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

Dream Big Fair spotlights businesses by women of color

April 16, 2015
An event this weekend is bringing light to ventures and initiatives by women of color in the area. 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

Business transition planning

April 30, 2015
For most business owners, the transfer of their business is the most important transaction in their lifetime. Commonly, more than 80 percent of an entrepreneur’s wealth is tied up in their business. However, most business owners would prefer not to think about business transition planning. 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

Office space trend: More amenities

May 19, 2015
The latest trends in office spaces revolve around employee comfort, workplace culture and desirable amenities. Read More

Step out to risk

March 31, 2015
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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

'Trade' contractor vs. 'sub'-contractor

April 30, 2015
Are we really respecting our peers in how we’ve always referred to them? Read More

Re-think the RFP

January 31, 2015
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Law

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

IT policies and procedures your business needs

May 25, 2015
Businesses may think that they only need to adopt information technology policies and procedures where they are required to do so by law. However, it is a far better practice to proactively adopt IT policies and procedures to protect your business, even where you are not required to do so. 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

Angioplasty, anyone?

May 15, 2015
Soon there will be a rush for hospitals to enter the field of elective percutaneous coronary interventions. Most commonly referred to as coronary angioplasty, PCI is a proven money maker for hospitals. Read More

Integrity at nonprofits

February 27, 2015
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
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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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

What is reasonable compensation?

April 30, 2015
The IRS requires that a closely held business pay its owner/employee a “reasonable” level of compensation. But what is reasonable? Read More