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

Whitecaps call for Fan Food ideas

January 20, 2017
The West Michigan Whitecaps are turning to their fans to add a concessions item. 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

College hosts national speakers for MLK week

January 12, 2017
A local college is hosting several nationally known speakers to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 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

An introduction to B Corps

December 30, 2016
It’s no surprise that Michigan’s 865,352 small businesses have a profound impact on local, national and international economies — as well as the lives of their customers, employees and community members. 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

Another spin around the sun

December 28, 2016
Each year around the holidays, I slow down and ask myself three questions. Read More

Get your hands dirty

September 22, 2016
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

Traditional malls are out — and de-malling is in

January 18, 2017
In today’s fast-paced world of tight schedules and front-door deliveries, mega-mall shopping is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Read More

Stay warm out there

December 30, 2016

Being award-worthy

September 28, 2016
Michigan Supreme Court seal

Law

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

Do I really want to hire a lawyer?

January 19, 2017
Business owners often wonder if it is really necessary to hire a lawyer to analyze and counsel related to certain opportunities and risks facing their business. The hesitancy of business owners is understandable, since legal fees can quickly accumulate and short-run returns are not always immediately evident. Read More

Year-end gifts and taxes

November 29, 2016

Free the food trucks

September 29, 2016
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 state of health care prices in West Michigan

January 17, 2017
Throughout my long career, I had the privilege of knowing and working with many fine hospital trustees. They are the people who set the policies that govern a hospital’s operations. They advocate for the hospital in the community. Hopefully, they advocate for the community to the hospital. Also, they are the ones who approve the prices patients and insurers are charged by their system. Read More

The future of Obamacare

November 21, 2016

Routine reset? No problem!

September 23, 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

Did 2017 sneak up on you?

December 30, 2016
This time of year, a lot of companies will reach out to us in an effort to incorporate marketing into their strategy for the new year. Prior to forming a relationship or hiring a communications agency, work to define your needs. 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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Push problem solving in STEM education

December 29, 2016
STEM — ever heard of it? I am guessing you have. The acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics is being funded and promoted at the federal level — and for good reason. Read More

Turn competitors into advocates

September 27, 2016
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

Business taxes: Due date changes and fringe-benefits reminder

December 30, 2016
As the calendar year changes, there are a few important tax return due date changes that should be on your radar, and we want to remind you of a few fringe-benefit reporting requirements. Read More

Year-end tax planning tips

November 30, 2016