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How to easily implement videos into your marketing strategy

September 30, 2014
The online marketing landscape is constantly changing, but ecommerce and online marketing continue to be very important parts of a business’s strategy. There are currently more than 1 billion online buyers worldwide, and it's predicted that video traffic will consume 79 percent of all consumer Internet traffic in 2018. What does that mean for small businesses? If you want to be successful in online marketing, you need to use video. Read More

Is Michigan a startup state?

September 29, 2014
A conversation about growing Michigan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem kicked off a conference Sunday in Grand Rapids — designed to align legislative policies with economic development initiatives in West Michigan. Read More

Start Garden invests $20K more in high school coaching site

September 29, 2014
A web application designed to help high school coaches with player engagement and development has proceeded to the next level of funding from Start Garden. Read More

Low-sodium meat attracts health industry

Ada processor has a foot in the door at U.S. hospitals.

September 26, 2014
Several years ago, Ada Valley Meat Co. listened to the health care industry, and this year it finally paid off in a big way. Read More

Michigan-themed retailer plans Eastown store

September 25, 2014
Grand Rapids’ Eastown neighborhood will soon be a place to buy Michigan-themed apparel and merchandise. Read More

Startup develops college storage service

September 25, 2014
A startup is delivering space, convenience and "peer-to-peer storage" for college students in search of a little extra closet room. Read More

5 tips on small business acquisitions

September 25, 2014
For most small business owners, organic growth takes time, patience and a lot of hard work. In some instances, growth through acquisition of another company may be a quicker and better route. If you're a business owner and considering growth through acquisition, here are five practical tips to guide you: Read More

PR firm moves into East Hills

September 23, 2014
As it nears its two-year anniversary, a public relations firm has moved into a newly renovated office space in Grand Rapids’ East Hills neighborhood. Read More

Startup develops app for local business updates

September 23, 2014
In a world of digital information overload, a startup is aiming to close the communication gap between local businesses and consumers. Read More

Delivery service brings IKEA to your door

Calvin grad seizes an opportunity to create his own business.

September 19, 2014
Planning a trip to IKEA? There is a delivery service in town that will make the trip for you. Read More