Tag: small business

Four reasons small business are finding it hard to secure business loans

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.

How to market your small business in a cost efficient manner

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.

Steps you can take to secure your small business network

A local area network is something that’s important for small business to focus on, regarding security and protection against vulnerabilities.

Entrepreneur workshop for small business owners

The Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity is hosting Entrepreneur Express: Moving your Business Forward.

Bill to assist small business offer retirement plans to employees

Bipartisan, bicameral legislation would reduce duplicative filing costs for small businesses looking to offer retirement plans.

Bill to streamline small business licensure passes Senate

Senator Jeremy McPike’s bill to provide optional bonding for Class A and B contractors passed the Virginia Senate.

Report: One in five Marketplace consumers was small business owner, self-employed

Treasury released a report with new data on sources of health insurance coverage for small business owners and self-employed workers.

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Warner, Collins introduce bill to assist small businesses with retirement plans

Sens. Mark Warner and Susan Collins have introduced a bill to reduce filing costs for small business looking to offer retirement plans.

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Anne Holton, Kenny Alexander highlight Clinton/Kaine small business plan

Anne Holton and Norfolk Mayor Kenny Alexanderhighlighted Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine’s new plan for small businesses.

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Tim Kaine holds small business leaders roundtable

Vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine held a roundtable with local small business leaders in Lakewood, Colo.

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Hillary Clinton releases small business plan

Hillary Clinton is proposing a package of reforms and innovations to jumpstart small business startups, and strengthen small business growth.

Tips for entrepreneurs on how to structure a good meeting

Meetings are an essential part of getting business done and moving on with decision making for your business.

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Robert Hurt: Small business access to capital

As we well know, small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and the ability for these entities to access private capital is imperative.

Why the lean strategy can get your business prepared for the future

There are a lot of things that you need to consider in order to prepare your business for success in the present.

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Robert Hurt bill to improve small business access to capital passes House committee

The House Financial Services Committee recently passed the Investment Advisers Modernization Act of 2016 with a bipartisan vote of 47-12.

Robert Hurt introduces bill to improve small business access to capital

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia has introduced the Investment Advisers Modernization Act of 2016 (H.R. 5424).

How small local businesses can catch up with the digital age

For those businesses that still don’t have an established online presence, the idea of catching up can be daunting.

As if Waynesboro actually appreciates business

Waynesboro City Council has proclaimed May as Business Appreciation Month. Only if the City Council actually would appreciate business.

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Robert Hurt: Supporting small business is vital

At a time when our economy is struggling, Congress must do everything possible to help small business achieve success.

Grant will assist small business in training, credentialing workers

A new $1 million program will assist small businesses in improving the occupational and technical skills of their workers.

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Robert Hurt: We must help small business, startups access capital

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.

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Grow Waynesboro offering GrowthWheel® Workshop Series

Grow Waynesboro is partnering with the Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center to provide free business training.

Why I am moving my business out of Augusta County over $374

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,

AFP Marketing Class: How to get attention to your small business

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.

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Robert Hurt backs bill to change definition of small business for healthcare law

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.

Small business: What you need to know about 1099 reporting

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.

The secret to getting new business

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.