Small Business & Startups

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Dream Big Fair spotlights businesses by women of color

April 16, 2015
An event this weekend is bringing light to ventures and initiatives by women of color in the area. Read More

Chiropractic practice builds $2M facility

April 15, 2015
A chiropractic practice is nearly tripling in size to accommodate its growth. Read More

Connecting encore entrepreneurs

Joint workshop brings business veterans and resources together.

April 10, 2015
A workshop intended to improve older entrepreneurs’ success at an encore performance in business is coming to Grand Rapids this week. Read More

Drive meets goals for first season

April 10, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) With the first Grand Rapids Drive season in the books, Steve Jbara joked the office’s focus now is on a summer softball team. Read More

Developer plans 40-acre industrial park

April 9, 2015
About 40 acres of local land could soon be an industrial park. Read More

Metal components maker buys industrial building

April 9, 2015
A 10,000-square-foot industrial building has changed hands. Read More

Colleges produce business plan competition

April 8, 2015
Forty-one college teams representing nine schools will compete next week for roughly $30,000 in startup capital during a regional business plan competition. Read More

Q&A: Sara Sherry

April 7, 2015
Sara Sherry is a 27-year-old "growing Christian," Ottawa Hills High School varsity volleyball coach, active volunteer and president of Mixed Staffing and Recruiting. Read More

Furniture dealer acquires electrical firm

April 6, 2015
An electrical firm that’s served the region for decades has been acquired by a furniture dealer. Read More

Inventor groups produce Spin, Pitch & Sell

April 6, 2015
A pair of networking groups for inventors are producing Spin, Pitch & Sell competitions for virtual currency and a chance to complete at a statewide championship. Read More