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    OUR MISSION: To connect & educate entrepreneurs and micro enterprises to support their pathway to success.
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    Gary Grenter
    Friday, March 27, 2020
    The internet has an ample supply of “experts” who are writing articles, publishing books and handing out tips on what you should do to get your business through this unprecedented business climate. I make no claims on being an expert on what to do to get through this. I am only going to share with you what I am doing. Read more
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    Sylvia McDevitt
    Sunday, March 22, 2020
    My work as the Fauquier Chamber of Commerce Membership Director is filled with wonderful relationships. I enjoy the opportunities to help people find ways to grow their business. When I am able to help a business reach their audience or clients successfully, it’s my job well done. This new remote, socially distant way to do business is a different way to communicate but it will bring people together. Read more
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    Shari J. Goodwin
    Sunday, March 22, 2020
    This time can be scary as the virus spreads, stock market tumbles and businesses are shuttered. However, you can also choose to see it as a powerful time of cathartic cleansing and a portal for insight and innovation. It's your choice. Read more
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    Amelia J. Stansell
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    Late Wednesday it was announced that the Virginia Governor had requested emergency disaster funding from the SBA. "Great," you say, "but what does this mean to me?" It means you may qualify for a low interest loan to help your business stay open. This will mean you can pay your employees, rent or mortgage, vendors and keep the lights on through this time. The funds may cover up to six months of expenses to help until things get back to “normal”. Read more
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    Marianne Clyde
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    These are absolutely unprecedented times for our local communities. You, as a business owner are under many new pressures. How can you deal with it all without losing your mind? Here are some suggestions to help you. Read more
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    Kate Sprague
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    You might guess that gardening reminds me a lot of business planning and marketing strategies, hence the name of my business, Flourish with Kate (LLC as required by my attorney!) If the crisis of COVID-19 has you thinking that the ground is bare and bereft of life, I urge you to think again and start planting the seeds for the harvest to come. Do it with hope and faith, focused on sustainable strategies, and you’ll find a way to flourish when the time comes. Read more
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    Michelle Coe
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    Working remotely might be something you've done for years, or it might be something new for you and your team. Here are some ideas for maximizing your time. Read more
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    Yvonne Herbst
    Saturday, November 9, 2019
    When was the last time you checked your business’ online reputation to see how it stacks up against the competition? Just as we all should be getting twice-yearly dental checkups and annual physical checkups to maintain our good health, so too should business owners conduct regular “online reputation checkups” to see how their business is — or isn’t — showing up online, and how their online reputation compares with their top competitors in their local marketplace. Read more
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    Michelle Coe
    Wednesday, January 23, 2019
    Do you find yourself dreading the thought of trying to hire a website or design pro? It can be confusing, for sure. Everyone uses similar words to describe the services they provide… but how do you know (REALLY know) whether or not you’ve hired the right person for the job? Here are a few tips, along with a website checklist that you can use as you’re thinking about the features & functionality you want for your website. The checklist is not exhaustive, but it’s intended to be a starting point for a conversation with your web pro when you are ready to undertake a site (re)design. Read more
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