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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

Volunteering with GROW

July 18, 2019

Volunteering with GROW   Our goal at GROW is to help entrepreneurs create the businesses of their dreams. We’re here to assist, mentor, educate, and much, much more. But we may need YOUR help to do it! Volunteers for GROW make up a huge part of what we’re able to accomplish. They provide business counseling, … Read more

Creating and Building a Scalable Business

July 3, 2019

Creating and Building a Scalable Business If you’re testing out the waters of entrepreneurship, there are a lot of things to consider. There’s a difference in a side hustle and a full-time business. And if you have any desire to take your idea to the next level, you’ll need to consider scalability. Focusing on scalability … Read more

Marketing Hacks

June 27, 2019

Marketing Hacks There’s always a lot going on with marketing and sometimes it feels overwhelming. But with all the free marketing tools out there and today’s technological times, it’s easier than ever. Still, there are some ways that you can leverage content and increase your marketing reach. We outline some of our favorite marketing hacks … Read more

The Self Care Phenomenon: How to Do it Right

June 6, 2019

The Self Care Phenomenon: How to Do it Right   The crazy life of a small business owner seems like it never takes a break or takes a breath. But it’s important that we encourage one another to be more intentional when it comes to taking care of ourselves. We all know there isn’t really … Read more

When Small Businesses Give Back to the Community, the Community Thrives

May 17, 2019

When Small Businesses Give Back to the Community, the Community Thrives While many consumers and business owners know that for every dollar spent at a local business, more of it stays in the local economy. But did you know that much of the money that stays in the local area is re-spent there, as payroll, … Read more