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Small Business Tax Tips

March 3, 2020

Small Business Tax Tips It’s that wonderful time of year again – no, not the holidays, but tax time. There are several kinds of taxes; income, self-employment, employment, sales, and local. This article from the SBA is a great place to start if you’re unsure which apply to you. For small businesses, this can seem … Read more

Reinventing Yourself

December 30, 2019

Reinventing Yourself Original article written and published in Women’s Lifestyle Magazine Whether it’s a new career, moving across the country or starting new relationships (or ending old ones), “reinvention” is something many of us will go through in life, sometimes multiple times. If you are thinking about reinventing some aspect of your life, it pays … Read more

Holiday Marketing

December 6, 2019

Holiday Marketing Tips The holidays are here! Whether you’re a seasoned small business owner or in the throes of the first few months of your entrepreneurial endeavor, we’ve got some great tips and tricks for marketing to your customers this holiday season. Host an event Just like the success that Small Business Saturday brings, creating … Read more

GROW’s Business Directory Promo

November 25, 2019

GROW’s Business Directory Promo A couple of years ago, we introduced GROW’s Business Directory; a list of local small businesses and entrepreneurs. Here in West Michigan, we are part of a vibrant entrepreneurial community where local businesses are constantly popping up, growing, and becoming shopper favorites. Our goal with our Business Directory is to continue … Read more

Best Website Builders for Your New Business

November 14, 2019

Best Website Builders for Your New Business We work with hundreds of business owners every year. Some are just starting out and others are looking to build their business. They all know the importance of having a good website to support their marketing efforts. Often, the challenge is that there are so many options to … Read more

Top Podcasts for Women in Business

October 16, 2019

Top Podcasts for Women in Business In the car, while cleaning the house, or even before bed, listening to podcasts is more popular than ever. With a range of topics, some serious and some hilarious, there’s a podcast out there for everyone. But what about you, the women entrepreneurs of the world? That’s where we … Read more

Are You Around the Table or Are You AT The Table?

October 4, 2019

Are You Around the Table or Are You AT The Table?   At the most recent Women Connect event, put on by Varnum, GROW, and GRAM, we had the chance to hear from local women leaders, including Debra Guyton, the VP of HR at Wolverine Building Group. Her words resonated with us, and every single … Read more

Imposter Syndrome

September 18, 2019

Imposter Syndrome Original article written by Joel Ombry and published in Women’s Lifestyle Magazine Mary was excited and flattered to get the promotion.  She’d been working in the company for a little over 4 years and was seen as a solid performer.  The calls and emails from current and former co-workers were nice as well.  … Read more

When the Curtains Close: Selling Your Business

September 18, 2019

When the Curtains Close: Selling Your Business Original article written and published in Women’s Lifestyle Magazine   When you start a business, it’s often to follow a dream, to follow in the footsteps of family or friends, or to meet an unmet need in the world.  You see the opportunity, start it, nurture it, and … Read more

Make Time for What Matters

September 5, 2019

Make Time for What Matters   As an entrepreneur or small business owner, we know you’re busy running your business. Answering phones, taking care of billing, marketing your products and services, and supporting customers, it can be a lot. Nearly all the clients we work with seem to struggle with the same thing: there’s not … Read more

Focus on Financials

August 23, 2019

Focus on Financials The financial aspect of running a small business can seem daunting. Nevertheless, a hard task can be tackled effectively with a little bit of direction. In entrepreneurship, the financials include everything from funding to simply keeping up with day-to-day tasks. Here are some tips that can help you get started. Separate Your … Read more

Importance of Instagram

August 1, 2019

Importance of Instagram Visuals. All the rage in today’s day and age. But why? And how can you use that to your advantage? The short answer: Instagram. It allows you to tell a story, showcase your products, and engage with customers, all in one platform, but with a different feel than Facebook or Twitter. Instagram … Read more