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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

Success Comes In Every Color – WGVU Radio

October 24, 2014

Entrepreneurial Insider with Shelley Irwin Listen to this informative segment from October 24, 2014  

Entrepreneurial Bootstrapping with WGVU Radio

September 26, 2014

Entrepreneurial Insider An informative segment via The Entrepreneurial Insider with Shelley Irwin on WGVU Radio. This month is about Entrepreneurial Bootstrapping with Mary Brown, Program Manager at GROW and special guest Feme Naigow of Apsara Spa.   [soundcloud url=”″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]

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).

Entrepreneurial Insider – First Segment on WGVU Radio

August 22, 2014

Entrepreneurial Insider | First Segment 8-22-14 In August, we begin a new segment, “The Entrepreneurial Insider” with Shelley Irwin on WGVU Public Radio. OUr staff and participants will be sharing their practical advice every month on this special segment. In this segment, CEO of GROW, Bonnie Nawara, sets the scene for us. Listen now!

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