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

Co-op brewery taps crowdfunding

October 21, 2014
A brewery that’s been trying to get its start since 2012 is nearing the end of a crowdfunding campaign. 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

Community organizer speaks on Latino influence

September 30, 2014
A community organizer and political activist will deliver a presentation on "Latino influence on current and future American life" at Grand Valley State University on Thursday. 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

How to easily implement videos into your marketing

September 30, 2014
The online marketing landscape is constantly changing, but ecommerce and online marketing continue to be very important parts of a business’s strategy. There are currently more than 1 billion online buyers worldwide, and it's predicted that video traffic will consume 79 percent of all consumer Internet traffic in 2018. What does that mean for small businesses? If you want to be successful in online marketing, you need to use video. 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

Architecture: Take it in during ArtPrize

October 7, 2014
The official numbers aren't in yet, but anecdotal stories from our buildings tell us that ArtPrize has been a huge success. Read More
Crane

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

Moveable interior walls create answers

September 18, 2014
While moveable walls have been around for a while, they aren't always the go-to for facility managers and planners. Before you swing another hammer, consider these four questions. Read More
Michigan Supreme Court seal

Law

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

Is your NDA DOA?

October 22, 2014
A relatively recent phenomenon is changing the way investors do business, and it may be putting startups at risk. 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

Economic freedom is key to health care reform

October 17, 2014
I left the recent West Michigan Policy Forum with a bit of a different perspective than most who attended. 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

Live chat improves customer engagement

October 6, 2014
With a constant influx of news at our fingertips, questions that can be answered by search engines and chatter from social networking sites — it's no surprise that many people have short attention spans when browsing the web. Read More

The online newsroom

July 28, 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.

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

Michigan's personal property tax reform: It's not as easy as it sounds

September 24, 2014
On Aug. 5, Michigan voters elected to repeal Michigan’s personal property tax, or PPT. What does this mean for Michigan businesses? Read More