Published: December 20, 2018

Strategic Planning for the New Year

Strategic Planning for the New Year If you have yet to start thinking BIG for the new year, it’s time! Take a few moments to reflect on the past year and your business journey. Was it everything you hoped for? Were you able to reach your goals? When and where could you have used some […]

Published: December 13, 2018

Business Plan Basics – What Your Business Plan Should Include & Why

Business Plan Basics – What Your Business Plan Should Include & Why Business plans always seem like a very daunting part of the entrepreneurial process, but when you strip it down, it can be pretty simple. Essentially, it’s an outline that shows why your business is going to work. And even if you never show […]

Published: November 28, 2018

Holiday Marketing

Holiday Marketing Christmas is coming! Which means holiday shopping is in full swing. It’s time to break out all the tips and tricks to attracting customers this holiday season and we’ve got five great ways to up your holiday marketing game! Emails. Keep your emails fresh and frequent this time of year. Focus on deals, […]

Published: November 15, 2018

Balance & Boundaries as a Woman Entrepreneur

Balance & Boundaries as a Woman Entrepreneur   As women entrepreneurs, it can be hard to figure out a routine and find the balance between work and play. But as women, as sisters, as moms, and as friends, we owe it to ourselves and to everyone around us to set clear boundaries between our work […]

Published: November 14, 2018

October Entrepreneurial Insider

October Entrepreneurial Insider If you haven’t heard, we’re thrilled to be offering a Social Media Marketing Workshop from Facebook. This Entrepreneurial Insider segment is focused on the workshop, what it offers, and what you’ll learn!   Partnered with Grand Circus and Facebook, these workshops provide the opportunity to learn the basics of social media marketing […]

Published: November 08, 2018

The Focus on Diversity: Resources, Organizations, and More!

The Focus on Diversity: Resources, Organizations, and More!   An incredibly diverse community, West Michigan is home to folks of all backgrounds. Here at GROW, we love that, and use it as a force of motivation to push us forward and ensure that we’re accessible for all entrepreneurs in our community. And as African American […]

Published: November 01, 2018

5 Basic (But Critical) Small Business Financial Tips

5 Basic (But Critical) Small Business Financial Tips 4th quarter really snuck up on us! With November here and the holiday season upon us, it’s time to really focus on where your business will end up financially at the end of the year.  Here we’ll discuss our best financial tips for small business owners. Plan […]

Published: September 21, 2018

September Entrepreneurial Insider

September Entrepreneurial Insider   This month Karen Benson, our business development officer based in the Muskegon Innovation Hub at GVSU, had a chance to sit down with Shelley Irwin at WGVU Radio to share a little bit more about our recent expansion, her role there and how we continue to expand to serve entrepreneurs on […]

Published: September 20, 2018

Beginning With the End in Mind… The Importance of Having an Exit Strategy

Beginning With the End in Mind… The Importance of Having an Exit strategy   With the excitement of starting a new business, it’s easy to overlook the fact that one day, it may no longer fit into the current makings of your life. In fact, when someone brings up “exit strategy,” it’s normal to be […]

Published: September 13, 2018

Dealing with Self Doubt, Feeling Like an Impostor, and Learning to Take Care of You

Dealing with Self Doubt, Feeling Like an Impostor, and Learning to Take Care of You   Being a woman in this world doesn’t come without its challenges. And those challenges need to be addressed. It’s our duty as women who champion other women, to talk about our struggles, and to remind one another that we’re […]

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