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

NBA passes basketballs to nonprofit

July 28, 2014
Grand Rapids youth at a nonprofit have plenty of new basketballs thanks to a donation from the NBA. 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
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

The ROI of small business philanthropy

July 31, 2014
The concept of corporate philanthropy is nothing new. Companies from around the world have long been partnering with charitable organizations to engage employees in corporate giving campaigns. 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
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

Small spaces, big ideas

July 17, 2014
The way we live today is changing. The recent recession, coupled with the millennials’ entrance into the housing market, have challenged how we think about the spaces we live in. You don’t have to look far to find the evidence. Read More
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Law

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

Legal mistakes commonly made by small businesses

July 16, 2014
Starting a small business can be both an exciting and stressful time. Often times, legal considerations and requirements can get lost in the shuffle — and only come to light when the business owner is attempting to sell the business or is getting sued. 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

Health care evolution: A new era of taxes

July 17, 2014
As the evolution of the new era of health care continues, it’s critical for us to evaluate the complexity of these new laws from a variety of tax perspectives: the insurance industry, small business, health care providers, employers and, of course, the consumer. Read More
Grand Rapids Business Journal PR and Media blog

PR & Media

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

The online newsroom

July 28, 2014
It’s probably at the rate of once a week that I read a blog post or newsletter article wondering or asserting that the news release is dead. But that’s not exactly true. One reason news releases are still useful is the online newsroom. Read More

The many faces of PR

June 26, 2014
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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What is this Internet of Things about?

July 28, 2014
There's been a lot of excitement with Apple’s announcement around HomeKit and Google’s purchase of Nest Labs. Clearly, they see gold in them hills, but what does it mean for you and the business you're in? Read More
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

5 questions to consider before a merger or acquisition

June 20, 2014
Summertime is often a time when advisors relax, sit back and decelerate. This is a dangerous trap, as now is the best time to get out and visit clients. Advisors should be out talking to business owners and providing valuable input. Read More