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#RVABizLaw Tip of the Day: A Dilemma Every Multi-Owner Startup Business Faces
February 07, 2019

A dilemma facing every startup business with more than one owner—how to divide up initial ownership equity?  Bottom line is that there’s no simple answer.  Every situation should be addressed on its own facts and circumstances, but here…

Perkins named to Best Lawyers in America list for Franchise Law
September 04, 2018

RVA small business and franchise attorney Eric Perkins has been selected by peers in the legal community to be included in the 25th edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in franchise law for the ninth year in a row.  With over…

#RVABizLaw Tip of the Day: Be Careful Not to Convert Your Nonprofit Volunteers into Employees
August 01, 2018

Our nonprofit struggles to recruit and retain volunteers to help with our community events and activities, can we offer financial incentives or other "perks" as a recruiting tool? Reimbursing reasonable out-of-pocket…

Community Service a Great Part of Small Business Ownership
May 15, 2018

Having the flexibility and freedom of contributing your time, talent, and resources to charitable causes you find worthwhile is one of the best things about owning your own business. Over the course of the past month, I have had a great time…

#RVABizLaw Tip of the Day: Communicating with Employees When Selling Your Business
May 08, 2018

An often overlooked issue in small business acquisitions is when and how to let employees about the transaction.  Two things are clear—every situation is different and timing is important. Sharing this information too early could cause intense…

2018 SCOREcard Business Pitch Competition Underway
April 06, 2018

Nearly two dozen RVA small business startups are competing for a $5,000 top prize and bragging rights in the local business community. C&F Bank hosted a reception on Wednesday night for the contestants, sponsors, judges, and SCORE mentors.…

Now that’s a Happy Customer!
April 05, 2018

To succeed as a small business owner, you have to develop a base of happy and loyal customers who appreciate the product or service you provide and, even better, are willing to brag about your business to others. Here's a great example of a…

March Breakfast Meeting Hosted by Henrico Business Leaders
March 02, 2018

This promises to be an exciting event for any entrepreneur or small business owner as Richmond Raceway President Dennis Bickmeier will be discussing how the Raceway has innovated and re-imagined itself to retain its status as the crown jewel…

Perkins to Headline Center for Nonprofit Excellence Workshop on November 29
November 02, 2017

Richmond small business and nonprofit attorney Eric Perkins will be presenting “Great Beginnings and Graceful Endings--Tips for Navigating the Employee Hiring and Termination Process” at the Center for Nonprofit Excellence in Charlottesville,…