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Get the help you need to

  • explore ideas
  • understand requirements
  • learn about resources

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Plan

Focus your ideas with

  • business plans
  • marketing strategies
  • financial projections

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Grow

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  • thinking strategically
  • setting realistic goals
  • expanding to new markets

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News for Your Business

A Company's Largest Expense: The Cost of Goods Sold

A Company's Largest Expense: The Cost of Goods Sold

For any business to operate successfully, one needs to know exactly what drives profit and what needs to be spent to make an individual ...

7 Tips to Strengthen Your Brand Identity

7 Tips to Strengthen Your Brand Identity

Is your brand recognizable? More importantly, how is it perceived? No doubt, aesthetics are one of the most important features of ...

How Much Does it Cost to Start Your Own Business?

How Much Does it Cost to Start Your Own Business?

How much does it cost to start your own business? According to an estimate by the Kauffmann Foundation, the average business start-up ...

Three Dangerous Myths in Entrepreneurship

Three Dangerous Myths in Entrepreneurship

Myth 1: Be Your Own Boss

Being an entrepreneur does not necessarily mean you have no bosses. That's only partially true. As a ...

IRS Tax Tips for the Self Employed

IRS Tax Tips for the Self Employed

Preparing federal tax returns can be frustrating at times, even for those most knowledgeable. If you are self employed, things can get even ...

Business Success Series: The Ice Cream Truck LLC

Business Success Series: The Ice Cream Truck LLC

The first time she experienced an ice cream truck at age 18, Elizabeth Irvin dreamed of bringing one of her own to her hometown in Luray, ...

Thank You JMU

Thank You JMU

Since Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance was formed 12 years ago, one of its goals has been a hotel and conference center in the city’s urban ...

I Heard It Through the Grapevine

I Heard It Through the Grapevine

Infusionsoft, a private company that offers marketing and sales software to small businesses, recently conducted a study that found 62 ...

Business Success Series: Sue George Communications

Business Success Series: Sue George Communications

Sue George was a freelance professional editor and wordsmith who had been working with various national and international clients since ...