Your Small Business Lender and Resource Center

Everything you need to launch and grow your business in West Michigan

PLEASE NOTE: The GROW offices have re-opened in a hybrid model. To ensure the safety of clients and staff, clients may be allowed in the offices in particular instances. Please consult with GROW staff about this prior to arrival.

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

Financial Planning for Solopreneurs: Setting Yourself up to be Successful!

Tara Jones-Williamson, your workshop facilitator, is a fellow business owner who is passionate about eradicating “entrepreneurial poverty.”Please note: this is a virtual event and a Zoom link will be sent to you by 11:00 AM on the day of the event.Eight out of ten sole proprietors and single-member LLCs throw in the towel on their…

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SCORE Webinar: Boom! Take Your Business to the Next Level Using Webinars, Podcasts, Live Streaming, and Beyond

Does Amazon still sell only books? Does Starbucks still sell only coffee? Then why are you still doing the same old thing? In this rapidly changing world, the time is ripe to take your business to the next level. And the good news is, it’s not that hard to do! Steve Strauss, USA TODAY senior…

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Incorporating 101 with Attorney Rose Coonen

Have you ever found yourself asking: “How Should I Incorporate My Business?” If so, register today for an engaging and informative session! Please note: this is a virtual event and a Zoom link will be sent to you by 5:00 PM on the day of the event. Finally, a Straight Answer to your question: “How…

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Read Our Latest Blog Posts

Q&A: Tara Jones- Williamson on Financial Success for Solopreneurs

Q&A: Tara Jones- Williamson on Financial Success for Solopreneurs Tara Jones-Williamson is the feminine Financial Success Coach and Lifestyle Designer behind Your…

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What You Need to Know to Start a Food Business

What You Need to Know to Start a Food Business Are you dreaming of starting a food truck? Do your friends tell…

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Q&A: Attorney Brent Greers on Legal Rules Every New Business Needs to Understand

Q&A: Attorney Brent Greers on Legal Rules Every New Business Needs to Understand What steps can someone take to determine what kind…

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