Small Business & Startups

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Startup partners with crop-protection marketer

February 24, 2017
A startup developing bio-insecticides for the agriculture industry has partnered with a marketer of crop-protection products to bring a product to market. Read More

Local First updates 'impact' assessment tool

February 20, 2017
Local First has helped redevelop an online tool to help businesses measure their social and environmental impacts. Read More

Inside Track: Changing the status quo

Grand Rapids native, Mini Mogul Group founder Kristian Grant showed entrepreneurial spirit as a child.

February 17, 2017
Growing up, even if she never actually said she wanted to be an entrepreneur, the signs were always there Kristian Grant had big ideas that needed to get out. Read More

Construction firm adds to team

February 17, 2017
A construction firm in the area has added two members to its team and promoted a long-time employee. Read More

Veterinary clinic eyes expansion

February 14, 2017
A local veterinary clinic is looking to expand. Read More

Venture capital firm raising $50M fund

February 13, 2017
Two businessmen have launched a local venture capital firm for early stage Midwest companies. Read More

Startup hires VP of business development

February 13, 2017
A startup developing bio-insecticides for the agriculture industry has added a technology acquisition and business development expert to its executive team. Read More

Pet treat startup wins 5x5 Night

February 13, 2017
A startup maker of pet treats has won the latest 5x5 Night. Read More

Restaurant grants customers’ request

Slows Bar BQ offers full service dining after 4 p.m. on weekdays, all day on Saturdays and Sundays.

February 10, 2017
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) For Slows Bar BQ, the customer is always right. Read More

Inside Track: Driving force fuels Ross

New co-director of Start Garden: Everyone has a responsibility to make the city inclusive, equitable and diverse.

February 10, 2017
Darel Ross II, the new co-director of Start Garden, is a man on a mission. Read More