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 […]

Published: October 16, 2019

Top Podcasts for Women in Business

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 […]

Published: October 07, 2019

GROW Staff Members Nominated for YNPN Awards

                  We have exciting news, two of our GROW staff members are nominated for YNPN Awards! Amy Deel, Operations Manager, has been nominated for the “Innovator Award” Kelli Smith, Director of Lending, has been nominated for the “Dorothy A. Johnson Excellence and Achievement Award.” We’re proud of […]

Published: October 04, 2019

Are You Around the Table or Are You AT The Table?

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 […]

Published: September 18, 2019

Imposter Syndrome

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.  […]

Published: September 18, 2019

When the Curtains Close: Selling Your Business

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 […]

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