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

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 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 the business. Right now those plans involve expanding within the space they currently have but they are also considering purchasing a building. The only drawback is their current lease has 3 years left and they are in the process of determining if the pre-termination process. Either way they plan on using profits to continue growing their business. Since obtaining their Microloan from GROW they have also become bankable. The business recently opened a business line of credit with PNC to help with cash flow and miscellaneous short-term expenses. They have created 3 jobs since opening in 2012.

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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).

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