Five Tips for Small Business Angel Investing
November 09, 2020

Putting all of your eggs in one basket is rarely a good idea. This is especially true when deciding where to invest your money. Over the past fifty years, an increasing number of investors have ventured into what are referred to as “angel…

#RVABizLaw Tip of the Day: Be Careful About Signing Personal Guarantees
February 01, 2019

Smart entrepreneurs conduct business through separate business entities such as LLCs or corporations in order to enjoy limited liability protection (personally) from debts and obligations of the business.  However, the reality of small business…

Great Events for RVA Small Biz and Franchise Community Coming Soon!!
September 27, 2018

November looks to be an exciting month for RVA entrepreneurs and small business owners. First, the Virginia Franchise Forum returns for its 11th annual year-end event featuring FRANdata's annual review and 2019 franchising forecast. A panel…

Early Stage Financing Options for Small Business Startups in Virginia
August 15, 2017

Financing a small business startup can present many challenges to Virginia entrepreneurs.  If life was perfect, a business owner would never have to seek outside capital to finance the growth (or survival) of its business.  But we know that…

Application Deadline for the Next Lighthouse Labs Accelerator Program is June 30
June 23, 2017

One of the crown jewels of the RVA entrepreneurial ecosystem is Lighthouse Labs, a nonprofit organization that operates a mentor-driven accelerator program for local startups.  The program offers entrepreneurs a blend of mentoring, education…

Discussion Topics for LLC Owners
January 12, 2017

Going into business with one or more other people offers many potential benefits and risks.  You hope for success, but need to plan for the worst.  A carefully drafted agreement among a group of business partners is important to memorialize…

Ten Discussion Topics for Virginia LLC Startups
October 18, 2016

The Virginia limited liability company (“LLC”) has become a popular choice of entity among small business owners and entrepreneurs for the simplicity, flexibility, limited liability protection, pass-through tax treatment, and other benefits…

VA LLC Startup Discussion Questions
February 23, 2016

Consider these 10 discussion questions for Virginia LLC startups.

1 Million Cups Richmond Engage Entrepreneurs
September 30, 2015

Richmond’s 1 Million Cups provides a great floor for entrepreneurs to present their new business ventures with the community.

Invitation to Virginia Business Owners
May 04, 2015

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