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 ranks as No. 4 'smartest' city in US

November 21, 2014
Grand Rapids is among the “Top 10 Smartest Cities” in the country. Read More

Brewery throws b'day party

November 13, 2014
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

Hiring your first employee

October 31, 2014
For startups and small businesses, getting ready to hire your first employee is an exciting time. 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

Thoughts become things

November 13, 2014
Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, either way you are right.” 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

How do you view temporary help?

October 23, 2014
How much respect do we give those who come into our companies to assist for short periods of time throughout the year? Read More
Michigan Supreme Court seal

Law

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

Double dipping: Medicare abuse and the hospice care system

November 12, 2014
In recent years, hospice care has emerged as an option for families dealing with a seriously ill person who's nearing the end of life. 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

Ask 3 questions to know if your talent can execute

November 14, 2014
Many organizations eagerly engage in annual planning or longer-term strategic planning exercises, because it provides an opportunity to look forward and think about what's possible. 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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Technology alone is not enough

November 5, 2014
Things are moving fast. The landscape of startups, emerging technology and big data can be difficult to navigate, let alone keep up with. 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