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Metal franchise cuts into market

October 30, 2014
An international metal-supply franchise is settling into the market and hoping to fill retail and B2B gaps in the region’s metal industry. Read More

Startup develops sensor for instruments

October 29, 2014
A startup is developing a mobile app and sensor that play on the heart strings of musicians and their prized possessions. Read More

Startup crowdfunds silicone product line

October 28, 2014
A startup with $255,000 in funding from a local seed fund is teaming up with artists from a major motion picture and TV show to help with its crowdfunding campaign. Read More

Startup shows tourists local guides

October 27, 2014
A startup is leveraging local residents’ knowledge to create custom travel plans that take tourists off the beaten trail in more than 45 markets across the globe. Read More

Inside Track: Troy Yarbrough is happiest when he’s building something

The CEO of Preferred Construction Group promotes mentorship within the industry.

October 24, 2014
Growing up, Troy Yarbrough discovered he had a knack for grasping the intricacies of science and mathematics. Read More

Startup discovers hit songs

October 23, 2014
One part fantasy football league and one part stock market, a new social gaming platform allows music fans to show off their ear for the next Billboard hit. Read More

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

Bonnie Nawara grows women-owned businesses

October 21, 2014
Bonnie Nawara readily concedes she has been given an incredible opportunity to develop and expand the entrepreneurial resources available for women-owned businesses — one that dovetails nicely with her skill set and community connections, setting her up to have a direct impact on the economic vitality of the Grand Rapids community. 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

Startup advises art collectors

October 21, 2014
A startup has launched an online platform to help people become art collectors by connecting them with advisors who guide them through the art-buying process. Read More