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Lumber Liquidators tops best small biz list

Al Harris October 15, 2009 0

Toano-based Lumber Liquidators  has been named the best small business in the country by Forbes in its annual ranking if the 200 Best Small Companies in America. The company makes and sells hardwood flooring.

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Businesses seek tourniquet for health care costs

Aaron Kremer May 27, 2009 2

Insurance agents in Richmond who help businesses select plans say they are hearing from every one of their clients as the recession forces business owners to find savings.

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New businesses, where art thou?

Al Harris February 26, 2009 1

Businesses usually sprout during recessions – when laid-off workers give entrepreneurship serious thought – but the volume of new businesses in Richmond seems to be declining. Richmond has issued 111 business licenses this year,

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Local duo zips up distribution deal

Al Harris February 10, 2009 0

A local husband-and-wife design team will soon have their product sold through direct-response TV and at major retailers nationwide through a licensing agreement with Massachusetts-based distributor Harvest Direct. Chris and Kat Costello, owners of

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The key to success in 2009

Aaron Kremer January 2, 2009 0

This might just be the year of the small business, but buckle up: Things will likely get worse before they get better. Economists often say that each high-paying job at a manufacturing plant or

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Entrepreneurs coming out of woodwork

Aaron Kremer October 31, 2008 0

More people might be starting businesses now that major employers are laying off workers or curtailing raises and career advancement. The Virginia Department of Business Assistance reported that activity for the Business One-Stop website

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State starts program to guarantee souring biz loans

Aaron Kremer October 23, 2008 0

Governor Tim Kaine has authorized the state to guarantee a total of $3 million in existing small business loans for Virginia businesses. The Virginia Small Business Financing Authority quickly approved a new program to

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More SBA-backed loans in Virginia going into default

Richmond BizSense September 2, 2008 0

The number of delinquent Small Business Administration-insured loans in Virginia is rising. Last week BizSense reported that bankruptcy filings for businesses and individuals is rising in Richmond. The SBA could not provide statistics in

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