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Everything you need to launch and grow your business

We will continuously update these pages with the latest information and resources as they become available.

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Get Funded

Our business development officers walk alongside you as you prepare to take on a loan to start or grow your business. Our loans are designed to meet your unique circumstances and get your business on the road to success.

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Gain Skills

Our business training combines the latest in technical assistance programming with timely webinars to help you build a strong foundation of business basics while equipping you to meet challenges as they come.

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Grow Your Business

GROW offers opportunities for established business owners to share expertise with one another. We also offer unique peer-to-peer networking opportunities.

From Our Clients

CMS Consulting, Consuelo Maxim-Sparrow

Consuelo Maxim-Sparrow, owner of CMS Consulting

"I thought my business was done. It was so nice to talk to an actual human that cared. They were friendly, helpful and quick when I needed it. Without GROW, I wouldn't have survived."

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Robert Gillum, owner of Bobby's Fusion Grill

"GROW offered my help every step of the way. It's such a great place to learn. I committed, I didn't quit and I did what they told me. I opened two businesses in about a year."

Pampered Auto, Web

Vanessa Davis, co-owner of Pampered Auto

"We are so grateful to GROW for the funding and support. They helped us to pivot and think outside of the box. GROW gave me hope."

OUR MISSION

To create a more empowered and equitable West Michigan through opportunities for small business ownership.

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Register For Our Upcoming Trainings

Recharging When You Are Emotionally Drained

Register today for an interactive session with Dr. Valencia Agnew, Founder of Adolescent & Family Behavioral Health Services!Please note: this is a virtual class and a Zoom link will be sent to you by 10:00 AM the day of the event.We all know 2020 was more than draining. While we may have been drained differently…

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Culinary Conversations Workshop: The Do’s and Don’ts of Food Licensing

So you’ve made the decision to launch your own food business, but what steps do you need to take to get there? What are the requirements? What forms need to be filled out? Join us for our first event of the Culinary Conversations: Workshop Series! Hear from food licensing experts Kendra Wills of MSU-Product Center…

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The One Relationship that can Determine Your Success

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Virtual Events

Q&A: Cynthia Kay on Creating a Successful Virtual Event

Q&A: Cynthia Kay on Creating a Successful Virtual Event If 2020 taught is anything, it’s that virtual events are here to stay….

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black-owned businesses

6 Ways How to Support Black-Owned Businesses, Long-Term

6 Ways How to Support Black-Owned Businesses, Long-Term Supporting black-owned businesses closes the racial wealth gap, fosters economically healthy communities, and creates…

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