Published: April 02, 2020

Legal Implications of Doing Business Online: Guest Blog

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 […]

Published: March 27, 2020

Marketing to Generation Z

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 […]

Published: March 19, 2020

Governor Whitmer announces SBA loans now available for small businesses impacted by COVID-19 

Governor Whitmer announces SBA loans now available for small businesses impacted by COVID-19  SBA Disaster Declaration requested by Whitmer Approved     LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced today the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved her request for a statewide Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration, opening the opportunity to small businesses to […]

Published: March 03, 2020

Small Business Tax Tips

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 […]

Published: December 30, 2019

Reinventing Yourself

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 […]

Published: December 06, 2019

Holiday Marketing

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 […]

Published: November 25, 2019

GROW’s Business Directory Promo

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 […]

Published: November 14, 2019

Best Website Builders for Your New Business

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 […]

Published: October 21, 2019

Seeds of Growth Recap

Seeds of Growth Recap Photo of the GROW staff with LeAnne Moss. Photo Credit: Bird + Bird Studios   At this year’s Seeds of Growth Luncheon, we came together to honor our award winners, raise funds, and share in friendship and celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the organization. Seeds of Growth has become such a […]

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