Published: June 17, 2020

Muskegon County Recovery Loans Now Available to Small Businesses

Muskegon County Recovery Loans Now Available to Small Businesses For Immediate Release – June 18, 2020. Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) and the Community Foundation for Muskegon County are partnering to create a loan program for those whose businesses were directly impacted by COVID-19 in Muskegon County. The Muskegon County Recovery Loans will provide […]

Published: September 14, 2017

 2017 Seeds of GROWth Award Winners Announced

­­­  2017 Seeds of GROWth Award Winners Announced 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, and the Lee Ann Moss Service Award, named for GROW’s founder. New this year is a GROW partner award that […]

Published: November 27, 2016

How To Find Funding For Your Startup Business

Searching for funds to start a new business is never a walk in the park. But opportunities can be found in the least expected places and circumstances, and all you need to do is keep your faith strong and your eyes and ears wide open. Among these unexpected opportunities we can mention winning the lottery […]

Published: November 26, 2016

Michelle Venegas, Joyful Sounds Music Studio, Business of the Year

Michelle Venegas, Joyful Sounds Music Studio, 2016 Business of the Year Michele Venegas is the owner, director and a teacher at Joyful Sounds Music Studio in Grand Rapids. Michele taught Music Together® for several years in Michigan, Vancouver, B.C., and Florida before opening Joyful Sounds in 2008. She began that year teaching one class and […]

Published: November 26, 2016

Jessica Ann Tyson, 2016 Leadership Award

Jessica Ann Tyson 2016 Leadership Award In 2003, this wife and mother founded Events by Jessica Ann and became a successful entrepreneur who wears a huge sincere smile as she gives her time, finances, and business services. Over the years, Jessica Ann has provided more than $70,000 in scholarships for high school and college students through […]

Published: November 26, 2016

Kay Staszel, 2016 Lee Ann Moss Volunteer of the Year

Kay Staszel, 2016 Lee Ann Moss Volunteer of the Year Kay Staszel has spent her career improving companies who are “on the grow”, by focusing on matching the right talent with the right job at the right time. She has a successful history of achieving growth by pioneering best practices that attract and retain top […]

Published: April 12, 2016

Dream Tree

Help Our Virtual Dream Tree GROW GROW empowers women throughout West Michigan to achieve their dreams. Share one of your dreams to our virtual dream tree, or send a shout-out to an empowered woman who is following her dreams. You’ll be entered to win a Nike Women’s Element Hoodie, embroidered with the Gazelle Girl logo. And, join us […]

Published: March 01, 2016

9 Critical Components to Creating Your Business Plan

9 Critical Components to Creating Your Business Plan   When it comes to finding success for your business, the careful creation of your business plan is a crucial part of that journey. Your business plan is a living document that should project a three- to five-year plan and outline the blueprint for your organization to […]

Published: January 02, 2016

Businesses You May Not Have Considered

This is an era in which amazing tools and resources for entrepreneurship (many of them related to the Web somehow) exist for people, such as women, who traditionally faced impediments from going into business. Yet another advantage of the current day is that there are many emergent markets and industries that provide excellent traction for […]

Published: December 28, 2015

The Minimization of the ‘Glass Ceiling’

Whether there still exists inequality between men and women in our society today is undebatable.  From gender pay gaps in the workforce to social norms rooted in chauvinistic attitudes, women continue to be a minority within the invisible hierarchy of modern society.   What is GROW?   To facilitate women's place in the laborforce, Grand […]

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