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

Church hosts Greek festival

August 26, 2016
The aromas of smoked lamb and the sounds of traditional Greek folk music will be in the air at a local church this weekend. 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

Creating high-performing teams at your small business

August 31, 2016
People often say that entrepreneurship isn’t a career — it’s a lifestyle. Forget the 40-hour workweek. Small business owners are constantly thinking about their products or services and how to grow a successful company. 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

Get your hands dirty

September 22, 2016
"Jump into the middle of things, get your hands dirty, fall flat on your face and then reach for the stars." -Ben Stein 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

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
Michigan Supreme Court seal


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

Routine reset? No problem!

September 23, 2016
Ushering the kids back to school is an exciting time, but one also fraught with fresh to-do lists, practice and game schedules and various extracurricular activities from galas to tailgates — all of which aim to sabotage precious down time. Read More

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

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


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

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Developing leaders through mastermind groups

August 31, 2016
When I reached out to 10 colleagues last year asking them to join my mastermind, it occurred to me I might sound a bit crazy. Join my mastermind? What is that, a group of wannabe superheroes? Not quite. 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

The rescission doctrine is a real-life do-over

August 31, 2016
Have you ever made a business decision and later wished you hadn’t? Do you wish you could go back and change it? Similar to a mulligan in golf, the IRS has a do-over option for you. Read More