Start-up Business

Governor Signs Executiving Order
4:17 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Backing Small & Minority-Owned Business

Credit Photo: Small Business Association

Governor McAuliffe has signed an executive order to increase the opportunities for small, women- and minority-owned companies to conduct business with the state. 

The goal is to promote equity—and maximize the participation of small businesses in work that’s obtained through procurement and state contracts.  He also set a high goal for the number of participants.

McAuliffe directed Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones to raise the state share of spending that goes to small, women- and minority-owned businesses to 42%.

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LoveUMeanIt: LUMI
3:18 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Juicy Business

Starting a business can be complicated, and you might feel ill-prepared without an MBA, but a Charlottesville woman who has the degree decided not to bother with focus groups or financial analysis. 

Instead, she trusted her gut, and is building a company using common sense.

A couple of years ago, an Australian filmmaker named Joe Cross came to America to make a documentary about his quest for better health.  He called it Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.

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Business & Industry
10:14 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Entrepreneur Gets on the Shelf

Credit VCU

A Richmond man is one of two grand prize winners in a contest sponsored by Walmart.  A graduate student at Virginia Commonwealth Univeresity, he could soon be on his way to a considerable fortune.

Tumi Oredein describes himself as an inventor, but as a child he showed aptitude for the arts. “As a kid I just loved to draw all the time, and you can go to my house and still see all the drawings on the walls.”

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Arts & Culture
4:00 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Virginia Craft Beer Month

August is here—and that has some of us thinking about beer.

This is Craft Beer Month in Virginia, celebrating the more than 60 craft breweries in the state.

The Virginia Tourism Corporation is calling it “Love on Tap”— a nod to the state’s famous Virginia is for Lovers slogan.

The centerpiece of Craft Beer Month is the Virginia Craft Brewers Festival at Devils Backbone Brewery in Nelson County August 24.

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Drink Up: There's an App for That
2:38 pm
Sun June 23, 2013

A Guy Walks into a Bar

As the name implies, the students at Virginia Tech are pretty ‘tech savvy.’ And that means more and more of them are eager to create their own start-up companies.

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