Step into the world of entrepreneurship with Mi Entrepreneur, an initiative designed to celebrate and support the entrepreneurial community of Michigan! Entrepreneurship represents the pursuit of innovation, calculated risks, and the creation of something new in the face of challenges. As a bank built for business, we have the pleasure of working with some incredible individuals who embody this spirit right here in Michigan.

Throughout the year, we will be showcasing a variety of Michigan entrepreneurs and sharing their advice on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. From overcoming obstacles to seizing opportunities, we hope to inspire and empower you to pursue your own entrepreneurial goals. Stay tuned for more updates, so you can join us in celebrating the innovative and inspiring business owners who are shaping the future of Michigan.

Steve Futrell

Steve Futrell’s experience as a successful technology, real estate, and finance entrepreneur taught him the importance of cultivating relationships.

He believes the secret to success is most new business comes from the growth of your existing customers. It isn’t always about the next sale, it’s about the relationship. Make sure you stay connected to your customers!

Dr. Molly O’Shea

Dr. Molly O’Shea, a Michigan-based entrepreneur, heads multiple successful ventures, notably the Birmingham Pediatrics Wellness Center. Departing from a group practice, she embarked on a mission to revolutionize healthcare for young patients. However, the hurdle she faced was finding a compatible bank to collaborate with. Most banks she approached showed little interest in funding a new business lacking historical financial information.

Yet, her perseverance paid off as she and her co-founder, Cinzia Filipovski, were able to connect with a supportive and trustworthy banker who shared their vision and believed in the venture’s potential. For Dr. O’Shea, having a reliable banker who placed trust in her was crucial for launching and expanding her business.