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

  • Diverse Client Base
    • 89% Women / 11% men
    • 47% Low to moderate income
    • 39.2% Minority clients
  • 1166  total hours of entrepreneurial training
  • 615 total hours of free business counseling
  • 62 New businesses created
  • 92 New jobs created by GROW businesses
  • 790 Clients service (most more than once)
  • Average loan size $30k

2017 Annual Report

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View our 2017 Annual Report Online

Download the 2017 Annual Report (PDF) here.

Past Annual Reports

Download our 2016 Annual Report Here

Download our 2015 Annual Report Here