Published: March 25, 2020

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Forms, Process and Upcoming Webinars

Needed Economic Injury Disaster Loan Forms Thanks to a concerted effort by the state of Michigan and the U.S. Small Business Administration Michigan small businesses are now eligible for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Here’s a list of documents that you will need to complete the application: SBA Form 5 and/or SBA Form 5c for […]

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 16, 2020

GROW COVID-19 Response

A Message to our Business Community As we all navigate the current COVID-19 crisis, we would like you to know that GROW is committed to the safety of our team, to providing adequate service to our small businesses, especially in this time of need, and to addressing the needs of all our organizational operations. We […]

Published: March 13, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

March 13, 2020, COVID-19 Updates & GROW Operations Overview of the Coronavirus- COVID-19 Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in humans and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people, such as with MERS-CoV and SARS- CoV. […]

Published: February 17, 2020

Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) Announces 2020 Officers and Members of the Board

Grand Rapids, Michigan — West Michigan non-profit organization, Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW), welcomes the 2020 Board of Directors to further support the work of the organization in the development of entrepreneurs in West Michigan. The 2020 Officers are: Deborah Phillips, Consultant and Chief People Strategist of Deborah Phillips & Associates, LLC, is Board […]

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: 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: July 16, 2019

The Assembly: First-ever celebration of emerging entrepreneurs in Grand Rapids

The Assembly of Grand Rapids | June 25, 2019 First-ever celebration of emerging entrepreneurs in Grand Rapids What: The Assembly is the first event of its kind created by a private group of local entrepreneurs, called the SENATE Collaborative, whose collective goal is to help accelerate business within our community of Grand Rapids, bring awareness […]

Published: July 05, 2019

Upcoming GROW Classes in July and August

  Upcoming Grand Rapids Workshops Small Business GPS: Financial Awareness | Tuesday, July 9, 16, 23 | 6-9 PM |$60 for all three classes Small Business Growth and Planning Series (Small Business GPS)is designed to provide participants with the information and resources to write or refine their business plan. Part 1: Financial Strategies for Your Personal & Business Finances │ […]

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