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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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UMW Faculty Business Experts Help Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19: UMW CARES

The Center for Economic Development (CED) and the UMW Small Business Development Center (SBDC) have partnered with the College of …
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New Webinar Offered: Not Business As Usual

The UMW SBDC is excited to host a new webinar this August, Not Business as Usual. The discussion-based webinar will …
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Celebrating One Year in Business: Bubba B’s Ice Creamery

View from inside Bubba B’s creamery When the town of Warsaw launched a revitalization plan for the downtown area that …
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Braehead Farm: Saving a Business in the Wake of a Pandemic

With spring 2020 around the corner, Roxanna and George Snead, Owners of Braehead Farm, and their staff prepared for events …
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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 …
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Phase 3 Reopening:  Operating Your Business Safely and Successfully

As restrictions are being lifted as Phase 3 reopening starts today, July 1, 2020 and customers are returning to your …

How PPP Helped a Local Small Business

Surviving COVID19: Taste Oil Vinegar Spice of Downtown Fredericksburg Benefits from PPP Taste Oil Vinegar Spice Business Owners, Deb and …

Phase II: 6 Important Questions for Reopening

Virginia Reopening Phase 2 started June 5, and many local businesses are beginning to reopen The governor and his team …

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 …

Use predictive analysis to give your business a competitive advantage

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Apply by September 16 The UMW College of Business is looking for local companies and organizations who are …

Group of student entrepreneurs begin semester-long business startup program: StartUpUMW

Every semester, the UMW Center for Economic Development works with entrepreneurial undergraduate students from UMW and Germanna Community College to …