Published: March 13, 2017

Creating Processes Will Improve Small Business Operations

Creating Processes Will Improve Small Business Operations Within your small business, there are going to be tedious tasks that have to be accomplished on a daily or weekly basis. You can make these repetitive tasks more process oriented, to give you more time to focus on other aspects of your company. When you’re the one […]

Published: March 07, 2017

Choosing Your Business Structure

Choosing Your Business Structure By Laurel Romanella, Vantage360 Facilitator, Small Business GPS: Business Basics Session 2 Starting a business is exciting.  Yet when you dig in to the details, your enthusiasm may turn to confusion.  Or you may feel overwhelmed by just figuring out what to do next.  Don’t let these feelings slow your momentum.  There […]

Published: February 24, 2017

WGVU Radio Entrepreneurial Insider Recap – February 24, 2017

WGVU Radio Entrepreneurial Insider Recap | February 24, 2017 The 4th Friday of every month we host our Entrepreneurial Insider segment on WGVU Radio with host Shelley Irwin (Photo left) and local entrepreneurs and the business leaders who support them.  This month we were joined by Veverly Austin, M.B.A., MA (center photo below) and our […]

Published: February 24, 2017

How Do You Know It’s Time to Add Your First Employee? (Part 1)

How Do You Know It’s Time to Add Your First Employee? (Part 1) While growth can be incredibly exciting for you and your small business, there are several factors that come into play when considering to add to your first employee or not… you want to make sure that the increase in business is sustainable […]

Published: February 14, 2017

Budget Planning for Your Small Business

Budget Planning for Your Small Business Creating a budget for your small business is essential to the success of your organization. As a new or existing business owner, you’ll need to consider several things, for instance, what you need to begin, what you will need to set aside, and what to expect as your business […]

Published: January 26, 2017

Strategic Planning for Small Businesses

Strategic Planning for Small Businesses If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail. When starting or running your business, having a roadmap is very important to your future. We realize it may not always go according to your plan, still when you take the time to clarify where you want to go, and […]

Published: January 09, 2017

Don’t Go It Alone. The Importance of Business Mentors

Don’t Go It Alone. The Importance of Business Mentors It’s one thing to be a small business owner; to attack the challenges you face and continue to move forward with grace. It’s another to be able to do those things all the while knowing that someone’s in your corner. Finding mentors as small business owners […]

Published: December 08, 2016

Top 10 Reasons Your Small Business Should be Blogging

Top 10 Reasons Your Small Business Should be Blogging Everyone is talking about content marketing today, most of which is done through blogging. While it can sound very technical or intimidating to those getting started with their business, blogging doesn’t have to be. We’ve put together some great reasons why you should consider blogging. And, […]

Published: November 07, 2016

October Entrepreneurial Insider – E-commerce Businesses

Entrepreneurial Insider: E-commerce Businesses Every month, WGVU with Shelley Irwin hosts our Entrepreneurial Insider where we talk with local small business owners about important business topics and trends happening in the market place. You’ll also discover resources that GROW offers to those who want to start their own business, or are looking for tips to […]

Published: October 19, 2016

Local Organization Revamps Training Programs for Todays Entrepreneurs

  GROW adds new year-long training program, EmpowerHER. We recently announced the redesign and introduction of updated training programs and business counseling as a result of the ever changing face of the West Michigan entrepreneur. EmpowerHER is one of the most significant additions, which is a cohort-based, year-long training program for women entrepreneurs who are […]

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