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Michigan hoophouse program benefits farmers, families, and markets

Low-tech by design, the simple hoophouse helps extend the farmer’s growing season. Learn how one Michigan program supports hoophouse farms so growers can stock markets, schools, and institutions with farm-fresh food year round.

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.

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.

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.
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