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'Coastal' apparel shop catches first wave

March 4, 2015
A store that sells “surf-inspired lifestyle apparel” for women and men is planning to open in the downtown of a Grand Rapids suburb. Read More

Encouraging women to cross the $1 million mark

Author and mentor says women need more business training.

February 27, 2015
Only 3 percent of woman-owned businesses generate $1 million or more in revenue annually. Read More

Earthbound provides eco-friendly water management

Company mitigates storm water runoff and standing water through natural means.

February 27, 2015
A Muskegon-based startup is tapping into an eco-friendly device developed by a Detroit company to revolutionize the solution to water management problems. Read More

Crowdfunding for small businesses

February 27, 2015
For the past few years, there's been a lot of excitement about crowdfunding opportunities for small businesses in Michigan. Read More

Real estate firm joins national franchise

February 26, 2015
A growing residential real estate firm has made a strategic move to join a national franchise with a strong “lead network.” Read More

Q&A: Lynn Happel

February 23, 2015
Dr. Lynn Happel graduated from MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. Read More

Real estate firm triples footprint

February 23, 2015
A growing residential real estate firm is expanding by opening offices in a pair of neighborhoods it already serves. Read More

Startup develops technology to automate city parking

February 23, 2015
A startup is developing a way urban drivers can automate the way they pay for parking spaces. Read More

Independent physicians form clinical network

Patient care and reducing burden on employers are at the heart of the decision.

February 20, 2015
Independent physicians in West Michigan are building more clout. Read More

Lawmakers eye venture funding cap

Some fear shutting off the capital pipeline will send startups elsewhere.

February 20, 2015
A fund-of-funds investment program created to support an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Michigan is under pressure as legislators seek to cash out their expense tab early. Read More