Is Your Business Vulnerable to a Cybersecurity Attack?

When I think about cybersecurity attacks, I typically think about larger businesses being the targets.  However, businesses of all sizes …

Basic Cost Approach to Pricing: How Much Should I Bill for Services? 

A frequent conversation that I have with clients is how much they should charge for the services they will offer.  …

Preparing a Commercial Loan Proposal for a Lender

Applying for a commercial loan to start or grow your business is very different than applying for a mortgage or …
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Importance of Developing Your Business Plan

Most business owners know that they need a business plan, yet they find it hard to justify setting aside the time …
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Government Contracting Assistance

Do you have a product or skill that the government buys?  Are you considering government contracting as a way to start …
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Minimum Wage: Preparing for Increases

The Virginia legislature has mandated that minimum wage will be increased five times over the next five years from its …
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Impact of Covid on Federal contracting

As 2021 starts, coronavirus cases are up and it seems that coronavirus will continue to impact small business for some time …
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A Rapidly Changing Business Landscape in 2020

Record numbers of businesses closed during the pandemic is offset by a rapidly changing business landscape in 2020 with a record …
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Retail During COVID-19: Best Practices to Keep Your Business Strong

The retail sector was hit hard during the pandemic and retail companies continue to face declining consumer demand from online …
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WOSB Self-Certification Ending

Effective October 15, 2020, all businesses seeking Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) or Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) status …

Changes in PPP Forgiveness Rules

Congress has steps taken steps to simplify the Payroll Protection Plan (PPP) and allow for greater flexibility.  The Senate and …