Published: January 09, 2019

GRBJ Article: Partners launching food industry networking group

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market is partnering with several organizations on a new endeavor meant to strengthen the region’s food system.   On Jan. 15, the Downtown Market will launch Culinary Conversations, a “peer-to-peer collaboration and networking group” for West Michigan’s food industry professionals, including growers, producers, chefs, bartenders, restaurant owners, entrepreneurs and others. Each […]

Published: October 28, 2018

GROW Honors Award Winners at Annual Luncheon

GROW Honors Award Winners at Annual Luncheon   Grand Rapids, MI – Each year, GROW recognizes area business leaders and supporters who exemplify the work of the organization. This includes a Business of the Year Award, a Leadership Award, Partner Award and the Lee Ann Moss Service Award, named for GROW’s founder. There are over […]

Published: October 04, 2018

Nonprofit Releases Annual Report, Highlighting Economic Impact for Expanding Client Base

Our 2017 Annual Report is Released Here are some of our Economic Impact Numbers Grand Rapids, MI – Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women, (GROW) a women-focused entrepreneurial support and training organization, has recently released their Annual Report for 2017. The report highlights GROW’s expansion to the Lakeshore, the organization’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and the […]

Published: October 04, 2018

SBA Awards Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women $150,000 PRIME Grant to Help Emerging Micro-Entrepreneurs Gain Access to Capital

SBA Awards Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women $150,000 PRIME Grant to Help Emerging Micro-Entrepreneurs Gain Access to Capital DETROIT– Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women is set to receive a $150,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs (PRIME).  With its PRIME award of $150,000, GROW will create new online training modules and platform […]

Published: August 20, 2018

GROW Adds Two New Staff Members to Serve Increasing Client Base

Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) announces two new staff members to their growing team. Annie Trupke joins as Administrative Assistant, and Jill May joins as the new Director of Lending Programs. The addition of these two professionals will support GROW in their mission to serve women and men entrepreneurs throughout West Michigan, including the […]

Published: July 02, 2018

GROW, SBA Michigan Women’s Business Center of Excellence Awardee in 2018

GROW, SBA Michigan Women’s Business Center of Excellence Awardee in 2018 We are so honored to have received the award for SBA Michigan Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award for 2018! It is such a privilege to serve entrepreneurs in Western Michigan.To see all other awardees from Michigan Celebrates Small Business, head here.  

Published: June 05, 2018

Announcing Our New Lakeshore Area Business Development Officer

Announcing Our New Lakeshore Area Business Development Officer, Karen Benson The addition of Benson will support the expansion of GROW’s services to lakeshore entrepreneurs. Benson’s role will be to help develop and grow Lakeshore Businesses.  She will deliver and coordinate entrepreneurial training programs, business counseling and mentoring, and work with clients in gaining access to […]

Published: May 10, 2018

GROW Featured in Rapid Growth Innovation News

GROW Featured in Rapid Growth Innovation News Thank you to Rapid Growth for sharing more about our participation with the Michigan Good Food Fund, and what that means to our community and those we work with every day. Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) is joining the Michigan Good Food Fund (MGFF) in its valuable […]

Published: April 20, 2018

Understanding the Financial Side of Your Business

Understanding the Financial Side of Your Business How to Run Your Business by the Numbers As you develop and launch your small business, it’s easy to think about the fun stuff – like product development, communication, sales, and marketing, but what about your finances? Not something to ignore, proper financial maintenance and oversight can truly […]

Published: April 12, 2018

5 Tips to Perfect Your Business Pitch

5 Tips to Perfect Your Business Pitch Many small businesses and budding entrepreneurs know it’s all in the pitch! Whether at a networking meet up, business meeting, casual coffee, or a more formal pitch competition like local 5×5 nights and beyond, opportunities to sell your business idea are just around the corner and can happen […]

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