Items Tagged with 'small business'

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SBDC producing How to Buy or Sell a Business

June 19, 2018
The Michigan Small Business Development Center will host a conference downtown this month for entrepreneurs to learn about buying or selling a business. Read More

Partners presenting webinar series on business ownership

May 1, 2018
The state’s business development center and a bank are launching a webinar series this week for business owners. Read More

West Michigan town is No. 1 'small city to start a business' in US

April 16, 2018
A town in West Michigan has been ranked the most business-friendly small city in the nation. Read More

Better to be a David than a Goliath

September 22, 2017
Too big to fail and too small to succeed are both fundamentally flawed concepts. Read More

Small business resources against cyberhacks readily available in GR

July 14, 2017
The Business Journal has reported several stories the past two weeks focused on IT issues, but there is perhaps no issue more important to small businesses and startups than cybersecurity. Read More

Massive opportunities for small businesses in government contracting

When most people think about companies that sell goods and services to the federal government, they probably think big: aircraft from Boeing or tanks from General Dynamics. Read More

How to qualify as a woman-owned small business

March 24, 2017
The Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program, established in February 2011 through the U.S. Small Business Administration, was designed to provide women-owned small businesses and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses with assistance in competing for business with the federal government. Read More

Without more state revenue, cities can’t thrive, talent won’t stay

June 10, 2016
For more than two decades, Michigan has made lower taxes and smaller government its primary recipe for improving economic outcomes. 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

Small business issues require more than federal advocacy; they require real change

May 6, 2016
Grand Rapids is home base for a large community of small businesses and entrepreneurial efforts, all well-versed in the complexities, ambiguous terms, technical language and overwhelming array of federal regulations. Read More