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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

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