A Story of Hope From One of Your Local, Small Business Owners

A Small Business Successfully Shifting By Ashley Ward Here I am. A small business owner navigating the uncertain waters of a global pandemic. I began my business three years ago with one client. I have built a business that has served over 60 clients and counting. But what happens when the majority of my client […]

Two Things I’ve Learned in Two Years of Running a Startup

Today marks W Talent Solutions’s Two Year Anniversary! One employee, two years, three awards, and countless glasses of wine later (you can do the math), I’ve climbed and clawed my way to the top as one of the leading executive search and recruiting consultancies in West Michigan.  The idea transpired when I couldn’t contain my […]

eightWest – Feature

WoodTV 8 & eightWest The mission behind Safe Haven Ministries For decades, Safe Haven Ministries has been a shelter for abused women and children. Now, opening on December 11th, Safe Haven will double their capacity and open a brand new facility to serve more women and children throughout the West Michigan community. Helping to provide them […]

2018 EPIC Award Finalist

Entrepreneurial. Progressive. Innovative. Collaborative. The 2018 EPIC Awards hosted by the Grand Rapids Chamber with take place on October 30th at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Recipients and finalists alike are honored for their support of the community, their growth and innovation in business, and for their work with others as mentors and collaborators. W Talent Solutions has been nominated […]

Fall Luncheon – Safe Haven Ministries

This September, Safe Haven Ministries held its annual Fall Luncheon at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. Guests enjoyed a wonderful lunch while gaining a greater awareness for Safe Haven’s programs, the impact of domestic violence in our community, as well as hearing a Testimony of Hope from a former client. At this event, Safe […]

Grand Rapids Business Journal – Feature

“W Talent Solutions pours 10 percent of revenue into anti-domestic abuse nonprofit while empowering women in leadership” This August 2018, W Talent Solutions was featured on the front cover of the Grand Rapids Business Journal and recognized for empowering women in leadership throughout the West Michigan community. As a socially conscious business, Ashley Ward started her […]

Taking Home an American Business Award

W Talent Solutions HONORED AS SILVER STEVIE® AWARD WINNER IN 2018 AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARDS® [New York City, NY] – June 11, 2018 – W Talent Solutions was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Startup of the Year category in The 16th Annual American Business Awards® today. The American Business Awards are […]

Good Company Podcast – Life’s A Peach!

From Single Mother & High School Dropout to Founder of a Successful Recruiting Agency The Grand Rapid’s Chamber has a Podcast: Good Company!  Twice a month, Sarah Cavanaugh sits down with some of Grand Rapid’s greatest professionals, creatives, people looking to make a difference, social influencers, and even the newbies in town with a cool […]

West Michigan Christian News – Feature

Ashley Ward has so many reasons to smile. In early 2017, the 28-year-old launched W Talent Solutions LLC, a successful socially conscious recruiting firm that helps fill mid-to senior-level positions for West Michigan companies. The name, W Talent Solutions, is inspired by Founder, Ashley Ward’s story of survival from domestic violence making the name a hand-in-glove […]

2018 Good For Grand Rapids Award

Local First hosted its inaugural Good for Grand Rapids Awards ceremony in March 2018.  Categories included: Good For The Environment, Good For The Community, Good For Governance, and Good For Employees. Local First has a passion for people living and working together in sustainable community. As a branch under Good For Michigan, Local First is West Michigan’s […]