Register today for an interactive session with Yelena Wells, Vice President of Business Development at Elite One Media Please note: this is a virtual class and a Zoom link will be sent to you by 2:00 PM the day of the event. Join us for an interactive evening from 6:00-9:00 PM where we discuss all … Read more

What You Need to Know to Start a Food Business Are you dreaming of starting a food truck? Do your friends tell you that your salsa is delicious enough to sell? Do you want to open a restaurant? A bakery? A popcorn shop? A coffee shop? A catering business? We talked to Kendra Wills, a … Read more

No Limit Fitness Offers Family, Friends and Fitness When Chris Woods’ father died of a heart attack at age 48, Woods resolved to make a change in his life. “The direction of what I was doing had to change. I had to get healthy, look into myself and understand who I was,” Woods said. “…and … Read more

Q&A: Attorney Brent Greers on Legal Rules Every New Business Needs to Understand What steps can someone take to determine what kind of entity they need to be? Your primary questions to ask yourself should be about taxes and liability. So, depending on your answers to those two questions will determine what the most appropriate … Read more

Please join us for the final session of learning how to better understand your business financials! Please note: this is a virtual event and a Zoom link will be sent to you by 12:00 PM on the day of the event. Join us for the final session of the multi-part series in partnership with Comerica … Read more

Please join us for an informative and interactive session with Brent Geers, Owner at Geers Law! Please note: this is a virtual event and a Zoom link will be sent to you by 11:00 AM on the day of the event. This session is designed for every business owner, whether or not you have already … Read more

Please join us for an informative and interactive session to learn how to better understand why branding matters. Please note: this is a virtual event and a Zoom link will be sent to you by 9:00 AM on the day of the event. Please join us for an engaging session with “Creative Branding Guy,” Ricardo … Read more

Zeal Aerial Fitness gives Grand Rapids a Place to Fly In 2018, Christina VanDam started Zeal Aerial Fitness to give people a place to fly in Grand Rapids. The unique fitness studio houses all of the aerial arts –aerial hoop, aerial silks and pole– under one roof and welcomes anyone and everyone who wants to … Read more

Christina VanDam on being a business owner and a mother Christina VanDam is a the owner of Zeal Aerial Fitness and a GROW client.  How old were your children when you started your business? My son was actually the reason I started to pursue my business. I was laid off while on maternity leave. I … Read more

Leadership Coaching

What does it mean to be a coaching leader? It is critical for leaders to be a coach, and that is the wave of the future, as opposed to the top-down mentality. We want leaders to promote self-reliant problem solvers. What is happening when we aren’t doing that is getting passive employees who don’t take … Read more