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Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women plans to spread further into the lakeshore market to support budding entrepreneurs.

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GRAND RAPIDS — A $125,000 federal grant provides the funding for Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women to gear up to become a larger lender to small businesses.

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A group of Grand Rapids women who pooled their funds to make a collective charitable donation last year hope to build off the success of their initial event and make more lasting impacts in the community.

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While capital and credit remain more readily available these days for most small business owners, advisers need to do more to educate their clients and generate awareness of the funding options.

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As Huntington Bank commits $5 million to extend its microlending initiative to West Michigan, the bank has also forged partnerships with organizations to work with prospective business borrowers in the region.

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Nonprofits throughout the state of Michigan are losing out on the benefits that can come from having people on their boards of directors who are experienced in public relations.

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Michigan ranked ninth nationally for the number of women-owned businesses, but growth in the sector — measured by new entrants, revenues and overall employment — continues to lag.

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Wednesday, 18 June 2014 21:43

GROW expands microloan program to lakeshore

Support from a community foundation led Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) to set up shop in Muskegon to provide microloans to small businesses on the lakeshore.

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After tripling the available funding for microloans that support small business owners, Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) now wants to partner with local banks to sustain the initiative well into the future.

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Following up a successful launch earlier this year, Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women expects to receive additional federal funding next spring to continue providing microloans to small business owners across a nine-county region.

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