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 […]

Published: October 05, 2016

2016 Seeds of Growth Winners

2016 Seeds of Growth Winners Our CEO Bonnie Nawara kicked off the 2016 Seeds of Growth Awards Luncheon & Fundraiser by welcoming attendees and explaining a little about what our organization does for Grand Rapids women business owners. The energetic and hilarious Judge Sara Smolenski – the afternoon’s emcee – took the stage next, jumping […]

Published: September 21, 2016

Jennifer Deamud, Moving Up, Making A Difference

Where Is She Now? Jennifer Deamud COO, Small Business Development Center When Jennifer was selected as Volunteer of the Year in 2015, she was the COO / associate state director for the Small Business Development Center. Since this time she was selected by the board of directors of the National Association of Small Business Development Centers […]

Published: September 21, 2016

Gricelda Mata, What a Year It’s Been!

Gricelda Mata & Lindo Mexico. What a Year! As President of Lindo Mexico Restaurant, our 2015 Seeds of Growth Business of The Year owner isn’t slowing down a bit. As we look forward to our 2016 Seeds of Growth Awards Luncheon and Fundraiser, we also want to take a look at what our 2015 award […]

Published: September 21, 2016

Latesha Lipscomb, What’s She Doing Now?

Latesha Lipscomb What’s She Doing Now? Our 2015 Seeds of Growth Leadership Award Winner shares what she’s been doing over the last year. If you haven’t met Latesha, it is probably because she hasn’t been still long enough for you to catch her. She’s had an incredibly full year since receiving the GROW Leadership Award […]

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