May 12, 2014
The June 12 Export Kick-Off Conference schedule for matchmaking is now open.
May 06, 2014
For companies thinking about exporting for the first time, sure, there are lots of reasons why it can't be done. Have you ever taken time to think about why it CAN? Here's a quick list of the Top 10 Reaseons to Consider Exporting.
April 10, 2014
Business First will unveil the Greater Richmond Export Initiative during a kick-off event open to the public on June 12, 2014 at the University of Richmond. Content will be geared towards companies that are new to exports and companies already exporting but interested in exploring new markets. Representatives of all levels of government, university partners, private companies, and export service providers will take part in relaying to firms the significance and ease of exploring exports. Following the kick-off, GRP will begin to roll-out an ongoing training and awareness campaign to build on the momentum of our initial efforts.
April 02, 2014
Business First Greater Richmond, the business retention and expansion program of the Greater Richmond Partnership, is launching the Greater Richmond Export Initiative, a regional effort to grow local exports. Modeled after the Metropolitan Export Initiative of the Brookings Institution, the project will work to reach companies at their point of production where industries cluster and innovate, tap into regional supply chains, take advantage of the metro’s intermodal transportation network, and utilize strategic relationships with local, state, and federal leaders to access a large yet manageable audience – all for the purpose of boosting international sales activity.
March 03, 2014
In case you missed it, things are changing at the SBA. In the Richmond District Office, Ms. Jaqui West is serving as the Acting Director while Jayne Armstrong is on a special assignment in the Administration’s field operations office in DC.
February 18, 2014
In case you missed it, lots of great news circulated last week about the advancements of the region’s growing community of innovative entrepreneurs. Get a quick recap with these two articles.
February 18, 2014
There’s so much news about the skills gap, employment and unemployment that the state of the job market and one’s odds of finding good job candidates can get overwhelming. Thank goodness for the Resource Business Solutions team!
January 10, 2014
Gee, I wish I had better blogging skills; it could be such a powerful tool! Oh, I’m in luck! Hanover’s Economic Development Department if hosting a blogging workshop on January 20th!
January 10, 2014
Have a noteworthy company in mind? Are you the owner or operator of a noteworthy company? I’m not talking about just any kind of company. I’m talking about the kind of company that deserves national recognition. You do? Good! There are just a few days left to submit applications for the SBA Small Business of the Year Awards. Check out the categories and award criteria, and good luck!
October 21, 2013
There is certainly much to be celebrated about building relationships with local companies – the everyday mission of the Greater Richmond Partnership’s Business First initiative. Companies provide the most important insight a community can gain about the business community. They are the biggest job creators and invest the most capital in their localities, improving the quality of life - two major successes for a community.