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StartUpUMW Student Founds Suicide Prevention Nonprofit

UMW alumna and graduate StartUpUMW student, Julie van Ommeren’s decided to complete her college degree in her mid-40s, after devoting …
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Pitching Your Business in 90 Seconds

Have you ever been to a restaurant with a 4-page menu and a website that provides little information about the …
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Red Flags to Avoid an IRS Audit

Small business owners are some of the world’s busiest people.  Keeping up with operations, sales, service and running the company …
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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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Projecting Cash Flows is Essential to Business Success

In order to be successful, it is essential that a small business owner take the time to understand how cash …
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Creating a Logo: A 7-Step Guide

“You never get a second chance at a first impression”. Successful companies build brands that attract the right customers and inspire …
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Customer Discovery in 4 Steps: A Guide to Validate a Market Before Investing in your Company

The best business ideas are validated by customers in the marketplace before the product or service is fully developed. Savvy …
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Successful Entrepreneurs Solve a Problem for their Customer

One of the most common questions that our consultants hear is “What type of business should I open?” Many aspiring entrepreneurs have dreams about forming …
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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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Business in 2020: Learn New Skills and Improve Your Weaknesses

Many businesses have modified their operations since the beginning of this year. Purchases are handled differently, inventories have shifted, and business models have changed just to …

How to Incorporate Lean Startup Principles in your Business

A decade ago, the Lean Startup movement generated much buzz in the startup world and companies and entrepreneurship curricula began …

StartUpUMW Students Grow their Business: Sunnyside Supply Co.

At a time when college graduates and aspiring young professionals are facing significant challenges in the job search, two UMW …