Q: Much has been written recently about identity theft and hacking of individual email accounts. As a small business owner should I be concerned about my business being compromised by these cyber criminals?
Q: I am a relative newcomer to Richmond and do not have many contacts here. I need guidance in selecting the right insurance for my small business. Any suggestions you can offer will be appreciated.
A: The first step is to select a qualified insurance agent. If you are new to the area, you should solicit recommendations from other business owners. Local trade associations and the Chamber of Commerce are a good source for references.
“ Larry’s mentoring has helped The Common Wheel fill in a lot of the gaps that you need to get started: spreadsheets, forecasts, projections, all that nitty gritty that is really required for success with a business start-up. But with Larry Keating, and his life-long passion for biking we got more than a mentor, we also had a new member of our Board of Directors and a volunteer in the bike shop too. ”
Chris Caldwell, Executive Director, The Common Wheel
“Our SCORE mentor helped us develop business skills that we needed to take our business to the next level. Kevin truly is one of our biggest fans! His encouragement and belief in who we are has given us the confidence to reach for the next big goal.”
"For us, Integrous means that our business is about far more than what we do; it’s about who we are. It’s about dedication to our employees, who are part of our family. It’s our way of thinking about how we treat each other and serve our customers."
According to the National Association of Women Business Owners, more than half of all companies are women-owned, amounting to 11.6 million businesses nationwide owned by women. Bucks County paints a similar picture of the growing number of female entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses.