TESA impact

The Teen Entrepreneur Summer Academy (TESA) has influenced hundreds of high school students in West Michigan over the course of the past ten years. We recently got in touch with some of our past participants to hear first hand how TESA has impacted their lives. 793 more words


Interview with Kim Brunton

Kim is SkinCatering®’s resident expert when it comes to skin. A licensed Aesthetician since 2002, she was at one time an Aesthetics Educator for a… 489 more words


Q&A with Start Garden Community Relations Officer Laurie Supinski

Start Garden has played a large role in Grand Rapids’ entrepreneurship ecosystem since 2012 by giving entrepreneurs a stage to present their ideas to the community while they compete for the opportunity to win $5,000. 1,609 more words

3 Things That Changed My Life

Have you ever had a list of things to do and when you look at the clock it’s the end of the day and everything that was supposed to get done didn’t? 469 more words


Outsource?!?! Tips for Hiring a Virtual Assistant.

Starting a business is very hard and time-consuming. Many tasks need your immediate attention.

  • Research
  • Data entry
  • Social media management/ marketing,
  • Email management,
  • Meetings or conference calls.
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Manufacturing in China as an American Designer — Discover

“China is not a scary place. It is many things, but scary is not one of them. If you are interested in doing business in China, just go….

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Lessons from a local coffee company

Doomed to Fail

Even those who are unfamiliar with business may know the old adage that coffee shops are “doomed to fail.”

Trevor Corlett, owner of Madcap of Coffee Company in downtown Grand Rapids, suggests that many people who open coffee shops do so under the false perception that there is nothing to it. 947 more words