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GO Virginia Grant Brings Lasting Change to Local Small Businesses

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The Small Business Resiliency Training (SBRT) has been working in partnership with the Virginia Initiative for Growth and Opportunity (GO Virginia).  The SBRT Team is made up of members of the Shenandoah Valley and Lord Fairfax Small Business Development Centers.    Thanks to GO Virginia, small business grants were made available and those grants are … Continue reading GO Virginia Grant Brings Lasting Change to Local Small Businesses

How Jon Henry General Store Made Advancements During the Pandemic

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Small Business Resiliency Team (SBRT) Program Helps Jon Henry General Store Implement Changes Needed to Respond to Pandemic When the Jon Henry General Store opened in New Market in 2018, owner and proprietor Jon Henry could never have guessed that in less than two years he would have to drastically overhaul the way he did business due to a global pandemic. Henry’s vision was to revive … Continue reading How Jon Henry General Store Made Advancements During the Pandemic

Economic Injury Disaster Loan

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Eligibility Restored For Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance Small Businesses are now eligible for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) just announced that the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance is available to small businesses. This advance can give your business much needed financial relief. What You Need To Know … Continue reading Economic Injury Disaster Loan

Four eCommerce Best Practices You Can’t Afford to Ignore

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According to Statistica, approximately 1.8 billion people, or ¼ of the world’s population are buying online.  Online shoppers demand that we pay close attention to eCommerce best practices. If you are a small business owner, you cannot afford to ignore eCommerce! In today’s environment, customers want options.  Customers want to buy what they want, when … Continue reading Four eCommerce Best Practices You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Supreme Court rules LGBTQ people protected on the job

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For our friends in the LGBTQ community, today’s Supreme Court ruling is a landmark moment. To fire an employee simply for being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) is now a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  The Supreme Court ruled that federal anti-discrimination laws protect LGBTQ employees   This … Continue reading Supreme Court rules LGBTQ people protected on the job

Small Business Success Stories

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Small business success stories is a way for our team to bring together small business owners who want to share stories around business themes.  Our hope is that stories will spark ideas, give courage and build confidence in small business owners. Stories capture our attention.  Stories connect us more deeply with others.  And stories mark … Continue reading Small Business Success Stories