Blogs

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

Diversity

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

Chamber produces Latino Career Fair

November 8, 2016
A local chamber will produce a career fair this week that promotes diversity. 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

Subject: Re: email etiquette

November 30, 2016
More and more, we are being asked as business owners, employees and customers to engage with technology. That technology ranges from automated phone systems to apps and even to the “old-school” technology of email. 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

Your workplace can be a strategic resource

November 30, 2016
Talent recruitment and retention have been a major focus for many companies in West Michigan. To be successful in these areas, we tell our clients they must consider many underlying factors. Read More

Get your hands dirty

September 22, 2016
Crane

Construction

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

Inspiration from 964 miles away

November 30, 2016
On a recent business trip to Mobile, Alabama, I dined with some associates at a restaurant named Wintzell’s Oyster House. Read More

Being award-worthy

September 28, 2016
Michigan Supreme Court seal

Law

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

Year-end gifts and taxes

November 29, 2016
For most people, federal estate and gift taxes are not a concern. The reason is because there is a lifetime credit that can be used against either taxable gifts made during one’s lifetime or against federal estate tax at the time of death. Read More

Free the food trucks

September 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

The future of Obamacare

November 21, 2016
Donald Trump has been elected. We will continue to have a Republican House of Representatives and Senate in Washington. What does that mean for health and health care in the United States? Read More

Routine reset? No problem!

September 23, 2016

Beat that 3 p.m. lull

July 21, 2016
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

How much do you spend on marketing?

November 30, 2016
If you were to google this question or ask marketing folks, the answer would be 10 percent of your gross annual income. Read More
Grand Rapids Business Journal Technology blog

Technology

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

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When process outweighs progress

November 30, 2016
We try to balance our firm’s internal rhythms with the client’s process in such a way that great progress can be made. Read More

Turn competitors into advocates

September 27, 2016
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

Year-end tax planning tips

November 30, 2016
Welcome to December — the last month of the calendar year. If not already, your life is about to be consumed with shopping, holiday parties and family gatherings. There is another item to add to your list before the end of the year that’s not very glamorous but could reap significant rewards: year-end tax planning. Read More