Holiday Wishes and Best Lights

On behalf of all of us at AIM Custom Media, we wish you and your family happy holidays, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May 2010 be your best year ever! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSn_FNlK0FY[/youtube]

Giving is Glorious

This holiday season, may the joy of giving overwhelm you! Here’s one gift that surely will rank among the best of the year: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4xHc2Ow9CY&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

Deluxe Mentoring Methodology Project

Today I’m in Washington, DC, meeting with business professionals from around the country to discuss the Deluxe Mentoring Methodology Project. All of us are here to help small businesses grow. The Deluxe Mentoring Methodology Project is a SCORE project with a mission; Help Create 1 Million Small Businesses. Why create a standard mentoring methodology? SCORE […]

Small Business 2010 Website Marketing Plan

With 2009 coming to a close, small business owners are eager to ring in the New Year – new opportunities, new budgets and high hopes for 2010. And as you might guess, the vast majority of small business owners plan to use website marketing to bolster the bottom line. Will it work for your new […]

Workshop Presentation – Small Business Website Basics

Earlier today, I gave a presentation to entrepreneurs and new business owners at the monthly Richmond SCORE Small Business Workshop. The workshop is an all day event covering everything from writing an effective business plan to negotiating a commercial lease. Workshop Topics How to Write an Effective Business Plan Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a Business […]

digital AIM: Starting a Business – SCORE Workshop

Richmond SCORE Workshop – Dec. 11, 2009 Are you planning to start a new business? Or, are you a small business owner looking for assistance with business planning, marketing and finance? Richmond SCORE is holding a small business workshop on December 11, 2009, just for you. During the Richmond SCORE Workshop, local business professionals provide […]

digital AIM: Online Sales Continue to Rise

Shop till’ you drop, or nowadays, until your fingers cramp up! Cyber Monday reached $887 million in online spending, up 5 percent versus year ago according to comScore. Here’s an excerpt of the press release as well as a link to the full story: RESTON, VA, December 2, 2009 – comScore (NASDAQ : SCOR), a […]

Skills for Business Leaders

There are companies that go the extra mile; they are filled with business leaders that understand the importance of treating people well. And, these are the companies that always seem to do rather well. Have you noticed those focused on cutting corners often cut too deep and bleed as their competition races on by? To […]

Richmond Seminar: Small Business Survival and Growth

The Commonwealth of Virginia and U.S. Small Business Administration hosts “Small Business Survival and Growth in Virginia.” A facilitated discussion for small businesses and business resource providers on Federal and State small business assistance programs. The event is co-sponsored by SBA National Ombudsman Office and Virginia Department of Business Assistance and Virginia Department of Minority […]

Announcing Gems by James

PR News/AIM Custom Media/Richmond, VA – Nov. 2009: James Inge today unveiled “Gems by James” (www.gemsbyjames.com), a comprehensive online display of custom cut gemstones and original oil paintings. The website, designed and developed by AIM Custom Media (www.aimcustom.com), is a reflection of the skill and passion of gemstone cutter and artist James Inge. Dedicated to […]

SCORE Volunteer: The Foundation

As many of you know, I’m a volunteer for the local Richmond SCORE Chapter and a national blogger for SCORE. Today, I rec’d the info below from the SCORE Foundation. Consider getting involved as a SCORE client (great business resources and advice for entrepreneurs and small biz owners) and/or become a volunteer. It is very […]