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Thumbs Up to ForwardRVA for its Efforts to Help the Local Small Biz Community
May 22, 2020

A new program, ForwardRVA, has been organized by Chamber RVA and local business, government, and community leaders to provide resources to support local businesses in reopening and operating safely. Specifically, ForwardRVA is offering free…

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,…

Update for Virginia Small Business Owners on SBA EIDL Loan Program
March 30, 2020

The Virginia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network has 27 local centers across the state. You can get free help from SBDC professional business advisors by clicking here. Please contact them directly to schedule a phone call or virtual…

Insurance for the Virginia Small Business Owner
September 26, 2019

Managing risk is a critical part of owning a small business. Entrepreneurs manage risk every day in a variety of ways. Insurance is a key component of any risk management strategy, and small business owners should seek assistance from experienced…

Five Tips for Small Business Succession Planning
September 05, 2019

For most small business owners, the idea of even considering a succession plan pops to mind only when tragedy strikes or the owner starts giving serious thought to retiring or otherwise getting out of the business. However, succession plans…

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…

Employee Use of Company Resources
June 28, 2019

Small business owners should have written policies concerning employees’ use of company computers, emails, and telephones. Federal and state law give employers quite a bit of flexibility when it comes to monitoring employee emails and phone…

Perkins Talks Business Entity Tips for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners at SCORE First Step Workshop
June 25, 2019

Eric will discuss the importance of doing business through a separate business entity, why LLCs have become the entity of choice for the small business community, business succession planning strategies, and ways to reduce the risk of getting…

4th Annual SCOREcard Business Pitch Competition
March 07, 2019

A great kick-off event last night at host C & F Bank in Midlothian for the 4th annual SCOREcard Business Pitch Competition as we got to meet many of the contestants and hear their “elevator pitches” for the first time. Finals will…