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
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

Where will you #ShopSmall?

November 24, 2015
From the second I heard the faint sound of jingle bells on my TV (on Nov. 1 this year), I knew the holiday shopping season had begun. 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

Learning how to fall

November 4, 2015
"You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and by falling over." -Sir Richard Branson 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

Building our kids' future

October 26, 2015
If you hadn't noticed, the days are getting shorter and the mornings a little crisper. Fall in West Michigan brings apple picking, enthusiastic ArtPrize crowds and kids back in school. It's also the time of year when you start hearing and seeing lots of information about school bond proposals. Read More
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

Who looks out for us?

October 31, 2015
Much has been made of the cost of drugs — the ones you take to help you that is.  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
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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To analog or to IP? That is the video surveillance question

November 25, 2015
The video surveillance question everyone asks: Why should I consider high-definition Internet Protocol cameras over analog closed circuit TV? 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

Benchmarking the finance department

October 30, 2015
How efficient is your accounting and finance department?  Benchmarking is often used to compare operating results against industry peers to isolate areas for improvement, but what about your accounting and finance department — how are they doing compared to their peers? Read More

Define your success

August 31, 2015