Published: July 06, 2020

Recovery Loan Story: Christina VanDam, Zeal Aerial Fitness

Recovery Loan Story: Christina VanDam, Zeal Aerial Fitness Although no one could’ve predicted a global pandemic when 2020 began, here we are. And unfortunately, several of our favorite local businesses have taken a hit during these difficult times. With closures, loss of revenue, and uncertain reopening timeframes, entrepreneurs across the country have found themselves in […]

Published: June 12, 2020

Ways to Support Local Businesses During the Coronavirus

Ways to Support Local Businesses During the Coronavirus Although states are reopening around the country, the coronavirus is still an issue affecting community members and local businesses. With stay-at-home orders, businesses have taken a hit, especially small, locally-owned ones. At GROW, our mission is to help business owners in all stages of entrepreneurship, even a […]

Published: June 03, 2020

How to Thrive and Be Intentional During Uncertainty, Part 4: Focus & Overwhelm

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 to spiral even further into overwhelm, frustration, and isolation that are already commonplace for us.  What […]

Published: May 22, 2020

Keeping Calm in the Storm: Navigating Your Small Business in Uncertain Times

  As we write this in March for the May edition with the theme of mental health, we have an abundance of questions weighing on the psyche of small business owners that we can discuss. These are trying times for everyone both emotionally and financially. Small business owners are experiencing extreme pressure due to the […]

Published: May 11, 2020

How to Thrive & Be Intentional During Uncertainty, Part 1: Addressing Isolation

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 […]

Published: April 28, 2020

Stress Awareness: Self Care & Other Tips

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 […]

Published: April 21, 2020

Turning Your Side Hustle into a Full-Time Gig

  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 […]

Published: April 20, 2020

An Open Letter to All Business Owners and Supporters

  Dear Business Owners & Supporters, We hear you. We see you. And, we feel it with you. The last few weeks and the immediate future have been a trying time for all of us. Our team has been and will continue working quickly to connect with current and past GROW loan clients, as well […]

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