Business events for the week of Nov.27, 2022 and beyond

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Registration Open: 9th Annual Gauntlet Business Program and Competition The Advancement Foundation is gearing up for The Gauntlet 2023! Virginia’s largest business program and competition offers a proven formula to assist you in the development of your business idea, an opportunity to collaborate with entrepreneurs across the region, individual pairing […]

5 Small Business Saturday Ideas for Business Owners

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By Joe Bottini, COUNTRY Financial Representative and insurance agency owner COUNTRY Financial loves supporting small businesses. Here’s why: ·       You make your communities unique and boost your local economies. ·       We provide insurance for small businesses, like your retail shop or restaurant, with customized protection to meet your unique needs. Learn more […]

Gift Ideas to Buy on Small Business Saturday

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Supporting small businesses owned by women is a great way to shop local and support female founded companies this holiday season. Thanksgiving weekend has always felt something like a study in contradictions. We follow up a bountiful meal, where we sometimes eat to excess as a sign of gratitude for […]

Top 12 Manufacturing Business Ideas for 2023

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If you’re considering starting a manufacturing business, you’re in the right place. There are so many opportunities for manufacturing products, whether you’re interested in large-scale or small-scale manufacturing business ideas. The key to starting a manufacturing business is determining what products you can create and sell for a decent profit […]

How and Where to Shop Local

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SkhowardGetty Images Holiday shopping is right around the corner, and while Black Friday and Cyber Monday offer major savings, those two days aren’t the only opportunities to find gifts for everyone on your list. If you’re looking for unique gift ideas this year, consider shopping during Small Business Saturday (November […]

15 Small Business Ideas for Military Veterans

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There are around 16.5 million veterans in the United States, and about 200,000 US service members return home to enter civilian life every year. These men and women have honorably served to help keep America safe, and many return home ready to set out on a new adventure – entrepreneurship. There are around 2.52 million […]