Grand Rapids Business Journal The Social Buzz blog

The Social Buzz

A blog by GRBJ staff that's a casual, and sometimes cutting, roundup of what's being said around town -- both online and offline. Read More
Grand Rapids Business Journal Diversity blog


A blog that explores our community's diversity -- and highlights the people, ideas and events that help bring us all together. Read More

College names Giants

February 16, 2017
As part of an annual tradition dating back more than three decades, a local college has honored a group of African-American leaders for their contributions to the community. Read More
Small business and startups blog

Small Business & Startups

A blog that discusses the everyday realities of growing a business — including entrepreneurship, raising capital, product development, distribution, marketing, finance, HR, management and market strategy. Read More
Real Estate blog

Real Estate

A blog that examines the significance of place and what defines a location –– and the industry: markets, micro markets, urbanism, neighborhoods, residential, commercial, mixed use, economic development, design, history and sustainability. Read More

Innovate or die

February 28, 2017
The business or corporate lifecycle is something I re-visit often — mostly because it is a dynamic process that constantly evolves. Read More


A blog that discusses local projects by private and public players –– and what drives the industry: urbanism, economic development, design, LEED, sustainability, historic preservation, workforce training and regulation. Read More

You're not the boss of me!

March 8, 2017
Over the years, I have had times when I questioned the titles chosen to label people in specific roles. Read More

Stay warm out there

December 30, 2016
Michigan Supreme Court seal


A blog that breaks down the local, state and federal laws of our land. Read More

4 questions to ask when buying a business

March 7, 2017
When you decide to buy a business, information comes at you like a fire hose. Read More

Year-end gifts and taxes

November 29, 2016
Grand Rapids Business Journal Health Care Blog

Health Care

A blog that examines the moves of the many players that make up one of the region's key economic engines: hospitals, universities, clinics, practices and nonprofits. Read More
Grand Rapids Business Journal PR and Media blog

Marketing, PR & Advertising

A blog that offers insights into the strategies and tactics employed by professionals to spread messages via the mediums of our time.   Read More

Why can't I get instant marketing results?

February 28, 2017
In marketing, “good things come to those who wait” means progress and results take time. As much as we would love to snap our fingers and make an instant impact, that isn’t how it works. Read More

Did 2017 sneak up on you?

December 30, 2016
Grand Rapids Business Journal Technology blog


A blog that shines a light on the innovations shaping our everyday lives -- and a platform for thoughtful futurists.

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Are you STEM savvy? Should you be?

February 22, 2017
Take this short quiz and find out: Read More

Technology or die

January 26, 2017
Grand Rapids Business Journal Economy blog

Banking & Finance

A blog that discusses the trends that affect the fiscal health of organizations, our communities, the nation and the world. Read More

Estimated tax payments: a necessary evil

February 28, 2017
Quite often, I hear people complain (you know who you are) about having to pay quarterly estimates. This is especially true with taxpayers who are either self-employed or employed with multiple types of income, such as rents, flow-through income from S corporations or LLCs, interest, dividends or capital gains. Read More

Year-end tax planning tips

November 30, 2016