Published: October 20, 2017

What’s Your Marketing Strategy for a Strong and Profitable 4th Quarter?

What’s Your Marketing Strategy for a Strong and Profitable 4th Quarter? In the blink of an eye, the Holidays will be upon us! While shoppers used to wait until after Thanksgiving to kick off their holiday shopping spree, Forbes reports that by Halloween, 40% of seasonal buyers have already begun pounding the pavement and/or perusing […]

Published: October 02, 2017

Announcing Our First CDFI Grant

Announcing Our First CDFI Grant This Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Grant will Help GROW Further Our Impact in Community & Economic Development Grand Rapids, Michigan – Late last year, Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) received the designation of a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in addition to their existing microloan program. The organization […]

Published: August 31, 2017

5 Low or No Cost Marketing Tools

5 Low or No Cost Marketing Tools Sometimes when you start your own business, you don’t realize the amount of marketing that needs to take place. Luckily, there are so many tools out there that can make it a little easier on you when you’re a small business. These low or no cost marketing tools […]

Published: August 30, 2017

Entrepreneurial Insider August Recap

  Entrepreneurial Insider August Recap Crowdfunding, Kickstarter & Product Development This month’s Entrepreneurial Insider brought together our Program Manager, Mary Hartfield, and Co-Founder of Parker Design Co, Taryn Kutches, to talk with Shelley Irwin about crowdfunding! What is Crowdfunding? Let’s start with the basics. Crowdfunding is essentially the process of asking the general public for […]

Published: August 23, 2017

5 Ways Technology is Impacting the Way We Do Business

  5 Ways Technology is Impacting the Way We Do Business As an entrepreneur, you should always be striving to improve the customer experience, and keep in mind that technology is an all-encompassing term that can benefit you, the small businesses owner, just as much as the consumer. Here are five ways technology is impacting […]

Published: August 11, 2017

Online Vs Brick & Mortar

 Online vs. Brick and Mortar – Which is Best? In the age of eCommerce and the recent bankruptcies/closures of The Limited, American Apparel, Wet Seal (the list goes on) you may think choosing to start on online business vs. brick and mortar storefront is a no brainer. But it’s not as cut and dry as […]

Published: August 08, 2017

Entrepreneurial Insider, July Recap

Entrepreneurial Insider, July Recap   GROW is all about helping women, and even men, start, advance, and sustain their businesses. Through trainings, microlending, coaching opportunities, and many more avenues, GROW is able to provide the members of our community with a space to learn and grow in business. To listen to the full radio segment, […]

Published: August 06, 2017

Taking Your Business to the Next Level

Taking Your Business to the Next Level Running a thriving, successful business is fantastic. Still, have you ever wondered what’s next? We are here for you, to both encourage you, and help you take your business to the next level! Do you want to grow bigger, but aren’t sure how to get there? Set new […]

Published: July 25, 2017

6.5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting A Business

  6.5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting A Business Launching your own business is always an exciting time. It’s an opportunity for you to put your ideas to good use, go out on your own, and do something for yourself. We know it’s not an easy decision for some. And, it’s certainly no easy […]

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