Small Business Services

Founded in 1989 as a non-profit economic development organization, Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) provides all promising entrepreneurs with opportunities to develop the skills and acquire the knowledge they need to achieve business success.

Whether you are new to the world and language of running a business, are working to keep your start-up business viable, or are striving to keep your established business relevant in today’s economy, GROW’s programs can meet your needs.


GROW offers services in four key areas:

  1. Entrepreneurial Training
  2. Business Counseling
  3. Business Lending & Loans
  4. Networking

GROW’s training programs and free business counseling not only help you to evaluate your readiness to own a business and the feasibility of your business idea, but also provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to get your business started and to keep it growing during the first few years of its existence. In addition, GROW offers continuing business education and networking opportunities to help your business move forward for more profitability, new markets, and operational expansion.

GROW continues to develop classes and programs that will support small business owners throughout their entrepreneurial journey. Please contact GROW if you are looking for resources and training specific to your business situation.