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EMV, Smart Chips and Credit Card Security Changes for Small Businesses

October 2, 2015

  EMV, Smart Chips and Credit Card Security Changes. Credit cards: as businesses owners, especially retailers, we all take them and need to ensure security for our customers. Credit card fraud is a major concern. By the end of 2015 there will be an estimated $10 billion per year for the total costs of fraud … Read more

Seeds of GROWth Award Nominees Announced

September 28, 2015

2015 Award Nominees These nominees will be present at our 2015 Luncheon event, and we will announce the winners then. If you see any of these women business owners, leaders and supporters, please congratulate them for their nomination, hard work and dedication. Leadership Award Nominees The GROW Leadership Award recognizes an outstanding community leader whose had … Read more

IRS Virtual Presentation: New Business Owners – Avoid the Top Tax Mistakes

September 11, 2015

  IRS Virtual Presentation: New Business Owners – Avoid the Top Tax Mistakes Webinar on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 | 9:30 am – 10:30 am GROW is proud to provide many resources and connections entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout West Michigan. The Internal Revenue Service is reaching out to organizations like GROW to help … Read more

Now Accepting Open Nominations for Women in Business Awards

August 20, 2015

  Now Accepting Open Nominations for Women in Business Awards We will honor three recipients at annual Seeds of GROWth Luncheon on October 13; nominations open until September 11 New this year, we are opening nominations for our Annual Women in Business Awards – which are presented at our Seeds of GROWth Luncheon. Help us recognize three women … Read more

Speakers Needed

December 29, 2014

We’re looking for speakers for the 2015 EntrepreneurYou Conference.  Download and Fill out the application for consideration. Deadline is 12/19/14

Chuck’s Auto Repair Plans Expansion

December 29, 2014

Chuck’s Auto Repair has been in business for 2 years since they obtained their Microloan from GROW in May 2012 after being denied by several banks and opened for business in July using the funds for start-up costs and working capital. They have been profitable each year since opening and now have plans to expand … Read more

Thanks to Mayor Heartwell for promoting the Seeds of GROWth Conference & Luncheon!

September 10, 2014

Thanks to Mayor Heartwell for the shout out for Seeds of GROWth  Conference & Luncheon! Watch the video and learn more about Seeds of GROWth 2015, and how you can be a part of it. Post by Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW).

GROW Awarded Funding for Microlending Program for Muskegon County

June 4, 2014

Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) has received funding to launch a microloan program in Muskegon County. This funding can be used to assist those small businesses who are interested in starting a business or need to grow their business. GROW’s microloan program as well as its programs and services are for both women and … Read more