Small Business & Startups

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Startup develops food-discovery app

March 26, 2015
A startup is developing a web and mobile app to help people with dietary restrictions explore healthy food options nearby. Read More

Local First produces INsight for entrepreneurs

March 23, 2015
Local First’s INsight Conference is back. Read More

Cider makers come full circle

A 150-year-old family farm in Hudsonville is impetus for new business venture.

March 20, 2015
Following a year of painstaking renovations, a trio of partners recently pushed out their first two batches of cider. Read More

Inside Track: No mixed message for Mixed Staffing

Sara Sherry overcomes obstacles to reduce others’ barriers to the workforce.

March 20, 2015
Sara Sherry is establishing her boutique firm as the staffing agency that personalizes the job market — one person and one employment opportunity at a time. Read More

Furniture industry veterans launch new venture

Executives say there are at least a dozen new products in the pipeline.

March 20, 2015
Three furniture industry veterans are forgoing retirement and teaming up to bring innovative products from concept to market. Read More

Comedy group is building a ‘pipeline of cash’

Part of the strategy involves product marketing and ad writing.

March 20, 2015
Joe Anderson has performed comedy for nearly 30 years, but only within the last five years has he been able to make a living doing what he loves. Read More

Entrepreneur buys boat dealer

March 17, 2015
A boat dealer in the region is under new ownership. Read More

Furniture exec buys company

March 16, 2015
A veteran of the office furniture industry has bought a furniture maker. Read More

Employment agency grows into new home

March 16, 2015
A newly renovated building along the Grand River is now home to a growing employment agency. Read More

Small businesses help state

LANSING — Michigan’s small businesses are expecting to hire more employees and increase wages in the upcoming months, according to the Small Business Association of Michigan. Read More