Small Business & Startups

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Security company makes acquisition

June 21, 2018
A Grand Rapids security company has acquired a former competitor in the area. Read More

Construction firm hires COO

June 20, 2018
A local construction firm has named its new chief operations officer. Read More

SBDC producing How to Buy or Sell a Business

June 19, 2018
The Michigan Small Business Development Center will host a conference downtown this month for entrepreneurs to learn about buying or selling a business. Read More

GR well on its way to becoming an entrepreneurial hotspot

Start Garden among many organizations helping entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life.

June 15, 2018
Grand Rapids is making a name for itself in the entrepreneurial space. Read More

Local lawn and landscape business gets colorful

Husband-and-wife-owned venture adds ‘seasonal color’ as company’s fourth division.

June 15, 2018
While driving around West Michigan, Ryan and Nikki Riebel noticed a pattern of clashing flower colors and poor plant symmetry in outdoor planters at local businesses and homes. Read More

Owners sell restaurant to group

June 14, 2018
A local restaurant group has acquired an eatery known for its from-scratch breakfast and lunch foods. Read More

Metrology dealer appoints president

June 13, 2018
A metrology equipment dealer and service provider in the area has named its new president. Read More

Investors constructing office building in suburb

June 12, 2018
A new office building is coming to a Grand Rapids suburb. Read More

Owners sell window-cleaning business

June 12, 2018
A local entrepreneur has acquired a window-cleaning business from its long-time owners. Read More

College launches startup lab for veterans

June 12, 2018
A local college has established a new entrepreneurial program for veterans. Read More