Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women

Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) provides support for every stage of your business.

Just starting or thinking about starting a business? Would you like to expand your existing business? Have you reached your goal and need to sustain success or even sell your business?

Take advantage of our three divisions designed to match your needs and propel your business to the next level:

Start-Up Business
Growing Business
Established Business

Make connections. GROW connects you with mentors, business coaches, counselors, and peers – successful business leaders who serve as your professional network. The opportunity to tap into their expertise and share camaraderie is invaluable.

Take advantage of professional services. We help you manage expectations and understand the realities of business ownership. We offer professional advice, comprehensive services that support business assessment, planning, training and education.

Gain confidence. We help ambitious individuals from all walks of life find their niche in business. Even if your plans or dreams change, your experience helps you grow professionally, building confidence in your ability to take on new challenges.

Be part of a network for life. People who tap into GROW enjoy the support of our professional network for a lifetime. The relationships fostered through GROW benefit both individuals and the economic development of the communities we serve.

GROW Client Statistics

  • 88% are women
  • 42% of those GROW serves are minorities
  • 1376.5 total hours of entrepreneurial training
  • 806 total hours of free business counseling
  • 68 New businesses created
  • 251 New jobs created by GROW businesses

Copy of 2016 Annual Report available here

2016 Annual Report

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View our 2016 Annual Report Online