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Is your NDA DOA?

October 22, 2014
A relatively recent phenomenon is changing the way investors do business, and it may be putting startups at risk. Read More

Co-op brewery taps crowdfunding

October 21, 2014
A brewery that’s been trying to get its start since 2012 is nearing the end of a crowdfunding campaign. Read More

Inside Track: Perseverance trumps upbringing for Blackford Capital director

Jeff Helminski experienced being poor as a youngster and decided that would not be his lot in life.

October 17, 2014
In high school, Jeff Helminski told his class he was going to be an entrepreneur like Donald Trump. Read More

Grand Rapids ranks as second-most-affordable 'foodie' city in US

October 16, 2014
Grand Rapids is a haven for relatively affordable foodie options. Read More

Startup develops subscription service for guitarists

October 14, 2014
A subscription-based startup is trying to hit the right note with guitarists. Read More

E-cigarette maker plans public offering up to $150M

October 13, 2014
An e-cigarette maker trading as an over-the-counter stock is planning a public offering of up to $150 million of its common stock, in connection with the listing of its common stock on the NASDAQ. Read More

Hungerford Nichols' expansion reflects growing national trend

Retiring baby boomers are fueling M&A activity.

October 10, 2014
Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors has merged two small Greenville accounting firms to create a new larger office in Greenville — a sign of the times that a Hungerford Nichols principal says may ultimately involve many types of small businesses in America. Read More

Credit unions merge

October 10, 2014
A $40-million credit union is merging with a larger credit union on the east side of the state. Read More

Crowdfunding platform lists apartment complex

October 9, 2014
A crowdfunding platform is offering real estate investors a stake in an apartment complex in the area. Read More

Insurer donates 45 acres to university

October 1, 2014
A national multi-line insurer has donated 45 acres of land in the area to a university to help it expand its athletic complex. Read More