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

Coffee company throws party

July 21, 2015
A retailer and wholesaler of specialty coffee is hosting a party this week. 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

Don't miss the switch: Why credit card chip technology matters

July 31, 2015

Ready or not, here it comes. The nationwide transition to EMV technology — short for Europay, MasterCard and Visa — is happening and all small businesses are expected to comply.

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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

Management and leadership

July 27, 2015
So much has been written about management vs. leadership. 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 identify value?

July 20, 2015
I was having breakfast with a friend, and we were discussing value versus price. Read More

Re-think the RFP

January 31, 2015
Michigan Supreme Court seal

Law

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

State lowers blood-alcohol limit for boating

July 21, 2015
Michiganders were not thinking about boating last December, but the Michigan Legislature and Gov. Rick Snyder were. 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

The welfare queen myth

June 30, 2015
David Graham recently wrote for The Atlantic in “The True Face of Medicare Fraud” (June 19, 2015) that the people most likely to bilk the system are doctors and medical providers, not “welfare queens.” Read More

Integrity at nonprofits

February 27, 2015
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
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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5 things to look for when choosing your CMS

July 24, 2015
Whether you’re establishing a new business, an NPO or looking to showcase your work portfolio on the Internet, it is highly recommended to use a content management system for your website to make your life easier. 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

6 easy ways to help prevent occupational fraud

July 31, 2015
Occupational fraud is otherwise known as employee theft. It’s a business owner’s worst nightmare. Read More