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

Firm hosts Latino Law Day

August 9, 2016
Dozens of West Michigan students recently got a chance to see how a courtroom works as part of a special event hosted by a local law firm. 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

Leading difficult conversations in the workplace

July 28, 2016
Take a moment and think back to the last difficult conversation you had with someone at work. Are your hands getting clammy? Is there a slight knot in your stomach? 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

Capacity vs. greed and fear

August 24, 2016
Each week, I speak with fellow business owners who say the same thing: “We cannot find good help!” Read More

The best-laid plans

June 23, 2016

Spaces that learn

April 27, 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

Beat that 3 p.m. lull

July 21, 2016
We all know that afternoon feeling. It’s around 2 or 3 p.m., when you’ve already put in six hours of work. The end of the day is near, but not near enough. The morning coffee has worked its way through your system, and you’re starting to wish you were back in preschool where “nap time” is part of the curriculum. 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

4 essential elements of digital ad campaigns

August 25, 2016
The amount of advertising dollars and demand for digital advertising is increasing at a rapid pace. 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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Office 365: The business tools

August 23, 2016
Most are aware that you can obtain the latest Microsoft Office suite by subscribing to Office 365, but what does it do exactly? Take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the new tools from 365 that could transform the way you do business. 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

Hot-button tax issues straight from Washington

July 14, 2016
I recently had the opportunity to attend a national real estate and partnership tax conference in Washington, D.C. Snoozefest, right? Read More