Whether you are looking to cash out completely, or just want to sell more in general, it is good to know what is currently trending in business within the state. Michigan is unique in several different facets; but most would agree that we are about to take a giant leap forward in regards to business. Downtown Detroit has made a comeback and the energy is just infectious. The growth is spreading our from there slowly and it is bringing a lot of revitalization with it; from the housing market all the way through local retail establishments. The bars and nightlife draw still draw the big crowds, as does the relatively new phenomena known as the “green mile” where you can find the majority of our states medical marijuana dispensaries. Because of the success many investors have had in Detroit, they are now currently exploring similar projects in other cities such as Pontiac. When trying to figure out where you can fit into all of this, it is best to approach the problem from several different angles. The trendy businesses are always going to be the first to draw the traffic, but those people are also going to need everyday services that can be very lucrative for the right type of entrepreneurs. The fusion between these two spectrum’s allows for a unique class of businesses to be born, adding just a little flair and creativity to the mundane which we are all used to. Retro styles have progressed through their respective life cycles to once again come back to life in their new incarnations; facial hair grooming products and full service barber shops are trending for Men while Woman are enjoying the artistically inspired boutique store fronts with all that they have to offer in an anti-technology throwback eclectic inventory with a customer focused sales experience. Community is an all important undertone to all of these activities; this new generation wants to be seen while they are out and to feel like they are part of something bigger then themselves. Even shared work spaces are starting to catch on along with cooperative gardens that can sell their produce at local farmers markets for a profit. The more your business can utilize and create events offering customers an actual experience instead of just pushing a product, the better off you will be with this demographic. Once you have clearly defined your vision, and cautiously tested the market to make sure that the public shares it with you, the application of standard business practices will allow you to consistently grow your sales and to scale your operations accordingly. The latter activities may not be as exciting, but they help to fund all future projects and lets face it, it always feels good to have a steady flow of money coming into the bank account.