Eric-Brown

Eric Brown Eric’s background is rooted in the rental and real estate industries. He founded metro Detroit’s Urbane Apartments in 2003, after serving as senior vice president for a major Midwest apartment developer. He established a proven track record of effectively repositioning existing rental properties in a way that added value for investors while enhancing the resident experience. He also established The Urbane Way, a social media marketing and PR laboratory, where innovative marketing ideas are tested. Eric has been featured in  Entrepreneur Magazine and Business Week Magazine. You can connect with Eric_Urbane on Twitter. Eric also writes regular articles for the following publications;  Multi Housing News Social Media Examiner Search Engine Guide

Web Site: http://urbaneapts.com


Is 2012 your year to become an entrepreneur?

January 1, 2012
Is 2012 your year to become an entrepreneur?

Happy New Year! Is 2012 your year to become an entrepreneur? It could be, I sure have no regrets about taking the plunge, albeit there have been many twists and turns, ups and downs and a few sleepless nights. That said, there is such a feeling of freedom once your business matures enough to provide steady cashflow. That...
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The Business You Start May Not Be What You End Up Doing

December 25, 2011
The Business You Start May Not Be What You End Up Doing

Wow, 2011 is coming to a close this week, it has been in interesting year for us at Urbane. It was a year of ideas and things to come. We have several entrepreneurial ventures that we will be involved with in 2012 that we are pretty jazzed up about. One of which is to expand our social reach here at...
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5 Cool Ideas for Great Customer Service

July 2, 2011
5 Cool Ideas for Great Customer Service

Here is another Saturday “Cool Stuff” Idea from our cool Urbane Life friend, also a noted speaker and author Michael Angelo Caruso. Michael will be providing interesting Cool Stuff Ideas here every Saturday going forward. We hope you find them helpful. If you see Michael around town, tell him you saw him here first, we will give you secret gift, really we...
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Raising the money is easy

June 19, 2011
Raising the money is easy

A side bar conversation broke out last week after a Facebook post from local entrepreneur, Henry Balanon, founder of Bikbot, an iPhone and iPad App development company. The post targeted an article  titled Troubled Startup Color Loses Cofounder Peter Pham. The gist of the conversation with Matt Dibble, another local entrepreneur and founder of Final Five Productions, a video...
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5 Cool Ideas for Healthy Travel

June 18, 2011
5 Cool Ideas for Healthy Travel

Here is another Saturday “Cool Stuff” Idea from our cool Urbane Life friend, also a noted speaker and author Michael Angelo Caruso. Michael will be providing interesting Cool Stuff Ideas here every Saturday going forward. We hope you find them helpful. If you see Michael around town, tell him you saw him here first, we will give you secret gift, really we...
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Are you quitting your day job

June 5, 2011
Are you quitting your day job

Entrepreneurship can be defined as “one who undertakes innovations, finance and business acumen in an effort to transform innovations into economic goods”. This may result in new organizations or may be part of revitalizing mature organizations in response to a perceived opportunity. The most obvious form of entrepreneurship is that of starting new businesses (referred as Startup Company); however, in...
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Having the Stomach to be an Entrepreneur

May 30, 2011
Having the Stomach to be an Entrepreneur

I am an avid reader of Seth Godins work. Much of what he writes about is that everyone has a shot, or at least the ability to take a shot, but they don’t. They fall short because they are afraid. I certainly saw this daily when I had a real job, and worked for the man everyday....
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Want to get more from Twitter

May 28, 2011
Want to get more from Twitter

Here is another Saturday “Cool Stuff” Idea from our cool Urbane Life friend, also a noted speaker and author Michael Angelo Caruso. Michael will be providing interesting Cool Stuff Ideas here every Saturday going forward. We hope you find them helpful. If you see Michael around town, tell him you saw him here first, we will give you secret gift, really we...
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5 Cool Ideas for Effective Outgoing Voicemail

May 21, 2011
5 Cool Ideas for Effective Outgoing Voicemail

Here is another Saturday “Cool Stuff” Idea from our cool Urbane Life friend, also a noted speaker and author Michael Angelo Caruso. Michael will be providing interesting Cool Stuff Ideas here every Saturday going forward. We hope you find them helpful. If you see Michael around town, tell him you saw him here first, we will give you secret gift, really we...
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How Much Time To Hatch An Idea

May 15, 2011
How Much Time To Hatch An Idea

Entrepreneurs are always thinking about the next big thing, always plotting and planning something in the back of their minds. We have a few new ideas we are working on at the Urbane Lab too, and it occurred to me, How Much Time Does It Take To Hatch An Idea? When we launched Urbane Apartments, the first recollection of the...
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5 Cool Ideas for Remembering Names

May 14, 2011
5 Cool Ideas for Remembering Names

Here is another Saturday “Cool Stuff” Idea from our cool Urbane Life friend, also a noted speaker and author Michael Angelo Caruso. Michael will be providing interesting Cool Stuff Ideas here every Saturday going forward. We hope you find them helpful. If you see Michael around town, tell him you saw him here first, we will give you secret gift, really we...
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Being in the foxhole gives you time to redirect and redeploy

May 1, 2011
Being in the foxhole gives you time to redirect and redeploy

Being an entrepreneur is loaded with curves, anyone who has made the trek of a start up business will tell you that. Tenacity is a requirement. Patience is sometime lost in the wind. Yet there are times when all isn’t going well, which happens even with the healthiest businesses. In those times it seems that folks around...
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