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Successful women offer business advice at Richmond summit

Michelle S. Lee advised women business owners and managers to hire people who are smarter than they are.

Local Business News

Holiday sales seen rising 3.7 percent, slower than last year

Americans will spend at a slower pace than last year during the crucial winter holidays because of sluggish wage growth and other factors, the largest U.S. retail trade group says.

Sheltering Arms president to retire

James E. Sok, president and CEO of Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation Centers, is retiring effective Dec. 31.

Big Branch witness testifies about safety

Massey Energy management required alerting underground miners when federal inspectors arrived at Upper Big Branch Mine — the site of a deadly explosion in 2010 — so workers could stop mining and quickly attend to neglected safety problems, a former Massey miner testified in former company CEO Don Blankenship’s criminal trial Thursday.

Alpha Natural to lay off 92 W.Va. miners

Alpha Natural Resources plans to idle two coal mines in southern West Virginia and lay off 92 workers at the end of November.

Wytheville expansion to create 79 new jobs

Schaffner MTC Transformers, a developer and manufacturer of standard and custom components and high-performance transformers, will invest $3.1 million to expand its operation in Wytheville.

Jack Dorsey, co-founder, Twitter

Make every detail perfect, and limit the number of details to perfect.

Dominion to seek new bids on offshore wind

Dominion Resources will go through a second round of bidding to build two wind turbines off the Virginia coast while a group of state officials and industry executives lobby the General Assembly to save the offshore wind demonstration project.

Working the web: Top B2B digital marketing strategies

The digital landscape is continuously evolving. To remain relevant, businesses and marketers need to constantly pay attention. 

Business principles 101: If your cash flow forecast finds a financial problem, you have found a business problem

From time to time in my entrepreneurship and small business management classes, I have been asked if there is some way to foresee business problems far enough ahead of time so that actions can be devised to avoid the problem.

Ask Doug & Polly: What would happen to small businesses if the minimum wage increases

QUESTION: I am hearing a lot of discussion about raising the minimum wage. What would be the results of such a change, particularly on small business?

More Learning Center
Getting to know: Danny MacNelly

Title: Danny MacNelly, partner with ArchitectureFirm, a Richmond-based architecture and design firm

Decision Maker for Oct. 5: Michael Henley

New position: client solutions manager, Hourigan Construction, a construction management firm in Virginia.

Getting to know: Alice Jones with Kroger

Title: Alice Jones, manager of the Kroger Marketplace at 10800 Iron Bridge Road in Chester; the store is scheduled to open Oct. 21.

Decision Maker for Sept. 28: Laura Haemker

New position: associate director, Central Virginia, American Diabetes Association.

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Make every detail perfect, and limit the number of details to perfect.

-- Jack Dorsey, founder, Twitter

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