Small Business & Startups

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VMware resells startup's software

February 11, 2016
A global leader in virtualization software for the IT industry has agreed to resell software made by a local startup. Read More

Indoor trampoline franchise bounces into market

February 10, 2016
A new "extreme fun center" based around an indoor trampoline system has opened its doors in the area. Read More

Q&A: Keli Christopher

February 9, 2016
Keli Christopher, Ph.D. started her career as a civil engineer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Read More

'The Cheese Lady' sells original store

February 8, 2016
“The Cheese Lady” is passing on her beret. Read More

County residents quick to order snowplow help

February 8, 2016
Compared to other U.S. counties, Kent County residents are ready to pay for snowplowing services after seeing a small amount of snow accumulate. Read More

Tech firm makes everything smart

Simms Electronics designs electronically controlled devices connected to the Internet.

February 5, 2016
In the next 20 years, it’s possible almost every piece of technology will be “smart.” Read More

The anatomy of a really sweet business deal

Spoonlickers looks to grow, diversify with investment.

February 5, 2016
David Darling doesn’t want Spoonlickers to be known as a frozen yogurt place. Read More

Tech company plans for growth spurt with expansion

Elevator Up expects to double in size by the end of the year.

February 5, 2016
Things are looking up for Grand Rapids’ startup community. Read More

Investment group bumps up dollars and deals

Grand Angels positions itself for even more growth this year.

February 5, 2016
Grand Angels is taking flight. Read More

Northern Michigan hop farm is set to grow

Private equity firm buys controlling interest in the venture.

February 5, 2016
Brian Tennis thought his one-acre hop farm near Traverse City was “hot” when he started it nearly a decade ago. Read More