Social Media Marketing Platforms to Use in 2024

  Keeping up with social media marketing trends can be a challenge for business owners.  Most business owners wear many …

Alternative Financing Solutions for Individuals Denied by Traditional Banks

If you’re looking to start or expand your business but traditional bank loans aren’t an option, there are several alternative …
Awesome Possumz

Client Spotlight: Awesome Possumz

In 2016, Karen Brace faced a peculiar challenge – eleven baby opossums. At the time, Karen her knowledge about these …
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Veteran Business Bootcamp 2023

Veterans make great business owners.  If you are a veteran, you developed skills in the military that carried over into …

Benefits of Attending SWaMFest

UMW’s procurement department is a big supporter of small businesses and encourages those small businesses that want to sell to …

Client Spotlight: Grand Opening of Corgi Clay Art Center LLC

Hard work and perseverance pay off. After years of planning and hard work Debra Balestreri is planning the grand opening …

Let’s Strengthen Our Regional Workforce—Together!

Join your fellow leaders in the Rappahannock region in expanding access to work-based learning for students. While there are many …

Tips for Finding the Right Intern for Your Business

Most small business owners could benefit from hiring an Intern from the University of Mary Washington.  Could you? We interviewed …
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Obtaining Bank Financing to Grow Your Business

As your business grows, you may find that you need to borrow money to finance growth, replace aging equipment, hiring …
Sprelly

Client Spotlight: Sprelly

Adrian and Casey Silversmith recently opened their brand new headquarters on Princess Anne St for Sprelly, their gourmet PB&J business. …

Three HR Basics for Small Business Owners

One of the most exciting aspects of running a small business is hiring employees, assembling a team, and creating a …
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Obtaining Bank Financing for Your Start-Up Business

One of the biggest challenges facing owners of new businesses is finding the funding they need to launch their business.  …