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 […]

Useful Small Business Tools

As the Internet continues to evolve, so does the availability of useful tools for managing your business online as well as the amount of time you spend in front of your computer. Speaking of time, the following is a brief list of tools offered by Google that my company is now using frequently. Slowing but […]

Social Networking Presentation: VCN and St. Michaels JAM

VCN and St Michael’s JAM is proud to present the “Pathway to Success” Boot Camp. This 4 day event is a comprehensive playbook designed to give you step by step instructions and coaching that will move you from transition to dream job, as well as life management tips along the way. Every topic of transition […]

Social Networking – Small Business Marketing Plan

What resources are required for online marketing plans that include social networking? Here’s a brief overview of what you might want to consider: I. Website Considerations For years now, we have promoted the use of blog technology over “static websites” for small business owners. Almost any website design can be developed using blog technology, which […]

Business Tools, Tips and Resources

Every week I visit dozens if not hundreds of websites depending on my current projects. Here’s a few of the better sites I visited this week that offer advice and business tools to help you succeed: Here are two articles I enjoyed reading this week published by Inc.com: Great No-Cost Software: Free is a lovely […]

Business Advice: Success Tips From SCORE and More

As a SCORE blogger, I often read the articles published by fellow bloggers. Julie Brander over at SCORE’s Women’s Success blog posted these success tips, which I enjoyed reading so I’m passing them along with one of my own: 6 Tips for Success Passion: If you don’t love what you do then you need to […]