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How to Foster Diversity in the Workplace

August 26, 2020

How to Foster Diversity in the Workplace Diversity in West Michigan is a driving force in the entrepreneurial community, where it’s been a focus for many small businesses and supporters for years, including the team here at GROW. Diversity brings representation, perspective, and creativity to businesses, and fostering a team that prioritizes racial and economic … Read more

Ways to Support Local Businesses During the Coronavirus

June 12, 2020

Ways to Support Local Businesses During the Coronavirus Although states are reopening around the country, the coronavirus is still an issue affecting community members and local businesses. With stay-at-home orders, businesses have taken a hit, especially small, locally-owned ones. At GROW, our mission is to help business owners in all stages of entrepreneurship, even a … Read more

How to Thrive and Be Intentional During Uncertainty, Part 4: Focus & Overwhelm

June 3, 2020

A 4-part blog series by Rebecca Thomas As entrepreneurs, we face our own set of challenges. That’s part of what we sign up for when we step out on our own. Now that we’re facing a pandemic, it’s easy to spiral even further into overwhelm, frustration, and isolation that are already commonplace for us.  What … Read more

How to Thrive & Be Intentional During Uncertainty, Part 3: Boundaries, Self-Care, and the Sweet Spot

May 26, 2020

How to Thrive and Be Intentional During Uncertainty – Boundaries, Self-Care, and the Sweet Spot with The EnerChi Architect A 4-part blog series by Rebecca Thomas As entrepreneurs we face our own set of challenges. That’s part of what we sign up for when we step out on our own. Now that we’re facing a … Read more

Keeping Calm in the Storm: Navigating Your Small Business in Uncertain Times

May 22, 2020

  As we write this in March for the May edition with the theme of mental health, we have an abundance of questions weighing on the psyche of small business owners that we can discuss. These are trying times for everyone both emotionally and financially. Small business owners are experiencing extreme pressure due to the … Read more

How to Thrive & Be Intentional During Uncertainty, Part 2: Allowing Yourself to Be Supported

May 18, 2020

How to Thrive and Be Intentional During Uncertainty – Allowing Yourself to Be Supported with The EnerChi Architect A 4-part blog series by Rebecca Thomas As entrepreneurs we face our own set of challenges. That’s part of what we sign up for when we step out on our own. Now that we’re facing a pandemic, … Read more

How to Thrive & Be Intentional During Uncertainty, Part 1: Addressing Isolation

May 11, 2020

How to Thrive and Be Intentional During Uncertainty – Addressing Isolation with The EnerChi Architect   A 4-part blog series by Rebecca Thomas As entrepreneurs we face our own set of challenges. That’s part of what we sign up for when we step out on our own. Now that we’re facing a pandemic, it’s easy … Read more

Stress Awareness: Self Care & Other Tips

April 28, 2020

Stress Awareness: Self Care & Other Tips April is Stress Awareness Month, which seems fitting given the current state of our communities, our state, and our country. Especially during the COVID-19 outbreak, taking care of yourself and your well-being is at an all-time high. How can you prioritize yourself and your mental health during the … Read more

Turning Your Side Hustle into a Full-Time Gig

April 21, 2020

  Turning Your Side Hustle into a Full-Time Gig Working for oneself is an idea sown deep into the fabric of American life. The United States is one of the most entrepreneurial cultures in the world. However, for most it’s far easier to talk about taking the leap from working for others to working for … Read more

How to Bounce Back from Failure

April 15, 2020

How to Bounce Back from Failure Often times in the world of entrepreneurship, you’ll hear the most seasoned businesspeople say something along the lines of “failure is the quickest pathway to success.” When you first hear it, you’ll probably shake your head and question everything they’ve told you. But if you really consider what failure … Read more

Legal Implications of Doing Business Online: Guest Blog

April 2, 2020

Legal Implications of Doing Business Online: Guest Blog By Brittany Harden, Miller Johnson The online world is ever-changing and can be a little intimidating when first putting a business out there. When it comes to doing business online, there are certain legal implications to be aware of. Luckily, GROW hosts a class tailored to this … Read more

Marketing to Generation Z

March 27, 2020

Say Hello to Gen Z There’s a new group of consumers making their way into the world: Generation Z. Gen Z encompasses those born between 1997 and 2012, making the oldest person of Gen Z around 23 years old. As members of this generation grow older, they become an important part of the world of … Read more