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How businesses can save on travel

If you’re running a small to medium size business, you’re going to want to save as many dollars as possible in the first years of trading, while not harming the products and services that you’re offering.

Business on a budget: A guide for aspiring entrepreneurs

Most successful and huge companies started out humble and small. For most entrepreneurs, starting a business can be risky especially when you only have limited resources. Establishing your own empire takes time, hard work, effort, and self-reliance, and you have to learn to be independent first before you can manage other people.

Can a small business survive these days without an online presence?

We are in the midst of the digital era, a time when people are increasingly connected to various devices to do everything from getting information to purchase products to maintain friendships with others. It certainly has infiltrated the business world to a great degree.

How to establish credit as a business

Small businesses have the odds stacked against them in regards to getting approved for business funding. To ensure that you’re prepared for the loan application process, you’ll want to be as knowledgeable as possible.

Tips for inspiring successful business in life

Find out the best and most trusted tips for a successful business with due diligence and expertise in line with the most desirable business legends.

Valuable tips on how to grow a successful business

You may hear a huge number of individual, practical recommendations from business leaders and people with sufficient experience. But still what tips are suitable for any business?

Top 10 reasons your business needs consulting

Whether you’re starting a new company or growing an existing business, one day you might need the help of a professional. A consultancy business plan can save you thousands of dollars.

Exploring business opportunities that will be around for a lifetime

Most people have thought about starting a new business at some point in the future. There is a good chance that you fit into this category.

Five things you need to know before choosing a merchant services provider

In order to be successful in this line of work, you will have to get all of your ducks in a row before opening your business.

Easy ways to boost your small business

When you do not own any substantial business, it is very denouncing to get finance for the growth of your work.

Creative ways of promoting your business

Promoting a business effectively isn’t easy. Consumer psychology is a complex field and one that we are really only now beginning to truly understand.

Different ways that businesses can invest their profits

As a business owner, there is nothing better than earning a profit. Your hard work has finally come to fruition and you are actually making money.

Why streamlined systems are essential for any business

The business environment of the 21st century is more competitive than anything we have seen in years gone by.

How to successfully implement new business ideas

The concept of innovation is one that’s highly coveted in the business world, but have you ever wondered what happens after a great idea is introduced?

Five vital tips for running a home business

Running a business from home is often a dream scenario for aspiring entrepreneurs that are restricted by a middling 9-to-5 job.

Best mobile forms software for your company

Electronic forms are popular nowadays and many organizations use them to improve their business.

McAuliffe announces second phase of Virginia Business Ready Sites Program award recipients

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced Phase II of the Virginia Business Ready Sites Program (VBRSP) development grants.

Are you trying to set up your own business? Here’s why it’s important to hire a business accountant

When you open up shop, your first impulse might be to hire a bunch of your relatives or friends because you figure that the money stays in the family that way.

Lee Hnetinka’s Darkstore changing the delivery services for online retail businesses

Lee Hnetinka is a name gaining much attention in the business sphere of delivery services.

EPA indicates it will delay worker protection rule changes

Farmers who must meet revised provisions of the EPA Agricultural Worker Protection Standard may be facing a relaxed deadline for compliance.

Bill encourages stock options for employees of startups, privately-held firms

A bill introduced this week would make it easier for startups to give employees an ownership stake by awarding stock options.

Four ways business owners can command more respect from their teams

Whether you’re dealing with a less-than-loyal team or the phenomenon of “lazy millennial” workers, the fact remains that commanding respect from employees isn’t always easy.

Why companies are turning to portable buildings for office space

Many business owners think they have to raise revenue in order to be profitable. One overlooked aspect of proper financial management is cutting down on spending.

Flavored milk may be making a school lunch comeback

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is working to bring back 1 percent flavored milk to the National School Lunch and School Breakfast program.

How to distribute more efficiently and sell through social media

When it comes to distributing yours or someone else’s products, you are advantaged by finding the most efficient ways in which you can sell more.

Sell-by date confusion to be cleared up soon

Many Americans have no idea what “sell by” labels actually mean. The grocery industry has made a move to clear up the confusion.

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Virginia Chamber of Commerce unveils 2017 Fantastic 50

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce celebrated 50 of the fastest growing Virginia companies at the 22nd annual Virginia’s Fantastic 50 Awards Banquet.

How to start small copy and print business

This guide for how to Start Small Copy and Print Business gives an extensive variety of administrations to both organizations and purchasers.

Four tips for effective ecommerce businesses looking to compete globally

The rapid rise of ecommerce has been a long time coming; however, the rate at which global ecommerce has exploded is rather staggering.


Will other states follow Virginia in legalizing casino gaming?

The concept of online casinos and their legality in the US is a complex and non-straightforward issue.

QNet and the baseless allegations of Gurupreet Singh Anand against QNET

Like many multi-level marketing (MLM) companies, QNET has had its fair share of detractors.

What’s an affiliate program? Ways to trade without an initial investment

Is it possible to earn money without investing into the international Forex market? At first glance, such an idea seems absolutely hopeless.

Canadian milk pricing strategy shuts out U.S. dairy farmers

In 2016, U.S. dairy farmers saw the value of milk fall to its lowest level since the recession. Now they’re facing an additional challenge from Canada.

McAuliffe announces new economic impact figures for Virginia agritourism industry

A new economic impact study conducted by Virginia Tech shows that Virginia’s agritourism industry accounts for $2.2 billion in economic activity.

Spectrum Brands to retrain employees in Montgomery County

Spectrum Brands is investing $7.28 million over the next couple years in its Montgomery County operation to purchase equipment.

Consumers paying less this spring for a dozen foods

Americans will be able to eat several meals less expensively this spring than in previous years.

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Shenandoah Valley Partnership director to address Bridgewater College Scott Symposium

Carrie Chenery, director of the Shenandoah Valley Partnership, will headline the Scott Symposium on Business Ethics at Bridgewater College.

The day the music died? Waynesboro fails, again, on Wayne Theatre agreement

The City of Waynesboro will not honor an economic-development agreement with the Wayne Theatre Alliance.

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Cadence wins 2016 Leadership in MedTech Award for contract manufacturing

Medical Design & Outsourcing selected Cadence Inc. as a recipient of the 2016 Leadership in MedTech Award for Contract Manufacturing.

Grupo Phoenix to create 145 new jobs in Pulaski County

Grupo Phoenix will invest $48.7 million to expand its subsidiary manufacturing operation, Phoenix Packaging Operations, in Pulaski County.

How to maximize your digital advertising budget in 2017

This year it’s not just about having a digital advertising strategy. Now, smart businesses are looking at refining their strategies.

Three mistakes to avoid when naming your new company

Choosing a name for your new business is a lot harder than it might seem on the surface.

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Dominion Solar for Schools program expanding

The expansion of Solar for Schools occurs as Dominion’s solar investment in Virginia approaches $1 billion.

NAFTA trading partners recount gains since 1994

Agriculture officials from the Canadian and Mexican embassies detailed benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Hobby Lobby to change advertising practices as part of settlement

Attorney General Mark Herring has reached a settlement with arts and crafts store Hobby Lobby concerning its advertising practices.

SteelFab to expand manufacturing operation in Emporia

SteelFab will invest $2.14 million to expand its manufacturing operation in the City of Emporia.

How to form the leanest startup possible in 2017

The rise of lean startups and solopreneurs is a telling tale for modern business owners.


The role of timing when you start a business

You’ve probably heard the phrase “timing is everything” throughout your life.

Tips for businessmen and entrepreneurs who deal with enormous stress

Dealing with a substantial amount of stress can eventually become overwhelming.

Must-know tips for the CPA exam

Accounting professionals hoping to excel in their field and advance their finance careers tend to focus on one route: achieving the CPA designation.