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Cracking the code to innovation

Everyone says they want innovation in their organization, but when an ambitious employee offers it to a CEO, for example, the idea is often shot down, says Dr. Neal Thornberry, faculty director for innovation initiatives at the Naval Postgraduate School ...

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month

September marks the 11th anniversary of Life Insurance Awareness Month.

If you want a job, don't do these things

The findings come from the 2014 edition of the “America Employed” survey of 115 Express franchises across the nation. This is the second year Express has released findings from its “America Employed” survey. Respondents were asked to name the “top ...

Tips to generate a second income

In today’s economy, a full-time job is no guarantee that a second income won’t be necessary to live a comfortable lifestyle or save for the future. If you’re interested in earning extra revenue, drawing upon your skills from your primary ...

Business of beauty: Entrepreneur talks expanding brand from YouTube

Today, Graham has 92,000-plus YouTube subscribers and more than 12 million video views. She travels worldwide to share her natural hair journey and to represent her product line, Alikay Naturals.

YEA! coming to the Peninsula this fall

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is going to pilot its program on the Peninsula in the fall of 2014.

Renovating? Laying a good foundation for home improvement success

You’ve probably heard the saying: “Your home is your castle.” But if your current home - or the home you’re thinking of buying - feels more like the servant’s quarters than the royal palace, you may need to plan a ...

Real estate rates increase in Richmond area

Houses are still selling at a good pace in the Richmond area. Henrico County experienced a days on market (DOM) average of 67 days, and Richmond City saw a DOM of 72 days, followed closely by Goochland County at 74 ...

4 tips for starting your own home-based business

It all starts with an idea – is yours a good one? You need to be able to easily explain your idea (product or service) in one or two sentences because that’s all you’ll get to “sell” it to customers, ...

New email phishing scheme claims to be from the tax advocates

The Internal Revenue Service is warning consumers to be on the lookout for a new email phishing scam. The emails appear to be from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service and include a bogus case number.

5 common causes of prevalent tax mistakes

Forty-nine percent of Americans think they personally pay more than their fair share in taxes, according to 2013 Rasmussen reports.

Virginia-based carrier challenges status quo

nTelos is spearheading a revolution that the company says is soundly based on industry-wide consumer attitudes and behaviors. Wireless consumers are concerned about surprise charges, data limits, hidden fees and paying for services never used.

Hopewell partnership to award $2,500 at entrepreneur event

The Hopewell Downtown Partnership will soon host an event comprised of creatives, entrepreneurs, and community members to help spur new ideas and new businesses in a unique format entitled “Ignite Hopewell”.

First Team Automotive Group acquires Norfolk-based Bay Kia

Family-owned First Team Automotive Group has purchased the Norfolk-based Bay Kia, making Kia the ninth brand in First Team’s holdings that include Honda, Toyota, Chevrolet and Mazda in the Hampton Roads region, and Hyundai, Nissan, Volkswagen and Subaru in First ...

Awards gala honors Jealous, Walmart activists, lawmakers

Other honorees included two labor activists and former Walmart employees, who were wrongfully fired for their efforts to organize for better conditions and livable wages for retail workers. The two were part of a workers' rights campaign called OUR Walmart, ...

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