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News for Your Business

Windows XP & Office 2003 Support Ending in April

Windows XP & Office 2003 Support Ending in April

Is your business still running on Windows XP and Office 2003?  You may want to think seriously about upgrading.  Microsoft has announced ...

Moving Day!

The team at the Shenandoah Valley SBDC has called 1598 S. Main Street our home for many years... during that time we've met thousands of ...


What is a hashtag?  What does it mean?  How can your business use it for marketing? Learn this and so much more from this introductory video ...

Tax Season

It's that time of year again - Tax Time.  There's two months until the filing deadline - but these days fly by fast, so don't procrastinate! ...

Quickly Improve Your Website

Your website is the first way that many new customers will find and see you - so it's important to make a good impression.  It's even more ...

The Entrepreneur Personality

Joe Robinson of Entrepreneur Magazine summarizes a research review of the

Is All Publicity Good Publicity?

All publicity is not created equal.  More and more, potential customers are doing their research before they do business with you.  They're ...

Social Proof - A Marketing Tool

Social proof is a psychological principle that describes people's tendency to follow a crowd.  If you see a bunch of people doing, or liking ...