As we wind down the last few days of April, we want to be sure to recognize that April is Financial Literacy Month. While learning about finance and how to take care of your money are important everyday, we Americans have a special relationship to our finances this time of year, since this is when … More Financial Literacy Month
All of our Virignia Main Street communities have unique histories and cultures that we like to highlight in the Virginia Main Street blog from time to time. One of the most stiking stories is that of Company A, 116th Infantry, 29th Division from Bedford, Virginia. Company A took part in the first wave of storming Nazi … More Bedford Boys
Actually, they were here, but now they are there. 10,000 brochures have been distributed to the Virginia Visitor Information Centers and to the Virginia Designated Main Street communities. The brochure is designed to highlight the histoic, cultural, recreational and gastronomic opportunities available on Main Street. You can print your own copy here.
Strategic thinking, volunteer resource management and managing your financial picture are all challenges of running a successful nonprofit organization. They’re also titles of courses offered through Virginia Commonwealth University’s Nonprofit Learning Point (NLP) educational program. In 2009 the program celebrates 13 years of empowering organizations to become more effective and efficient in achieving their goals. … More Achieve your nonprofit mission
The Spring 2009 Virginia Main Street Monitor is now available in its new form, an electronic technical brief. The new edition offers best practices for structuring effective promotional campaigns, culled from our Virginia Main Street network. The brief includes tips on partnering, constructing a press release, and debriefing the event. The Monitor‘s new electronic form reduces costs … More Spring 2009 Virginia Main Street Monitor now available
Norm Brodsky is a writer for Inc. Magazine. He is the co-writer of: The Knack: How Street Smart Entrepreneurs Learn to Handle Whatever Comes Up. He also has started six businesses. Lets call him an entrepreneur. In the April issue of Inc, Brodsky writes in his Street Smarts Column about lessons to use when your original plan goes … More Making lemonade
For a little fun, check out Inc. Magazine’s online slide show on the top 30 fictional entrepreneurs from TV, film and books. I missed a few of these, but I’d argue that Willie Wonka is in the top three, rather than number six. He knew his market, had great promotions, excellent staff management skills, pursued quality control … More A little entrepreneurial fun