Virginia economy stays strong, as state revenues soar almost 46% in April | Govt-and-politics

Virginia economy stays strong, as state revenues soar almost 46% in April |  Govt-and-politics

The economic recovery that began more than a year ago in Virginia is still picking up strength, as state revenues surged by almost 46% in April, compared with the same month a year earlier. With less than two months left in the fiscal year, the state has collected about $ 3.6 billion more in the … Read more

BBB column: Avoiding common business scams | Business

BBB column: Avoiding common business scams |  Business

Running a successful business is tough enough without throwing fraud into the mix. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), US businesses will lose an average of five percent of their gross revenues to fraud. And while fraud is a problem for all businesses, small businesses are the most susceptible. Statistics show that … Read more

Let’s unleash the entrepreneur | Open

Let’s unleash the entrepreneur |  Open

I started my first business in the fifth grade when I convinced a neighbor to allow me to cut her grass with her electric lawn mower. That project ended in immediate failure. The mower was powered by a long extension cord – a cord I ran over and sliced ​​in two shortly after I began … Read more