Small Business

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


Feature Story There are steps employers can take to ensure privacy and cybersecurity, even as employees work remotely.
Feature Story Surveys show that 51% of employees report stress and burnout as a result of working at home. 

10 tips to reduce stress for employees working at home


Feature Story Just Goods Gifts recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its new location.

Retailers find new home in Grand Haven’s refurbished Depot


Feature Story Downtown Holland launched its outdoor expansion program in June, allowing shops and restaurants to expand their operations onto the sidewalks and parking spaces. 

Downtown Holland extends popular outdoor expansion program


Feature Story Charles Beasley, a product development engineer at DISHER, is given latitude to work on passion projects such as his mini mobile home he is designed for homeless people.

Stewardship part of DISHER's mission to make a positive difference


Feature Story Andy Rozendaal (left) and John Puttrich (right) comprise the leadership team and are Eighth Day Farm's two full time employees.
Feature Story Spring Lake DDA Director Angela Stanford-Butler, Grand Haven Main Street Executive Director Jeremy Swiftney and Ferrysburg Mayor Rebecca Hopp wear their "love of community" masks.

Communities reframe mask debate into message of unity


Feature Story rules-and-regulations

New bankruptcy law could be lifeline for small businesses


Feature Story Rodger Price is the founder of Leading by Design.

One man’s vision: making West Michigan known for great leadership


Feature Story Jane Clark is the Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce President. 

Chamber trailblazer earns elite designation


Feature Story Customer and employee safety remains a priority for businesses in downtown Holland and Grand Haven.

What businesses need to know about Michigan’s mask mandate


Feature Story Jennifer Owens is president of Lakeshore Advantage.
Feature Story Liz Hoffswell is a small business expert.
Feature Story Drip is one of 10 downtown Zeeland businesses that received a MEDC grant.
Feature Story The interactive exhibit, located on the corner of Main Avenue and Elm Street, takes the shape of a wall made up of red and white campaign-style buttons.

Zeeland exhibit designed to bolster community support