Health Services Company, Care 4U, Receives First Enterprise Center Nano-Loan Funding


Shenita Rich, owner of "Care4u Home Care, received funds from the Northern Neck Nano Loan Program to grow her business. Care4U is a client of the UMW-SBDC Warsaw Office and a resident of the Northern Neck Enterprise Center (NNEC). The NNEC is a business incubation center established to help accelerate small company success in collaboration with the University of Mary Washington Center for Economic Development. According to Ms. Rich, “Care4U Home Care will offer personal care to clients in the comfort of their own homes.” Some of the services offered will include but are not limited to help with activities of daily light housekeeping, transportation to and from appointments, and preparing light meals. The UMW SBDC helped Ms. Rich complete and submit information to the Virginia Department of Licensure that, once approved, will allow her to provide the in-home services throughout the Northern Neck community. The Northern Neck Enterprise Center is part of an overall strategy of the … [Read more...]

Veterans….Serving those who serve us

This Spring we celebrated the recognition of Fred Wellman as the Virginia Veteran Entrepreneur of the Year.  Part of his journey involves participation on the Veteran Owned Business Executive Roundtable (VOBER), using the Small Business Development Center and support of the Veterans Resource Center at UMW.  Veterans are significant to our regional economy.  Suburban Stats and Vetdata estimate that nearly 10% of those who live in Virginia are veterans. They continue their mission in business, education, government and those things that improve our quality of life.  We are proud that the VOBER helped establish the UMW Veterans Endowment. The purpose of the endowment is to ensure that the men and women who gave through military duty to our country would have resources to grow at the University of Mary Washington.  Help us serve those who have served or continue to serve us through military service by making a gift to the Veterans Endowment. Thank you, Brian J. Baker, Executive … [Read more...]