Small Business & Startups

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Advertising firm names president

November 25, 2015
The founder of a 25-year-old advertising firm is handing over the day-to-day leadership to an employee who has been with the company for most of its years. Read More

Communications firms form strategic partnership

November 24, 2015
Two communications firms have teamed up to provide clients with enhanced services. Read More

Where will you #ShopSmall?

November 24, 2015
From the second I heard the faint sound of jingle bells on my TV (on Nov. 1 this year), I knew the holiday shopping season had begun. Read More

Private equity firm wins M&A Deal of the Year award

November 23, 2015
A local private equity firm has been recognized among the tops in M&A in the world. Read More

Amway releases Global Entrepreneurship Report

November 23, 2015
Americans overwhelmingly see entrepreneurism in a positive light. Read More

Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses produces Black Market

November 18, 2015
The Black Market is back this weekend. Read More

Q&A: Sue Schweim Tellier

November 17, 2015
A specialist in business to government, or B2G, marketing, Sue Schweim Tellier works with small businesses to effectively identify and communicate their differentiators through targeted bid responses. Read More

Customer service is big with Biggby franchise owner

She runs the coffee shop more like a mom-and-pop operation.

November 13, 2015
Walk into Biggby Coffee on Gezon Parkway in Wyoming, and a “Hello!” is on its way. Read More

Aesthetic services center enters market

November 13, 2015
An international franchise of retail centers focused on aesthetic skin, hair and teeth services is entering the West Michigan market. Read More

Companies rank among 25 'Best Small Workplaces' in US

November 12, 2015
Two West Michigan companies have received national recognition for their outstanding workplace environments. Read More