GVSU launches new entrepreneurship resource website

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Valley State University's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has launched a new website that executive director Linda Chamberlain hopes will become a hub for West Michigan entrepreneurs to find the best resources and information to help their businesses succeed.

The site (www.entreprnr.net) was developed in response to Chamberlain’s experience coaching and mentoring West Michigan entrepreneurs who were challenged in finding the right resources to help them start and grow their businesses.

"After years of coaching and mentoring and connecting with entrepreneurs in the region, one message was consistent and clear — they need a better way to find the right resources they need when they need them,” Chamberlain said. “This website is geared to provide a solution for this need.”

The site includes information about business acceleration and advisory services, access to capital, and incubation services. It also contains an information and education section to help entrepreneurs who are self-motivated learners.

Chamberlain added that the site will also include a blog with a monthly topic for conversation. She also hopes to modify the site to respond to the expressed needs of entrepreneurs. “This site needs community involvement to maximize the value it can provide,” she said.

Grand Valley State University's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation promotes entrepreneurial culture through quality research and programming, innovative collaborations, and information services in the field of entrepreneurship. For more information visit www.gvsu.edu/ent.