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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 …

Eagle Innovation Business Pitch Competition Awards $3,500 to Student Entrepreneurs

“What is your business idea? What problem will you solve? Who is your target customer?” On April 15, thirteen student entrepreneurs …
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Engaging UMW Students as Interns

UMW students possess many natural and learned skillsets that can be great assets to small, growing, and large companies. As ‘digital natives’, they …
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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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3 Common Cash Flow Mistakes that Small Businesses Make

Cash flow problems are among the main reasons why small businesses close their doors. According to a study by the U.S. Bank, as many as 82 percent of …
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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 …