FINANCE

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 16:12
Banks and other institutions that participate in the Small Business Lending Fund outpace non-SBLF lenders in loans to small businesses, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In Virginia alone, SBLF lenders have boosted their lending by $531.7 million over baseline...
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 10:05
This month is blooming with business tax deadlines. As you prepare your 2013 returns, remember these five tips from the IRS to prevent the most common mistakes: 1. Keep good records. Retain canceled checks, receipts and other evidence of business income and expenses. How long should you hold...
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 18:00
She doesn't retire from the U.S. Army for another five years, but Chief Warrant Officer 3 Helen Sutton is getting a head start on her future as a business owner. Sutton, a supply systems technician at Fort Eustis in Newport News, plans to open a janitorial service this year. Paul Sotomayor...
Friday, January 10, 2014 - 21:21
When Taylor McClenny and the team at ParasitX wanted to take their newly developed digital device for craft brewers to a higher level, he turned to the website Kickstarter.com to help with funding. It was a success. They set a goal to raise $25,000 in 30 days. Their project was so well-...
Monday, December 9, 2013 - 11:48
The smallest businesses generate some of the biggest benefits for the U.S. economy, according to a recent report from the Association for Enterprise Opportunity. Microbusinesses, or those with fewer than five employees, represent 92 percent of all U.S. businesses, say the authors of "...
Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 19:37
For the fourth year in a row, Small Business Saturday will encourage consumers to "shop small" and support local, independent merchants during the busiest retail weekend leading up to Christmas. Conceived by American Express OPEN in 2010, Small Business Saturday 2013 takes place Nov....
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 18:05
Starting Jan. 1, veterans have an extra incentive to start their own business. Those who receive a loan of up to $350,000 through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Express Loan program will be exempt from a borrower upfront fee. “Our nation’s veterans are highly-skilled...
Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 08:49
A man with a gun walks into your place of business and demands money. Do you know what to do? Chesterfield Police Department Cpl. Mike Catron talked about this scary scenario complete with a mock robbery demonstration at the 12th annual Virginia Retail Loss Prevention Conference in Portsmouth...
Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 22:30
If you recently applied for a business loan through the U.S. Small Business Administration, get ready to wait in line because of a backlog created by the government shutdown. As of Oct. 1, all pending applications for the SBA's 7(a) and 504 loans were effectively frozen, said Michael Austin...
Monday, August 5, 2013 - 18:07
Whether you need startup capital or a loan to expand your business, a free seminar in Hampton Roads can show you the money. The “Small Business Financing Workshop” is from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Aug. 7 at the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, 500 E. Main St., Suite 700, in Norfolk....