Grand Rapids Business Journal Economy blog

Banking & Finance

A blog that discusses the trends that affect the fiscal health of organizations, our communities, the nation and the world. Read More

How do I know who can get me to retirement?

September 30, 2018
There are a myriad of financial advisors with shingles out in every community and choosing the right one can be overwhelming. Read More


A blog that discusses local projects by private and public players –– and what drives the industry: urbanism, economic development, design, LEED, sustainability, historic preservation, workforce training and regulation. Read More

When’s the drywall coming?

September 30, 2018
We used to work with a general superintendent who often would ask, “When is the drywall coming?” whenever clients would push an unrealistic schedule on us. Read More
Grand Rapids Business Journal Diversity blog


A blog that explores our community's diversity -- and highlights the people, events and ideas that help bring us all together. Read More
Grand Rapids Business Journal Health Care Blog

Health Care

A blog that examines the moves of the many players that make up one of the region's key economic engines: hospitals, universities, clinics, practices and nonprofits. Read More

The health benefits of massages

September 30, 2018
While spas are known for ensuring guests have a luxurious experience during appointments, it is important to remember that many of the services offered at spas — like massages — offer real health benefits. Read More
Michigan Supreme Court seal


A blog that breaks down the local, state and federal laws of our land. Read More
Grand Rapids Business Journal PR and Media blog

Marketing, PR & Advertising

A blog that offers insights into the strategies and tactics employed by professionals to spread messages via the mediums of our time.   Read More

Landing pages vs. squeeze pages: Are you driving users to the right place?

September 30, 2018
There are a number of good reasons that call for a custom landing page. Typically, they are tied to a specific marketing campaign you’re running, geared toward the objective and, hopefully, the desired outcome. But not all landing pages are created equal, which presents us with a good opportunity to discuss what a landing page is vs. a squeeze page, and how to create an ideal landing page for your campaign. Read More
Real Estate blog

Real Estate

A blog that examines the significance of place and what defines a location –– and the industry: markets, micro markets, urbanism, neighborhoods, residential, commercial, mixed use, economic development, design, history and sustainability. Read More

Creating classrooms that empower student learning

September 30, 2018
Personalized learning is making its way into today’s classroom, with many schools looking for ways to support the unique and diverse learning needs of students. Schools can support personalized learning by both designing classrooms and incorporating furniture that fuel creativity, offer flexibility and empower students to do their best learning. Read More

Real Estate Notebook

June 30, 2018
Small business and startups blog

Small Business & Startups

A blog that discusses the everyday realities of growing a business — including entrepreneurship, raising capital, product development, distribution, marketing, finance, HR, management and market strategy. Read More

How to build a purpose-led business

October 8, 2018
Purpose-led businesses are popping up all over Michigan. There are now 19 B Corps and about 100 businesses that have become Good for Michigan. Around the world, there are more than 2,600 B Corps that have incorporated their values into their businesses and made it their mission to make a positive impact on people and the environment. Read More
Grand Rapids Business Journal Technology blog


A blog that shines a light on the innovations shaping our everyday lives -- and a platform for thoughtful futurists.

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Mobile device security: Keeping your smartphones and tablets safe

September 30, 2018
In today’s business world, it seems as though everyone is on the go at all times, which means more and more work is being done on mobile devices. With the advancement of technology and smartphones and tablets becoming easier and easier to use, it is no longer a hassle to send off a few work emails, review documents or even edit a presentation — all on your mobile device. Read More