial Report Shows Positive Outlook for Detroit Startups

With the rise of pandemic panic, people are craving data about the state of Detroit’s economy. Luckily our friends at EntryPoint just released their Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report that highlights some promising numbers.  Emily Heintz, the founder & managing director of EntryPoint, noted in the report that COVID-19 is drastically impacting many bu[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Our Response to COVID-19: We’re on Team You

These are unbelievably tough times for everyone, everywhere. But for small businesses, these are defining moments. Companies are wondering if and how they’ll stay afloat. Really incredible people are losing their jobs, not due to lack of effort but simply due to lack of funds and a general air of uncertainty that surrounds us all. The natural insti[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Five Tips For Maintaining Company Culture While Working Remotely

If you work with a great team, I’m guessing you miss working with them face to face. I certainly miss seeing my team in the office every day.  I miss our short morning breaks, walking over to Cannelle and picking up a pain au chocolat. I miss having lunch in the community space at WeWork and chatting about weekend plans. I’ve only been with the tea[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

TechTown Detroit Launches Stabilization Fund For Small Businesses

These are strange and scary times. There’s no getting around that, but seeing so many organizations step up and try to help makes everything a little brighter. Here in Detroit, the community is coming together to help support one another, especially small businesses. And our friends at TechTown are really stepping up to the plate.  You know them as[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Coronavirus sparks hiring spree for these startup and tech companies

We recently hosted our first ever virtual career fair. At a time like this when setbacks and panic from COVID-19 are already causing layoffs, the virtual career fair was a great reminder that there are still companies hiring in Detroit and Ann Arbor.  Did you miss the career fair? No worries. We got you covered. Check out this list of tech and star[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Bea’s to Host Don’t Bea Afraid: A Virtual Event for Small Businesses in Detroit

There’s no denying that this is a strange and scary time for people. Aside from all the major and serious health concerns about COVID-19 and how to survive social distancing, many people are worried about the economy—especially small businesses owners.  Our friends at Bea’s are trying to make it a little less scary for people in our community.  At [...]