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Rideshare app debuts Wednesday

Grand Rapids will be the first market for SteadyFare, which has $700K in seed money.

May 27, 2016
James Matthews believes he has a better idea for a ridesharing mobile phone application. Read More

Senator enjoys firsthand look at city’s small businesses

Downtown Market tour highlights mobile payments and food trucks.

May 27, 2016
A U.S. senator now has a better understanding of Grand Rapids’ entrepreneurial scene. Read More

Café opens flagship franchise location

May 26, 2016
A café business in the region has set up a $1-million concept location to help facilitate franchising. Read More

College launches co-working space

May 25, 2016
A local college is enhancing its newly re-branded innovation hub. Read More

What does the new overtime law mean for small businesses?

May 25, 2016
For the first time in 12 years, the U.S. Department of Labor has announced a new overtime rule that will greatly impact America’s middle class. Read More

Donut and coffee chain expands footprint

May 24, 2016
A growing chain of donut and coffee shops is looking for franchisees as it expands its footprint in West Michigan and statewide. Read More

New vintage décor store opens in Alger Heights

Husband and wife bring love of farmhouse finds and industrial salvage to life.

May 20, 2016
Anyone looking for an eclectic mix of vintage décor, farmhouse finds, industrial salvage, rusted metal and artisan creations from West Michigan artists need look no further than the newly opened Reinspired Treasures in Alger Heights. Read More

Small biz tussles with red tape

Overtime pay, numerous regulations and health care all are sticking points.

May 20, 2016
There are thousands of regulations on the city, state and federal levels that a small business owner must meet in order to start a business. Read More

The Right Place looks ahead to next strategic plan

Agency surpasses investment goal; in home stretch for jobs, payroll.

May 20, 2016
Economic development agency The Right Place is nearing the end of its most recent strategic plan, and the results are coming in. Read More

Owner sells window-cleaning company

May 18, 2016
The owner of a local window-cleaning company has sold his operation to pursue other business ambitions. Read More