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How Much Should a PPP Borrower Worry About SBA FAQ Question 31?
May 07, 2020

Small business owners across America have scrambled over the past month to obtain over $5 billion in PPP loans with the promise that such loans will be forgiven if proceeds are used to retain employees and cover certain types of business expenses…

A Few Things Small Business Owners Should Know About PPP Loans
May 07, 2020

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a massive loan program designed to incentivize small businesses to retain staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Aside from the immediate infusion of capital to help address short-term cash flow concerns,…

COVID-19 ALERT: RMA Launches Retail Relief 2020
April 08, 2020

Thumbs up to the Retail Merchants Association for announcing a special program to benefit the RVA small business community. Branded as “Retail Relief 2020”, RMA is offering free membership to all local retail businesses for the next six…

Support Your Local Newspaper!
April 02, 2020

I’ve been an RTD subscriber since moving to Richmond in 1996, and while I did convert to a digital subscription last year, I continue to enjoy the RTD and appreciate its value to the RVA community.  It appears they are currently running an…

A Few Marketing Myths for Small Biz Owners to Understand
January 27, 2020

I had a great time at the most recent Friday Forum organized by the Retail Merchants Association. The featured speaker was Brand Federation’s Kelly O’Keefe and he focused his remarks on common marketing myths and mistakes. While his examples…

Figuring Out Which Licenses Apply to Your Business
November 20, 2019

It is not surprising that a restaurant selling alcohol needs a liquor license or that a construction company needs a contractor’s license before it can start building houses or office buildings. But many business owners in different industries…

Should a Dormant Nonprofit Organization Deactivate the “Donate” Button on its Website?
October 28, 2019

For an inactive nonprofit organization that is not engaged in any formal activities or fundraising efforts, there is no reason to have a functioning “Donate” or “Donate Here” button on its website as it only creates risk (albeit not…

Join us on August 8, 2019 at the Richmond SCORE First Step Workshop for Entrepreneurs and Prospective Business Owners
August 05, 2019

Richmond SCORE’s First Step Workshop for Entrepreneurs and Prospective Business Owners is coming up this Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. RVA small business attorney Eric Perkins will discuss business entity formations and…

Pop Quiz for Nonprofit Board Members
July 18, 2019

While millions of civic-minded, passionate individuals volunteer their valuable time and talent each year to serve on nonprofit boards, the pertinent question not asked often enough is “How engaged is our board of directors?” If you are…