What Small Business Owners Should Know About The New Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act
September 07, 2021

On March 2, 2021, Virginia became the second state to enact a comprehensive state privacy law when Governor Northam signed the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (the “CDPA”) into law. The CDPA creates consumer rights, similar to California’s…

RVA Small Business Relief Fund to Start Accepting Applications on May 13, 2020
May 07, 2020

Thumbs up to ChamberRVA for its RVA Small Business Relief Fund, a new program intended to provide unrestricted grants to qualifying businesses in the Richmond Region impacted by COVID-19. The Fund is made possible through a partnership between…

Have You Visited Recently?
March 09, 2020

If you haven’t checked out the RVABizLaw blog recently, here are a few of the updates you’ve missed: Are franchise agreements automatically and unconditionally renewable? What is Phantom Equity?  How can small biz owners minimize…

A Quick Primer on Phantom Equity for Small Business
February 07, 2020

Incentivizing and retaining key employees should be a priority for small business owners. Many owners are understandably reluctant to give away equity, thereby turning a key employee into a business partner, but there are many attractive alternatives…

RVA BizLaw Episode 17 – Three Tips for Small Business Owners for Outsourcing
August 24, 2017

RVA BizLaw episode 17 is now available on the Perkins Law YouTube channel! Eric shares three tips for small business owners on functions that should be outsourced as quickly as possible!

RVA BizLaw Episode 15 – The Beauty of Advisory Boards for a Small Business
August 04, 2017

Episode 15 in the RVA BizLaw series is now available! Eric Perkins will explain the benefits of an advisory board for small businesses! Episode 16 will highlight The Perkins Law 5-Finger Philosophy to Nonprofit Board Composition. https:/…

RVA BizLaw Episode 11 – 2017 RVA SCOREcard Business Model Competition Recap
June 27, 2017

Congratulations to The Dog Wagon and it's owner Robert Stout for beating out 21 other local entrepreneurs to win the second annual SCOREcard Business Canvas Model Competition, organized by Richmond SCORE. See and hear about Perkins Law's Eric…

What Virginia Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs Can Learn from PwC’s 2017 Oscars Flub
March 06, 2017

Is it a sign of the impending doom of our society when we can't even announce major award winners right?  The world witnessed a colossal gaffe at the end of Sunday night's Oscars ceremony when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were apparently…

Perkins Law Announces Annual Nursing Scholarship at Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing
March 03, 2017

Richmond small business and nonprofit law firm Perkins Law, PLLC is excited to announce the creation of the Perkins Law Annual Scholarship that will provide tuition assistance for a deserving nursing student at Bon Secours Memorial College of…

RVA Biz Law Video Series Coming Soon
January 08, 2017

The Perkins Law team is finalizing plans to commence production of a series of informative video clips (typically just a few minutes in length) and live broadcasts on various topics of interest for the RVA small business, franchise, and nonprofit…