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Jennifer Jurgens Joins the National Small Business Association Leadership Council

Founder and CEO Jennifer Jurgens of 1 Bold Step joins the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council, emphasizing the crucial role small businesses have in shaping policy ...
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1 Bold Step wins the 2023 Best of MichBusiness’ Marketing and PR Prophets Award

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. –1 Bold Step has been recognized as one of the 2023 Best of MichBusiness award recipients. This recognition comes as a testament to the agency's exceptional dedication, ...
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Adam Clarke Named 40 Under 40 Award Recipient

This award recognizes and honors 40 emerging business leaders who have played a pivotal role in creating a positive influence on the West Michigan community.
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1 Bold Step Earns HubSpot Platform Onboarding Accreditation

Grand Rapids-based agency recognized for expertise in delivering customized HubSpot onboarding and training to enterprise companies.
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Jennifer Jurgens Selected as a 2023 Most Valuable Entrepreneur by Corp! Magazine

Our CEO and Founder, Jennifer Jurgens, has been recognized as one of Corp! Magazine’s Most Valuable Entrepreneurs of 2023. This award acknowledges Michigan business professionals that are ...
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The Economic Outlook: Should You Dial Your Marketing Up or Down?

Unless you are an economist, you might find the latest economic outlook a bit confusing. Judging from all the conflicting opinions, even the economists are confused. What we do know is that ...
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West Michigan Marketing Agency Purchases Property in North Monroe District Utilizing City of GR Brownfield Redevelopment Program Funding

1 Bold Step worked with the City of Grand Rapids, Small Business Association of Michigan, and the Small Business Administration to navigate environmental tests as well as the purchase ...
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Celebrating Small Business: 1 Bold Step Featured on the Michigan Business Network Podcast

Recently, our very own Jennifer Jurgens and Adam Clarke had the opportunity to be interviewed by the Michigan Business Network as a lead up to the 2022 Michigan Celebrates Small Business ...
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Podcast: How We Help Companies Execute Successful Marketing Strategies

I recently sat down with Eric Schroeder, the host of the West Michigan Business Podcast to talk about everything from advice to a small business owner to who I would want with me during the ...
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Grand Rapids Marketing Operations’ Firm Expands

1 Bold Step, led by Jennifer Jurgens and Adam Clarke, embraces company-wide growth through the hiring of a new Marketing Operations Coordinator and expanding into a new office location. ...
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Two West Michigan marketing experts join forces to launch new agency

1 Bold Step, led by Jennifer Jurgens and Adam Clarke, helps companies bridge the gap between traditional and new marketing GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – 1 Bold Step, formed in 2012 by Jennifer ...
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