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
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

Moving toward an inclusive economy

July 13, 2017
Here in West Michigan, we have several companies driving the growth of a more inclusive economy. These companies envision an economy in which businesses collaborate to be more inclusive, hire people from all backgrounds and cultures and protect the environment — all while earning a profit. 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

7 easy and effective ways to keep employees connected this summer

July 12, 2017
Summer is here, and for some companies, that means offering their employees half-day Fridays, flexible schedules, casual dress codes and much-needed vacation time. It also means employee productivity can dip during the summer months. Read More

Decide or die

May 31, 2017

Average or great?

April 26, 2017


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
Michigan Supreme Court seal


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

Planning for your four-legged friends as part of your estate

July 31, 2017
They listen to our stories and complaints when no one else is around. They comfort us, provide a sense of security, and never judge us. But what happens to our beloved pet or companion animal when we are no longer able to look after them? Increasingly, people are turning to pet trusts to answer that question. Read More
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

Supporting mental health days

July 31, 2017
When a Michigan-based software developer took time off of work to focus on her mental health, the CEO of her company responded, and his response went viral — for all the right reasons. 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

Too many cooks in the marketing kitchen?

July 31, 2017
More than ever before, integrated communications strategies are needed to achieve success. New communications channels launch seemingly every day (okay, maybe not that often, but sometimes it certainly seems like it). Read More

Being the new kid

June 30, 2017
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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Leadership in a tech world

July 31, 2017
In my role as an IT operations consultant and strategist, I am fortunate to have worked with a number of tech firms. Through my experiences, I have found that many technology companies struggle with the same thing — leadership. Read More

Fail well

June 28, 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

Retirement plan options for small employers

July 31, 2017
Most small business owners are fully aware of the cost of employee turnover and are diligent in offering benefits that appeal to and reward their employees. Read More