May 13, 2013
Companies in the Greater Richmond Region are growing at top speed. Within the last seven days, two lists which identify the nation’s and region’s largest and most quickly growing firms have been released, and each feature businesses with local presence.
May 10, 2013
Themed Getting Down to Small Business, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released its fourth annual Enterprising States study earlier this week. The study reviewed state-level policies that are designed to bolster small business activity, and the importance of the small business community to the nation’s overall economic recovery.
May 01, 2013
On April 30th, the BusinessFirst program paused to thank all of the members of its invaluable volunteer network, and the Business First economic development professionals who coordinate their existing business outreach efforts.
April 23, 2013
Business Appreciation Week is quickly approaching and a wide variety of events are being organized to thank, and keep informed, Virginia’s valuable existing business community. Governor McDonnell announced earlier today that on June 5, 2013, he will host the Governor’s Small Business Summit in partnership with the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).
March 04, 2013
Running a small business is stressful. As an entrepreneur, you have enough things to worry about without having to constantly check on your finances. That’s why it’s helpful for small business owners to take a few steps financially to give themselves a little breathing room. Here are some ways you can help organize your business:
November 07, 2012
The State Trade and Export Promotion Grant (STEP) in Virginia is aimed towards helping smaller, new-to-export businesses go global. The program is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). By providing trade-related resources and services, they hope to help smaller businesses generate new export revenues and create or retain new jobs for Virginia.
October 29, 2012
If you employ workers with technical and trades training, listen up! The Hanover Business Council and Hanover County Public Schools welcomes you to the Hanover Center for Trades and Technology on November 15th, at 5:00 p.m. for a program designed to bring together businesses, prospective employers, and well-qualified students.
October 03, 2012
The Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. today released the annual report for Business First Greater Richmond, a program that supports the growth and retention of existing businesses. Business First partners responded to 85 specific requests for business assistance and supported the creation of $75.8 million in new capital investment and 1,251 new jobs. The program is managed and executed at the local level by the economic development offices in Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico and the City of Richmond.
September 24, 2012
Join the Virginia Employment Commission on Monday, October 15th, 8:00am to 3:00pm, for their 2012 Employer Conference! This year the Conference reveals techniques to enhance your business using social media, a diverse workforce and a better understanding of employment regulations.
June 28, 2012
Inspire Youth@Work links young adults ages 16 – 21 with businesses interested in eager, hard-working employees looking to learn more about careers in various industries. This program of the Resource Youth Network and Resource Business Solutions is partnering with companies, local government, and community organizations to match young adults with meaningful work experiences, further developing our region’s workforce.