AIMcustom.com: SCORE Helps Small Biz

SCORE announced the nationwide kick-off of a public/private consortium to develop training, tools and resources to help America’s small businesses compete in the Internet age by using broadband technologies. Here’s the press release: Washington, D.C., April 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” is pleased to announce the formation of a public/private […]

AIMcustom.com: Going Mobile

Is it time to get serious about your “mobile” marketing campaigns? The growth rates in mobile computing are compelling and the answer is definitely yes according to industry experts. AT&T Mobility president and CEO Ralph de la Vega, says 95% of iPhone owners regularly surf the web; 30% didn’t do so on a mobile device […]

Ed Grier Named Dean of VCU School of Business

Ed Grier, who most recently served as president of Disneyland Resort, has been named the new dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business. Grier’s appointment, which is effective March 8, results from a national search that attracted more than 70 applicants, including sitting deans. Grier spent 29 years at the $38 billion, Fortune […]

Iris Taylor’s Consumer Watch in the RTD

The Richmond Times Dispatch (RTD) publishes a consumer watch piece in the Metro Business section; Iris Taylor writes the column. About a month ago Iris contacted us for a few tips on e-commerce and later published the article, “Mistakes to avoid when setting up an e-commerce site.” Here’s an excerpt and link to the full […]

Facebook Marketing Tips

Not convinced your 2010 marketing budget should include a healthy line item for social networking? Then take a look at the numbers provided by Facebook (Facebook stats): More than 350 million users are active on Facebook 50% of active users log on to Facebook in any given day More than 35 million users update their […]

Franchise 500: Ten Fitness Companies on List

Where’s the growth? One way to research current industry trends is to take a look at the franchise market. And, Entrepreneur magazine has the trends with their recently released 31st annual Franchise 500 list. This year 10 fitness companies are recognized. The top spot for fitness franchises goes to Jazzercise Inc.  at No. 18 overall […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Small Business Resources: Greater Richmond Partnership

Partnership Launches New Website – Redesign The Greater Richmond Partnership launched a new website, which includes a variety of business resources such as regional news, business publications, newsletters and business data for Central Virginia. Here’s an excerpt of their recent press release announcing the site redesign: Richmond, VA (July 14, 2009) – The Greater Richmond […]

Small Business: How to Get Your DUNS Number for ARC Loans

ARC Loan Application Processing Info Is your business applying for an ARC Loan? If so, you’ll need a DUNS number. To process applications for SBA’s ARC Loan Program, small businesses need to provide their existing DUNS number or obtain one for their business entity. DUNS numbers are needed to obtain the credit score required for […]