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Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women Announces 2019 Board of Directors

March 15, 2019

GROW adds new board members to continue to guide the organization in empowering local entrepreneurs and business owners. Grand Rapids, Michigan — West Michigan non-profit organization, GROW, welcomes six board members to its 2019 Board of Directors to further help strategic direction of the organization. New board members include: Meg Lehigh, HR Collaborative, takes the … Read more

GROW Celebrates Their 30-year Anniversary in 2019

March 4, 2019

The organization encourages past clients, board members and volunteers to reconnect and share their stories. Grand Rapids, MI –GROW, a women-focused entrepreneurial support and training organization, is celebrating 30 years of supporting and educating men and women of West Michigan through all facets of entrepreneurship. Today, we live in a time where news about organizations … Read more

Woman Up & Learn Summit is March 1 in Grand Rapids

February 12, 2019

Woman Up & Learn Summit is March 1 in Grand Rapids We are thrilled to work with Michigan Woman Forward who has put an incredible event together for women with a passion for starting or running their own business. You’ll take part in a day of inspiring presentations, networking, camaraderie, great food and more. All … Read more

Entrepreneurial Insider with Karen Benson on WGVU Radio

January 28, 2019

Entrepreneurial Insider with Karen Benson on WGVU Radio January 2019 Karen Benson spoke with Shelley Irwin of WGVU Radio for our January segment of Entrepreneurial Insider. She shares more about the classes, training and support available to entrepreneurs in Muskegon, including our Intro to GROW classes that are available at both the Muskegon Innovation Hub … Read more

February 20th “Culinary Conversations” Meet Up Examines Youth Culture and Millennial Food Trends

January 24, 2019

Eve Turow Paul to Speak at the Downtown Market Next Month about Effect of Millennials and Gen Z on Food Industry. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 22, 2018 – On February 20 at 5 p.m., the Grand Rapids Downtown Market will host the second “Culinary Conversations” Meetup, featuring speaker Eve Turow Paul. Author of “Generation Yum—Shaping … Read more

GROW Adds Two New Staff Members to Serve Increasing Client Base

August 20, 2018

Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) announces two new staff members to their growing team. Annie Trupke joins as Administrative Assistant, and Jill May joins as the new Director of Lending Programs. The addition of these two professionals will support GROW in their mission to serve women and men entrepreneurs throughout West Michigan, including the … Read more

Announcing Our New Lakeshore Area Business Development Officer

June 5, 2018

Announcing Our New Lakeshore Area Business Development Officer, Karen Benson [row] [column lg=”4″ md=”12″ sm=”12″ xs=”12″ ] [/column] [column lg=”8″ md=”12″ sm=”12″ xs=”12″ ] We are thrilled to announce the addition of Karen Benson as the Business Development Officer in the Lakeshore Area. Her addition is partly funded through grants and donations from The Grand … Read more

Understanding the Financial Side of Your Business

April 20, 2018

Understanding the Financial Side of Your Business How to Run Your Business by the Numbers As you develop and launch your small business, it’s easy to think about the fun stuff – like product development, communication, sales, and marketing, but what about your finances? Not something to ignore, proper financial maintenance and oversight can truly … Read more

5 Tips to Perfect Your Business Pitch

April 12, 2018

5 Tips to Perfect Your Business Pitch Many small businesses and budding entrepreneurs know it’s all in the pitch! Whether at a networking meet up, business meeting, casual coffee, or a more formal pitch competition like local 5×5 nights and beyond, opportunities to sell your business idea are just around the corner and can happen … Read more

GROW is Now Lending Partner of Michigan Good Food Fund

April 8, 2018

GROW is Now Lending Partner of Michigan Good Food Fund We’re thrilled to share that GROW is now a Michigan Good Food Fund lending partner! As a part of this partnership, we’re helping Michigan Good Food Fund deepen their work on the west side of the state and expand their loan range to provide smaller … Read more