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The Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. is the regional economic development group representing the City of Richmond and the Counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico.

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Greater Richmond companies have access to a network of resources needed to support their business success.

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Launching your career in Greater Richmond just got a little easier.

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Grace Festa

Growing Your Sales

Would you like to increase your sales? Who wouldn’t? Luckily, we’re going to tell you about a FREE, half-day seminar that can help!

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Sara Dunnigan

Get Recruiting Help from Area Career Centers

There are 28 institutions of higher education in the Richmond region (18 four-year and 11 two-year) that represent nearly 78,000 students and confer 11,200 degrees annually. If your business is ready to hire, schools in the Richmond region are ready to help! Read on to learn more about how area college and university career centers can help you navigate on-campus recruiting and connect you to the new talent you need to keep your business growing and thriving.

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Grace Festa

UofR Law Clinic Offers Free Services to Local Businesses in Need

If your business or idea is stuck because you can’t afford to get the legal help you need, you may want to check out the University of Richmond’s Intellectual Property and Transactional Law Clinic. The clinic, staffed by upper-level law students and lead by a UofR law school faculty member, opened in 2010 and has been doing good work in the Richmond community ever since.

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Google Will Get your Business Online for FREE

Want to get your business online?  Well nothing is holding you back now! Google is teaming up with key organizations in Virginia to offer you the opportunity to get your business online for FREE!

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Grace Festa

Calling all ugly websites!

Have you not updated your website in 20 years? Did you design it yourself on Geocities in 1993? Are you legally forced to publish a disclaimer warning that your site may cause seizures in young children? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may just have the ugliest website in Richmond. And…you may be in luck!

If a website makeover is well past due, check out this contest being run by a pair of web developers from Dynamic Web Solutions. They are giving away a $10,000 website makeover to the small business that has the ugliest website.

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VDBA to Host a Growing Sales Seminar

Wednesday, May 25th, a Growing Sales Seminar will be held for aspiring entrepreneurs and developing businesses at the Richmond Times-Dispatch Hanover Plant on 8460 Times-Dispatch Boulevard at 8 o’clock in the morning.

The Virginia Department of Business Assistance has partnered with Hanover Air Industrial Park Business Association and the Hanover Economic Development Department to bring you a free, half-day program.

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Grace Festa

Is it Time to Hire Administrative Help?

As economic indicators continue to point in a positive direction, many local businesses are doing more than just heaving a sigh of relief – they are growing. If your small business is growing and administrative work is piling up faster than you can tackle it, it may be time to hire an assistant.

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VCU’s da Vinci Center approved for Master of Product Innovation Program

Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU’s ) da Vinci Center for Innovation received approval from the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV) on March 22, for a Master of Product Innovation (MPI). The 30 credit hour program is a unique cross-disciplinary master’s program focused on product innovation in the Commonwealth. It is the first Master of Product Innovation in the United States.

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Ride Finders Shows Local Businesses that it Pays to Work from Home

Ride Finders, a division of GRTC Transit System, has been working to educate Richmond businesses about the benefits of telework. As gas prices and other expenses continue their upward climb, teleworking could be a sustainable, money-saving solution for your business.

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Leadership and The Music Paradigm

Taking an accepted idea and presenting it in a different and seemingly unrelated approach can allow you to connect to the idea like you hadn’t before.  I had that experience when attending The Music Paradigm on March 22, 2011 at the Carpenter Theater at CenterStage.

The idea behind the Music Paradigm is to show different styles of leadership and the importance of each team member being a part of a group.  The program was brought by local business consultant Floricane, LLCand the Richmond Symphonyand led by renowned conductor Roger Nierenberg. He is also the author of a book on leadership called “Maestro.”

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