Monday, November 18, 2013 - 14:34
Many times when an entrepreneur has a great idea, business guidance is needed to get it from conception to market. That is where a mentor from SCORE can help.
The Peninsula chapter of SCORE recently presented a volunteer recruitment session for business professionals at the Virginia Peninsula...
Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 16:25
Nationwide, veterans own 2.4 million businesses, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s 9 percent of all U.S. businesses.
To salute them on Veterans Day, we asked two local “vetrepreneurs” to share their stories.
Business PostNet of Norfolk provides...
Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 16:03
The day before her company's spring picnic, Erin Kern, executive assistant at Comfort Systems of Virginia in Chesapeake, read some fine print and realized she needed a permit for the 1,200-square-foot tent she'd ordered from an event supplier.
It was too late - and over-budget, besides...
Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 13:39
Zombie movies, TV shows, books, games and even commercials are all the rage these days. But can these fictional creatures – and the humans who battle them – teach us anything about entrepreneurship?
Sure, we’ll bite:
1. Fighting the walking dead requires a team effort. When...
Friday, September 6, 2013 - 08:04
We all slip up in our personal and professional lives. If we’re smart, those mistakes teach us lessons that help us grow. Most successful businesspeople – including the local entrepreneurs below – say that they first had to fail in order to succeed. (And they’ve all...
Friday, August 30, 2013 - 09:39
To celebrate Labor Day, we’ve compiled a list of popular recordings that reflect the holiday’s working-class vibe. Here’s our chronological Top 10 Songs for Labor Day. Our tip? Give ‘em a listen. (And enjoy the accompanying YouTube videos.)
1. “Sixteen Tons,...
Friday, July 19, 2013 - 18:52
Summertime blues? Not with these expert tips for juggling work and play.
Take a vacation
Yes, you can get away and still keep tabs on the business. Take advantage of apps that allow you to work remotely, including:
Tripit organizes travel itineraries - plane tickets, hotel reservations, car...
Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 08:45
Accounting and e-commerce are two of the fastest-growing sectors for small businesses.
From tax preparation to bookkeeping, the accounting industry had the second-highest profit margin (21.2 percent) in the last year, according to a May Sageworks report. E-commerce is expected to outpace sales...
Friday, June 14, 2013 - 08:58
To prevent employee theft, small businesses must think big, say local police and entrepreneurs.
“When it comes to policies and procedures regarding money, even the smallest companies need to act like a big business,” said Brandt Hess, Hampton economic crime detective. “It is...
Friday, May 31, 2013 - 17:24
Forced to relocate her bookstore last year, Lynn Howard tried in vain to spread the word that Bargain Books was moving to Ghent from Wards Corner Mall.
She slid a map with directions and parking information into customers' bags. She handed out bookmarks printed with the new address and a...