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David Oppenhuizen

Como los propietarios de pequenas empresas pueden evitar situaciones temibles

Una encuesta del año 2018 realizada por “CB Insights” mostró que dos de las cinco principales razones por las cuales las nuevas empresas fracasan son la falta de capital y no tener el personal adecuado en el lugar necesario. Vea cómo tres proveedores de servicios locales buscan educar y apoyar a sus clientes a través de estas áreas.

GROWlist

Research, risk, and a great accountant: How small business owners avoid scary situations

A 2018 survey conducted by CB Insights showed two of the top five reasons startup businesses fail are lack of capital and not having the right team in place. See how three local service providers seek to educate and support their clients in these arenas.

snow list

Snow Machines Inc. provides snow all across the globe

When the weather doesn't cooperate, Snow Machines Inc. is able to produce snow that looks and feels just like what comes from Mother Nature. We take a look into how this local, family-owned company makes snow all over the world.

Revolution Farms

Disrupting big agriculture means taking your crops indoors: West Mich. growers show us how

With new techniques like hydroponics and aquaponics — as well as carefully curated hoop houses — these futuristic farmers are closing the gap for fresh, home-grown, diverse produce and redefining farm-to-fork for a new generation.

Grace

G-sync: Ripples of change happen as Marlee Grace circulates back to Grand Rapids for a year

Brain circulation (or better known as the act of leaving, learning from outside, and then (possibly) returning) is a popular emerging topic within circles trying to solve the talent crisis locally. Publisher Tommy Allen sits down with Marlee Grace to talk about her former life here, her adventures on the road, the release of her new book, and an artist residency program.

Guillermo

Advocating for the Latinx business community: How one organization supports economic growth

Having personally experienced challenges finding quality employment and getting connected when he moved to Grand Rapids 10 years ago, West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Guillermo Cisneros is now forging partnerships within West Michigan to help educate and empower the Latinx business community.

Guillermo

En defensa de la comunidad empresarial latinx: Como un organizacion apoya crecimiento economico

Después de haber experimentado personalmente los desafíos para encontrar un buen empleo y hace los necesarios contactos cuando se mudó a Grand Rapids hace 10 años, director ejecutivo de la Cámara de Comercio Hispana del Oeste de Michigan, Guillermo Cisneros ahora está apoyando organizaciones en West Michigan para ayudar a educar y empoderar a la comunidad empresarial latinx.

Plant

Local entrepreneurs collaborate to navigate new cannabusiness industry

After local medical marijuana regulations and statewide recreational use have passed, local advocates and entrepreneurs work together to navigate the new cannabusiness economy.

MuseGR

Muse GR aligns purpose and passion with creativity on the westside

The city has seen its fair share of art galleries over the years, but this year a new space opened up with their version of a modern urban gallery as Muse GR, and the rest is history. Publisher Tommy Allen sits down with Muse GR's Stephen Smith, M.Ed. and Taylor Smith.

truck list

What we've been eating in Grand Rapids: A year of the local food scene

With the opening of new restaurants, food trucks, and exciting new culinary ventures, 2018 has been quite a year of food for Grand Rapids. Check out our coverage of the local food scene this past year.

InLifeNowTravel

G-Sync: In Life Now husband and wife team once again expand their brand

Bryan and Toresa Blakely of In Life Now Travel are setting a refreshing local standard about how area entrepreneurs in love are able to support each other as they navigate the relaunch of their business.

Skot Welch

RapidChat: Skot Welch on helping our youth solve problems through story telling

Founded in 2012 by Skot Welch, The Mosaic Film Experience is a workforce initiative working to prepare our youth to be better problem solvers. "We started Mosaic Mobile because not all schools have access to film equipment. Kids practically live on their phones, and we want to show them the opportunities they have on that particular device," explains Welch.

write

Seeking to empower the female voice? Check out the Women who Write Author and Vendor Expo

Since 2013, Hook a Sista Up Collaborative (HASU), a membership-based organization supporting female entrepreneurs, has been creating platforms for West Michigan women to collaborate, empower, and inspire one another. On Saturday, October 6, HASU will present the fourth annual Women who Write Author and Vendor Expo.

Rende

Here's how one new local lender aims to eliminate the racial wealth gap in Grand Rapids

As a local emerging community development financial institution (CDFI), Rende Progress Capital is the only racial equity-focused CDFI to provide loans, investments, and business technical assistance services to excluded entrepreneurs like Asian Americans, African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, and immigrants.

mtpleasant

What's next for Mt. Pleasant? Stay connected with IMG's newest pub, 'Epicenter'

There are plenty of great things happening in Mt. Pleasant and its neighboring communities. We think it’s time people heard more about them.
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