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

College hosts Japanese contingent

September 30, 2016
A group of students and faculty from a Japanese university recently spent a week at a local college last month. 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

Spotlight on National Cyber Security Awareness Month

September 30, 2016
There has been a quite a bit of buzz lately over the importance of small business cyber security. There are about 500,000 cyber attack attempts per minute around the world, and hackers don’t discriminate — they are targeting everyone from governments to financial institutions to 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

Get your hands dirty

September 22, 2016
"Jump into the middle of things, get your hands dirty, fall flat on your face and then reach for the stars." -Ben Stein 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

Being award-worthy

September 28, 2016
It’s awards season for the West Michigan construction industry. Read More

The best-laid plans

June 23, 2016
Michigan Supreme Court seal


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

Free the food trucks

September 29, 2016
The clock hits 11:45 a.m. and your stomach starts to rumble. You remember that, in your morning shuffle, you neglected to pack a lunch and your current craving is a meal on wheels. Thankfully, due to the PILOT Mobile Food Business Ordinance — a new two-year pilot program — your dream is now a reality. 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

Routine reset? No problem!

September 23, 2016
Ushering the kids back to school is an exciting time, but one also fraught with fresh to-do lists, practice and game schedules and various extracurricular activities from galas to tailgates — all of which aim to sabotage precious down time. Read More

Beat that 3 p.m. lull

July 21, 2016
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 business of doing good

September 30, 2016
Just over 2.1 percent of gross domestic product — or $354 billion — was donated to charity in the U.S., according to 2014 estimates. And the stakes for nonprofits are higher than ever. 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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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

Is it a business or a hobby?

September 30, 2016
Is your “business” not really a business, but just a hobby in the eyes of the IRS? Read More