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

Startup crowdfunds math app to unlock TV and gaming signals

January 30, 2015
A startup is crowdfunding its interactive product that stops the flow of TV and gaming images into the home — until kids solve math problems to earn every minute of their screen time. 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

Grand Rapids chamber produces Insights on Standing Up for LGBT Equality

January 27, 2015
A former Republican state representative is helping the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce in its effort to establish rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. 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

SEO tips for small businesses

December 29, 2014
Search engine optimization, or SEO, is an important component of the online marketing strategies employed by small businesses. 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 humility

December 31, 2014
"The more you know, the more you know you don't know." -Aristotle Read More

Thoughts become things

November 13, 2014
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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

Communicate your professional dreams — they may come true

December 31, 2014
How do you convey your big plans for the future to those who will ultimately help turn your vision into reality? Read More
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Law

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

Are medical marijuana dispensaries coming to your community?

December 30, 2014
The Michigan Medical Marijuana Act has been the topic of numerous lawsuits and the cause of seemingly endless confusion about what it does and does not allow. Read More

Is your NDA DOA?

October 22, 2014
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

The health insurance exchange middlemen

November 3, 2014
The recently created Michigan health insurance marketplace allows people to purchase health insurance online. 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

Technology

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

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Steps to disconnect from technology

December 31, 2014
As a partner at an IT firm, it will come as no surprise that I’ve reached a point of “hyper-connectivity” in my life. 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