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GVSU and WMU develop supply chain assessment tool

It’s free to small businesses here that turn to the SBDC for help.

January 30, 2015
The Michigan Small Business Development Center at Grand Valley State University and Western Michigan University have jointly developed an online supply chain assessment tool free for small businesses. Read More

At Bros. Leather, it’s in the bag

The growing business gets a high-profile endorsement in the entertainment industry.

January 30, 2015
Bros. Leather Supply Co. in Grand Rapids just got a big boost with a promotional partnership agreement with Garrett Goodwin, the drummer for singer Carrie Underwood for the past eight years. Read More

Startup crowdfunds math app to unlock TV and gaming signals

January 30, 2015
A startup is crowdfunding its interactive product that stops the flow of TV and gaming images into the home — until kids solve math problems to earn every minute of their screen time. Read More

Business Journal names finalists for Top Women Owned Businesses

January 29, 2015
The Grand Rapids Business Journal has named 32 finalists for its Top Women Owned Businesses awards. Read More

Hunting app secures $825K in funding

January 28, 2015
A startup web and mobile app to help hunters and anglers pinpoint their next locations has raised $825,000 in funding. Read More

Local First names LocalMotion winners

January 28, 2015
Local First has named the winners of its LocalMotion Awards. Read More

Beverly Wall translates entrepreneurship

January 27, 2015
Beverly Wall lives in two cultures as CEO and owner of Languages International: the culture of business and the culture of international communications. Read More

Peaches McCahill spreads corporate wellness

January 27, 2015
For more than 25 years, Peaches McCahill has demonstrated leadership in the field of sports, fitness and wellness. Read More

Hoops abound when starting a microbrewery

January 23, 2015
Thinking of jumping on the Beer City USA bandwagon and starting your own microbrewery? Read More

Printed prototyping steals spotlight at Startup Weekend

Winning team produces armband for snow enthusiasts to control their electronics.

January 23, 2015
Participants in the 2015 Startup Weekend turned their attention to 3D printed prototyping and industrial design this year as innovators, designers, programmers, students and entrepreneurs convened in Grand Rapids for the three-day competition. Read More