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

Bar throws b'day party

April 15, 2015
A downtown bar is celebrating its birthday with a deal on one of the nation’s “best” burgers and Michigan whiskey. 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

Dream Big Fair spotlights businesses by women of color

April 16, 2015
An event this weekend is bringing light to ventures and initiatives by women of color in the area. 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 does Google's mobile-friendly update affect your business?

March 31, 2015
Chances are, if your business has a website, you've also heard of the importance of having a mobile-friendly website. Whether you shrugged off the suggestion or jumped on board, Google’s upcoming mobile-friendly algorithm update proves the importance of mobile search and has the potential to significantly impact your online marketing. 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
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

An oath to construction safety

March 17, 2015
As we're in the midst of our celebration and training events for Alive 365: Safety Week, I've been thinking a lot about the construction profession and our obligations to each other and our clients. 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

Re-thinking property tax planning

March 31, 2015
Benjamin Franklin is famous for saying, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Despite their inevitability, many people still strive to eliminate or reduce their tax burdens. 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

Science behind vaccination is strong

March 31, 2015
Controversy around the safety of vaccination is nothing new. Even as society has experienced irrefutable success in controlling and eradicating many diseases and with the now exhaustive scientific data that proves vaccines are safe, many parents are still choosing to opt out of immunization. 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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Improve people productivity first

March 31, 2015
Technology marches on and impacts personal and business productivity and efficiency. Two recent books and stories point to that impact. 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

When should you begin to collect Social Security?

February 13, 2015
Recently, we were privileged to listen to an hour-long presentation from a local representative from the Social Security agency. Many of us were astounded at the complexity of the rules and wowed at the knowledge possessed by our presenter. Read More