Published: May 02, 2017

Entrepeneurial Insider Recap: Marketing & Your Business Value Proposition

Entrepeneurial Insider Recap: Marketing & Your Business Value Proposition This month’s segment for Entrepreneurial Insider included a great chat with Julie Lankes,   Principal – BoxBoom Creative. Julie is also one of our faciliators who helped update and develop the curriculumn for the Marketing Cluster of our Small Business Growth and Planning Series (GPS). She and […]

Published: May 01, 2017

5 Key Ways You Can Support Local Businesses

  5 Key Ways You Can Support Local Businesses   A big part of our mission is to empower and support women (and men) to start and build their business, provide them with resources to improve operations, finances and better market themselves. Since it is National Small Business Week, we’d like to share a few […]

Published: April 26, 2017

Can You Achieve Work/Life Balance as a Startup or Business Owner?

  Can You Achieve Work/Life Balance as a Startup or Business Owner?   April is National Stress Awareness Month, and while entrepreneurship and owning a small business can be very stressful, it certainly shouldn’t rule your life. You CAN take a vacation again, you CAN have free time, and you CAN be successful. You CAN […]

Published: April 20, 2017

Using Social Media to Launch & Promote Your (New) Business

  As if being an entrepreneur isn’t intimidating enough, bring on social media for your business. We know it can feel daunting when you first begin to use it because social media is so different when promoting your business than it is when talking to friends or family. Although you might feel overwhelmed at first, […]

Published: March 31, 2017

Top 5 Things You Need to Know When Starting a Business

5 Things You Need to Know When Starting a Business When you take that big step to start your own business, there can be a lot of unknowns. We want to help you understand some of the details that can help separate your personal and business assets, as well as set it up with the […]

Published: March 27, 2017

Entrepreneurial Insider Recap – March

Entrepreneurial Insider Recap – March 24, 2017 Muskegon Business Resource Connect | Tuesday, April 25, 7:30am – 10am GROW is excited to work with the Muskegon Business Resource Team on their event Business Resource Connect. Created by the Michigan Economic Development Corp (MEDC) to promote all of the business services available within a community, Business […]

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 […]

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