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
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

A SAFE investment instrument does exist

August 31, 2014
I strive to learn something new every day, and today I learned about SAFE — a new investment instrument that’s valuable to entrepreneurs and small business owners. 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

Technology and the changing workspace

August 27, 2014
Recently, Mike VanGessel of Rockford Construction wrote about how the way we live is changing, and his discussion leads to a conversation regarding changes in the way we work. 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

Skilled trades build up high school grads

August 19, 2014
It’s back-to-school time again, and for many West Michigan high school seniors, their last year will be both exciting and a little nerve-racking. Read More
Michigan Supreme Court seal

Law

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

Generic domain names pose threat

August 12, 2014
.com, .net, .org, and .gov have been a part of our online experiences for years now. Though we are familiar with existing Internet domains using these suffixes, the landscape is changing — and fast. 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

Cultural competence: Have we arrived?

August 18, 2014
As the face of America darkens — and the West Michigan community becomes increasingly diverse — it’s important to step back and assess our ability to effectively work in cross-cultural situations. 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

The pros and cons of nonprofit fundraising stunts

September 3, 2014
There’s no doubt that you’ve heard about the “ice bucket challenge,” a viral phenomenon on social media and in mainstream news that has been raising awareness and a large quantity of money for the ALS Association. Read More

The online newsroom

July 28, 2014

The many faces of PR

June 26, 2014
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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Is the cloud right for your business?

September 5, 2014
Cloud options can better handle some business challenges versus traditional in-house infrastructure for information technology needs. 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

Don’t forget to feed retirement accounts — yours and theirs

August 13, 2014
During the downturn of the economy, we saw owners make personal sacrifices in order to keep their companies afloat. Read More