Small Business

Feature Story Jess Resheske launched Blossoms of Joy, a mobile flower cart.
Feature Story ThiMore people are starting a business in 2021. (Photo by bruce mars on Unsplash)

Why 2021 just might be the year to start your business


Development News Bare All Clothing

GRABB grants help area Black businesses navigate COVID-19


Feature Story Bowerman Blueberries is expanding its original farmers market and bringing a restaurant to downtown Holland later this year.

Bowerman bringing blueberries to downtown Holland


Feature Story This prepandemic photo shows yoga instructor Julia Fisher leading a yoga class. She’s helping people find connection through yoga at several lakeshore studios.

Yoga practitioner helps create community along the Lakeshore


Development News Tim Mroz

Over $5 million to be awarded to West Michigan area businesses


Feature Story Customer and employee safety remains a priority for businesses in downtown Holland and Grand Haven.
Feature Story Ed Garner is the Regional Director of the West Michigan Region of Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
Feature Story Tate Shumaker has an Etsy side hustle making habitats for pets.  Their store, Tatescosycreatures, features adorable hideaways shaped like fruits and vegetables for pet hamsters, guinea pigs, and rats.

Time is right for creative people to open Etsy shops


Development News Eric Dzierwa

GVSU student mentors prime small businesses for success


Feature Story Zeeland Board of Public Works is giving Holiday Power Dollars to customers who decorate the exterior of their home or yard for the holidays.
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Feature Story Dons Flowers and Gifts President Douglas J. Vos and office manager Katie DenHerder prepare to give away 3,500 roses to customers, so they can gift the flowers to friends and family in an effort to lift community spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Zeeland shop offers free flowers to lift community spirits