Amazon Web Services Plans to Invest $35 Billion in the Commonwealth by 2040 to Expand Data Center Campuses

Youngkin-R announced that Amazon Web Services plans to invest $35 billion by 2040 to establish multiple data center campuses across Virginia.

Prince William Chamber of Commerce Announces New President

The Prince William Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Robert (Bob) Sweeney has been selected as the Chamber’s new President & CEO.

Forbes Recognizes Local Edward Jones Financial Advisor Mark Miller

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Mark Miller of Haymarket was named to the Forbes '40 Under 40' Next-Gen Best-in-State Wealth Advisors for 2022.

20 failed celebrity business ideas

Stacker compiled a comprehensive list of 20 celebrity businesses that failed within three years.

How businesses can help employees boost their productivity

There are several methods for boosting productivity at work. ClickUp compiled a list of methods that may help employers get the most out of workers.  

How to solve the biggest challenges of a hybrid workforce

(BPT) - Since the onset of the global pandemic there has been a paradigm shift that work is what you do, not where you do it. As workers increasingly return to traditional offices, the need to …

States with the highest rates of small business employment

Swyft Filings used Census Bureau data to identify the states where small businesses employ the largest share of people.  

How diverse businesses can find equitable access to funding

(BPT) - In the U.S., diverse entrepreneurs launch new businesses at a faster pace than any other group, serving as an important source of jobs and opportunity in their communities. Every year, …

Cities with the most opportunity for new retail storefronts

Swyft Filings used data from Lee & Associates to rank cities with the most opportunity for new retailers.

6 common reasons why workers' compensation claims are denied

Simply Business compiled a list of six common reasons why workers' compensation claims get denied by employers.  

How companies are keeping remote employees engaged and productive

An estimated 36.2 million Americans will work remotely by 2025. ClickUp determined some top strategies to keep remote workers engaged and productive.   

How small businesses plan to prepare for a recession

The U.S. economy may be approaching a recession. Small businesses can prepare with five strategies compiled by altLINE from news and industry sources.  

How to Future-Proof the Apparel Supply Chain Using the SHEIN Business Model

(BPT) - Consumer expectations are shifting — and many companies aren’t prepared to meet rapidly changing customer needs. With rising inflation and costs, apparel brands struggle more than …

How Business Leaders Can Prepare for a Possible Recession this Year

(BPT) - By John Simmons, Head of Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries, JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking & Ben Walter, CEO, Chase Business BankingNo matter their size, location or …

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Anita Sadlack, State Farm Donate $2K to Local Children's Charity Boxes of Basics

Boxes of Basics is an independent nonprofit that provides local children in need with an entire seasonal wardrobe of new or gently used clothing.

Affordable Cleaning Service Expands to New Headquarters

Affordable Cleaning Services is an independently-owned local business that combines professionalism, responsiveness, and thorough cleaning!

Franchise Marketing: Why a Corporate Only Strategy Can Fail a Franchise

Kate Sprague owner of Flourish with Kate marketing. By Kate Sprague  There’s a reason the Franchise Corporate Office provides advertising materials for local and regional use. It doesn’t even …

Freeman & Sherburne Has Been Insuring Families & Businesses for 150 Years

Agent Bob Oveissi of Freeman & Sherburne Insurance works from his office in Gainesville, Virginia.[/caption] What if it only took one phone call, and one conversation with just one licensed …

How business survival strategies compare during recessions versus COVID-19

Compiling research from the World Bank and other economic news, altLINE examined the factors that separate survival during COVID-19 from survival during a traditional recession.

5 unexpected costs when starting your own business

Starting a business can require some unexpected investments. Growthink compiled a list of expenses that may take budding entrepreneurs by surprise.  

Project management strategies everyone can use to boost productivity

ClickUp looks at how project managers use certain techniques to boost productivity and how people can apply them to their daily lives.

Contests, crowdfunding, and other ways to finance a small business without a bank loan

In 2021, 1 in 3 small businesses looked for financing. Growthink used government and news sources to compile 10 alternatives to bank loans.

3 most common Small Business Administration loans—and which type might be good for your business

Ruby compared the top three loan programs for small businesses using information from SBA, Congressional Research Service, and other industry sources.  

The supply chain is still facing bottlenecks—here's how manufacturers are responding

Here's how manufacturers are responding to the continued supply chain bottlenecks, according to manufacturing partner Get It Made.

Flawed EPA Approach Threatens Formaldehyde Access for Key U.S. Industries

(BPT) - By Sahar Osman-Sypher, Senior Director of the American Chemistry Council’s Formaldehyde PanelAccess to a proven “building-block” chemical that consumers extensively rely on …

New year, new growth: 5 ways small business owners can plan for success in 2023

(BPT) - When the calendar flips from one year to the next, “new year, new me” regularly comes back into the communal psyche. This oftentimes manifests through health-focused resolutions …

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