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Social center opens off 28th Street

July 30, 2014
There’s a new rentable venue near 28th Street that offers space for just about anything a diverse community needs. Read More

Judge sentences self-employed couple to prison

July 30, 2014
A husband and wife with a pair of small businesses are going to prison for federal tax crimes. Read More

Startup secures $23K in services

July 29, 2014
Recognizing the growth potential of a startup’s approach to keeping it local through its gift-giving platform, a regional economic development nonprofit has awarded it $23,650 in services. Read More

Grand Haven launches business assistance program

MSDDA has mentors willing to work with new and established businesses.

July 25, 2014
Skilled professionals are volunteering their time to help business owners develop and grow their operations in downtown Grand Haven. Read More

Private equity firm acquires office supplies company

July 24, 2014
A private equity firm has added to its portfolio of companies by acquiring a maker of office supplies. Read More

Innovation competition offers $1M to startups

July 22, 2014
A Michigan-based international startup competition is offering more than $1 million in cash and in-kind prizes for the most innovative startups — with the brightest idea receiving $500,000. Read More

Mini Maker Faire calls for makers

July 22, 2014
An informational session will take place on Wednesday for an event this summer that will showcase West Michigan’s do-it-yourself makers. Read More

Urban venue opens doors

July 21, 2014
A rentable urban venue is throwing a launch party to make new friends in its Grand Rapids neighborhood. Read More

Legal mistakes commonly made by small businesses

July 16, 2014
Starting a small business can be both an exciting and stressful time. Often times, legal considerations and requirements can get lost in the shuffle — and only come to light when the business owner is attempting to sell the business or is getting sued. Read More

Raquel Salas builds law firm

July 15, 2014
A well-rounded attorney and a co-founding partner of Avanti Law Group, Raquel Salas is a self-described business-savvy Dominican immigrant with a knack for client development and negotiation. Read More