RICHMOND, VA , January 18, 2016 -- Richmond’s SCORE Chapter today announced that its business model competition, The SCOREcard Competition, had received twenty-three entrants from local start-up entrepreneurs – an entrant field that exceeded expectations.
Q: Much has been written recently about identity theft and hacking of individual email accounts. As a small business owner should I be concerned about my business being compromised by these cyber criminals?
Q: I am a relative newcomer to Richmond and do not have many contacts here. I need guidance in selecting the right insurance for my small business. Any suggestions you can offer will be appreciated.
A: The first step is to select a qualified insurance agent. If you are new to the area, you should solicit recommendations from other business owners. Local trade associations and the Chamber of Commerce are a good source for references.
You know the saying about the apple not falling far from the tree? Meet Cynthia South, founder of the South Company, and her son Mike Thomas. Both are full of energy, love creative challenges, and have a knack for communicating with impact. With this shared DNA it’s not surprising that they both pursued marketing careers; Cynthia in the health field, and Mike at the University of South Carolina.
If you want to start a restaurant, there’s no better time.The more than 1 million restaurants in the United States account for 10 percent of the nation’s overall workforce, and 90 percent of them are small businesses with fewer than 50 employees. How can you make your new restaurant stand out from the crowd? Follow these 12 steps.