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

Wine and hard cider maker throws b'day party

June 23, 2016
A long-time business in town is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its wine and hard cider operations. 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

What does the new overtime law mean for small businesses?

May 25, 2016
For the first time in 12 years, the U.S. Department of Labor has announced a new overtime rule that will greatly impact America’s middle class. 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

Re-think daily interactions

June 24, 2016
"At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." -Albert Schweitzer Read More
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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

The best-laid plans

June 23, 2016
Our business continues to evolve in ways we hadn't planned. As smart as we think we are and as much as we believe we're in control of our destiny, far too often the market has other plans for us. Read More

Spaces that learn

April 27, 2016
Michigan Supreme Court seal

Law

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

What can I say? ‘Gag order’ rules murky

June 28, 2016
Picture it: Lansing, Dec. 12, 2015. It’s the last day of the legislative session. State representatives are weary and trying to cover a lot of ground. 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
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

3 benefits of local media coverage

May 31, 2016
Whether your customers are local, statewide or national, there are multiple benefits to obtaining local media coverage. 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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Could cloud computing save your business?

June 22, 2016
With cloud-based applications and services becoming more prevalent, you may be asking whether it’s the right choice for your business. It may just be. 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 impact of Brexit on American investors

June 26, 2016
The result of the United Kingdom’s vote last week to exit the European Union caught financial markets by surprise Friday morning and led to broad selloffs in global equities. Read More