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Displaying items by tag: Michigan Women Forward

Sunday, 19 June 2022 18:13

Rotarians launch fund to support women-owned businesses in Muskegon County

Applications are now open for the first round of grants from a newly established fund for women-owned businesses in Muskegon County.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 05 December 2021 18:30

New hire part of Michigan Women Forward’s West Michigan, loan expansion

Hiring a new business development director who’s based in Grand Rapids is part of Michigan Women Forward’s goal to build a larger West Michigan market presence for business lending and support for female-owned businesses and entrepreneurs of color.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 07 November 2021 18:00

Child care, wage trends hold back women’s workforce re-entry

Women have been slower than men to return to the workforce over the past year and a half. They are more often held back by childcare complications from the pandemic and are likely being dissuaded from returning to frontline positions with low pay.

Published in Economic Development

Tuesday, 24 November 2020 17:33

State resilience fund provides $1.5M boost to more than 300 small businesses

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer met virtually today with small business owners who received support from a state grant program and discussed the importance that additional federal support would have on their businesses. 

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 27 September 2020 17:22

Despite recent progress, diversity gap remains in venture capital

Just 13 of the 80 venture capital professionals working in Michigan in 2019 were racial minorities. An equal number of all VC professionals in the state, or 16 percent, were women.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 21 June 2020 16:06

Groups say their assistance with Kent County relief fund merits compensation

  GRAND RAPIDS — In partnering on a $25 million small business relief fund, Kent County and the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce want to tap a number of community and entrepreneurial support organizations to get the word out to companies and provide volunteers to vet grant applicants. 

Published in Finance

Wednesday, 13 May 2020 15:10

New loan, grant funds set up to aid smaller businesses

New grant funds by the state and in Kalamazoo, as well as a loan fund in Grand Haven, are the latest efforts to provide relief to small businesses hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Small Business