GROW is a service focused on current and aspiring business owners at various stages of business ownership. We are the entrepreneurial resource to help with the next steps, empowering and supporting with professional expertise for a lifetime.
In 2018 we expanded to add a full-time business development specialist in the Muskegon Innovation Hub (the HUB) at Grand Valley State University. This expansion allows our team to offer programs, classes and one-on-one business counseling along the Lakeshore and in Grand Rapids. To see all upcoming classes and workshops, visit our events calendar here.
Start or Expand Your Business
For more than 25 years, Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) has been West Michigan’s source for relevant training, tools, and techniques for entrepreneurs and small business owners. And we continue to expand more of West Michigan here in Grand Rapids, and the Lakeshore.
- Have you decided that now is the time to be your own boss?
- Are you an entrepreneur looking for guidance?
- Do you need to write a business plan but don’t know where to start?
- Are you looking for financing but aren’t sure of your options?
- Would you like to expand your business but need a marketing plan to make it happen?
You have come to the right place. Since 1989, GROW has been working with thousands of entrepreneurs just like you, all with dreams of becoming economically independent. GROW’s entrepreneurial training, business counseling, and networking opportunities provide you with the tools you need to start, run, expand, and sustain your business.
Whether the topic is finance, management, marketing, or strategic planning, GROW offers professional, high-quality training and business counseling. GROW is one of only 110 certified Women’s Business Centers in the nation, and one of three in the State of Michigan, all in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Success stories range from builders to manufacturers, farmers to restaurant owners, salon owners to dog walkers, and health care providers to graphic designers. Now it’s your turn. Whether you are a new or established business owner, let GROW guide you to entrepreneurial success. Contact us today. Or attend a free Intro to GROW orientation to see all that we have to offer.