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

Travel Channel visiting Grand Rapids

November 28, 2017
A downtown brewery and a southeast-side restaurant are scheduled destinations for a team with the Travel Channel. 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

College hosting anti-oppression leaders for MLK week

November 30, 2017
Two women who started national anti-oppression movements will speak at a local college this winter to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. 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

Should your business try influencer marketing?

November 28, 2017
If you’ve spent any time on Instagram, the phrases “link in bio,” “swipe up” and “#sponsored” will sound pretty familiar. As social media platforms continually evolve, they have created more and more ways for brands to promote their products and engage with fans. However, the competition is tough and attention levels are short. Enter: influencers. 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

Finding balance while running a family owned business

November 30, 2017
I’ve always been interested in the topic of work-life balance, but the subject really started to matter to me in early 2015. 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
Michigan Supreme Court seal

Law

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

4 things a tenant should add to a commercial lease

November 21, 2017
If you are a new commercial tenant and ask me to review the lease given to you by your landlord, the most important reason you are hiring me is not for what’s already in the lease. 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

Hospital billing gripes

November 30, 2017
Hospital bills can be very confusing. Clearly, some changes would help. Let me give a few examples of my gripes. 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

Defining email marketing success

November 30, 2017
Nearly 90 percent of organizations say they are focused on personalizing customer experiences when it comes to email marketing — yet 40 percent of shoppers say the information they get is not relevant, according to a recent article by The New York Times. Read More

A love letter to LinkedIn

October 31, 2017

Millennials and brand loyalty

September 29, 2017
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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All the feels — all the time

November 30, 2017
In our digital world, it is easy to find yourself feeling alone and isolated, even though we are all connected. All the time. Since the introduction of the iPhone, depression and suicide rates in young adults have skyrocketed. Read More

A future in tech

October 24, 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

Tips for year-end tax planning

November 30, 2017
There is a lot of planning that goes into the last few months of the year. Planning trips to see family, planning holiday events, planning shopping trips (or nights on Amazon) to get the gifts the kids have been asking for, etc. The to-do list can be long and the last thing anyone really wants to think about right now is tax planning. Read More