Tag: small business
A recent study on the state of financing for small businesses show that as much as 82% of U.S. small businesses have their loan applications denied when they apply to a bank.
The plight of many small business owners is figuring out how they are going to expand their marketing effort without impacting the bottom line too heavily.
A local area network is something that’s important for small business to focus on, regarding security and protection against vulnerabilities.
The Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity is hosting Entrepreneur Express: Moving your Business Forward.
Bipartisan, bicameral legislation would reduce duplicative filing costs for small businesses looking to offer retirement plans.
Senator Jeremy McPike’s bill to provide optional bonding for Class A and B contractors passed the Virginia Senate.
Treasury released a report with new data on sources of health insurance coverage for small business owners and self-employed workers.
Sens. Mark Warner and Susan Collins have introduced a bill to reduce filing costs for small business looking to offer retirement plans.
Anne Holton and Norfolk Mayor Kenny Alexanderhighlighted Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine’s new plan for small businesses.
Vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine held a roundtable with local small business leaders in Lakewood, Colo.
Hillary Clinton is proposing a package of reforms and innovations to jumpstart small business startups, and strengthen small business growth.
Meetings are an essential part of getting business done and moving on with decision making for your business.
As we well know, small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and the ability for these entities to access private capital is imperative.
There are a lot of things that you need to consider in order to prepare your business for success in the present.
The House Financial Services Committee recently passed the Investment Advisers Modernization Act of 2016 with a bipartisan vote of 47-12.
Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia has introduced the Investment Advisers Modernization Act of 2016 (H.R. 5424).
For those businesses that still don’t have an established online presence, the idea of catching up can be daunting.
Waynesboro City Council has proclaimed May as Business Appreciation Month. Only if the City Council actually would appreciate business.
At a time when our economy is struggling, Congress must do everything possible to help small business achieve success.
A new $1 million program will assist small businesses in improving the occupational and technical skills of their workers.
This past week the Financial Services Committee held our first legislative mark-up of the year, approving 10 bills to reduce regulatory burdens on our Main Street businesses.
Grow Waynesboro is partnering with the Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center to provide free business training.
My name is Cole Scrogham and I am a small business owner in Augusta County, providing consulting and management services to Motorsport companies all over the US and Europe,
Your small business offers the best products, services, both, of anybody in your market. But if people don’t know your name, they’re not going to know to call, email, etc., to find out what you have.
Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released a statement after the House passed the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act, which would maintain the definition of small employer as those with 50 or fewer employees.
The issue of 1099 reporting is one topic that seems to be too often overlooked. It is the business owner’s responsibility to comply with the 1099 rules, and more than likely almost every business has at least one 1099 that should be issued.
Aren’t we all looking for the secret to getting new business – new customers, new clients? I can let you in on the secret. You’re not going to like it. It involves work – hard work, and smart work.
Recent revelations that Walmart, the world’s biggest corporation, is maintaining secret subsidiaries in well-known offshore tax havens are outrageous but far from surprising to small business owners.
Today’s episode of The Chris Graham Show features a preview of the 2015 ACC Football Kickoff, a look at early, early polling in the 2017 Virginia governor race, then shifts gears to talk marketing for small business.
Too often in small business we tend to think about our efforts at marketing only when business is slow, as in, Oh, crap, what do we have coming in, we need to do something, fast.
Lane-Corman Joint Venture will hold a vendor fair for local, small and disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) contractors, vendors and suppliers interested in subcontracting for the Route 29 Solutions highway improvement projects.
Health Works for Northern Virginia, in conjunction with small business organization Small Business Majority, will host a webinar on Thursday, July 9, 2015, on the healthcare law and its impact on Virginia small businesses and entrepreneurs.
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the launch of a key component of his efforts to catalyze entrepreneurism in the Commonwealth. The Virginia Velocity business plan competition opened today and is overseen by the Office of the Secretary of Commerce and Trade. The competition focuses on entrepreneurs in the key strategic growth sectors of bioscience and energy.
American small businesses have been the backbone of our nation’s economy for centuries. Today, more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business.
Driving through the Sixth Congressional District is a lesson in the role small businesses play in shaping and growing our communities.
Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) recently introduced the Small Company Disclosure Simplification Act, H.R. 1965. This legislation would streamline regulations for small public companies, removing disincentives for companies to access capital in the public markets.
Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Advisory Boards Act, which would create a Small Business Advisory Board at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
Augusta County announced Thursday the launch of a Small Business Loan Fund. The county’s first-ever loan fund program is aimed at boosting ideas to reality by supporting entrepreneurial activity in our growing economy.
It’s tough for businesses to get their messages to stand out with so much marketing going on around us. TV, radio, newspapers, the Internet, smartphones, social media: we’re literally surrounded by marketing messages every second of every day.
It’s not enough to just have a business website. Having a web presence in and of itself is all well and good, but it has to add to your bottom line.
The Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton District is hosting a series of small business fairs in April and May to show local vendors how they can work with VDOT and other state agencies.
The City of Staunton, in conjunction with Staunton Creative Community Fund, received a USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant in May 2014 to provide technical assistance to the City’s small business community. The City has selected Skill Set Partners, LLC to provide supply chain consulting services.
It was with great disappointment that I read your February 5 piece attacking Rep. Bob Goodlatte and his leadership in Congress on such a key issue as the corn ethanol mandate, commonly referred to as the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).
Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 636, America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act, which would make permanent several tax provisions, including one that allows small businesses and family farms to expense certain investments in new equipment and property each year.
Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 527, the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act.
Thanks to a $90,000 grant, local small businesses will soon have an opportunity to participate in workshops that could help them increase net gains and achieve added value along the rural supply chain.
Today, small business owners are in a race against more than simply the pursuit of their own dreams, or growth goals, or long-term visions for their companies.
The Small Business Revival podcast with host Brian Mininger features an interview with Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham.
In a blow to Virginia travel and tourism, Governor Terry McAuliffe’s new budget proposal includes a new travel services tax on consumers who use the services of online travel agencies (OTAs), brick and mortar travel agents, small business tour operators, and other travel intermediaries.
As a restaurant owner operating in four states and looking to expand, I’m happy to see the minimum wage going up in 21 states to kick off the new year. I’d like to see the federal minimum wage increase as well to benefit business and our economy nationwide.
People ask me all the time, How did you do it? This time last year, I weighed in at 275 pounds. I’m down to 177 as I write this, just short of 100 pounds off that high, or depending on your perspective, that low, low point.
The U.S. Senate is expected to move forward with legislation that cleared the House of Representatives last week for retroactive tax extenders.
Whether shopping at the mall, at a local small business, or online, 2014 holiday sales nationwide are forecast to reach approximately $616.9 billion dollars.
Governor Terry McAuliffe at last week’s Virginia Economic Summit announced the City of Staunton as one of the first three communities that will each receive up to $100,000 for small business development.