SMALL BUSINESS & STARTUPS
Start Garden, Michigan SBDC, GROW and more
A Caribbean-inspired restaurant in the heart of Grand Rapids closed down.
A sushi supplier to Ferris State University is making an impact providing meals to orphans and employing refugees from Myanmar.
Fans of waffles, cocktails and coffee — particularly all three at once — will have a new brunch hangout this fall.
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University’s international Wege Prize competition was awarded grant funding to extend the annual competition for five more years through 2025.
Mokaya, a Grand Rapids chocolatier known for high-tier chocolates, partnered with a South American producer on a unique product.
Trademark owners will have to adhere to some new rules and procedures later this year, courtesy of the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (TMA.)
The tumult of the past 15 months is leading many business owners to think about retirement, but a local firm says only 1 in 4 have a formal succession plan in place.
A West Michigan woman is turning her family tragedy into joy by doing something she loves.
The Right Place launched a Diverse Business Directory for greater Grand Rapids on its website as part of its economic inclusion initiatives.
Wise Men Distillery of Kentwood recently opened a new tasting room in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, at 146 Monroe Center NW in the McKay Tower.
LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday proposed spending $300 million in federal COVID-19 funding to help Michigan businesses pay workers $15 an hour.
A recently formed venture capital firm acquired a same-day small package delivery and errand service business.
Bell’s Brewery is taking Oberon fans to new shores with a tropical take on the summer beer.
Start Garden has made its presence felt in this region’s business community ever since it was founded nine years ago by Rick DeVos.
The Small Business Association of Michigan chose its next president and CEO to succeed the organization’s outgoing leader next year.
The economic development agency for Allegan and Ottawa counties will celebrate the years of work that led to the success of local startups at a public event next month.
A local events and rental company finished renovating its new headquarters and showroom in Wyoming and is about to open a new location in Holland.
Midwest Movement Collective is seeking funding to open its doors.
FLINT — A Flint business owner was sentenced to one year in prison for illegally dumping nearly 48 million gallons (182 million liters) of liquid landfill waste into the city's sewers over several years.
Eion Jackson is one of those rare high school seniors who knows exactly what he’s going to do with his life, and he’s already making it happen.
Taste of Muskegon is gearing up to host the first of its two major events this year with the unveiling of a tour map of restaurants and food trucks countywide.
Grandville-based Littlefoot Coffee Roasters received the 2021 Entrepreneur of the Year award from the Michigan State University Product Center during its Making It In Michigan conference.
A former Grand Rapids realtor has left an established career of 12 years to open her own e-commerce shop.
Eastern Kille Distillery participated in the world’s largest spirits competition for the second year and earned its first double gold medal, the highest medal awarded.
A large group of graduates of the small business coaching and training program SpringGR will provide a one-stop shop for last-minute Mother’s Day gifts this weekend.