This week, our Monday morning inspiration is an audio story from NPR’s Weekend Edition, Sunday, about a barbershop/salon in Detroit called the Social Club Grooming Company. The barbershop and its owner, Sebastian Jackson, are representative of small businesses across the city who are doing things that, in addition to promoting their individual businesses, are also promoting causes like sustainability, diversity and, ultimately, Detroit, itself.

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Photo: The shop provides patrons, including students from the nearby Wayne State University, to rub shoulders with entrepreneurs, athletes and musicians during “Shop Talk,” an open forum where movers and shakers share their stories while getting a haircut, according to a recent feature on The Social Club Grooming Company from

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