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Q&A: What’s so special about insurance?

Q&A: What’s so special about insurance?

Aaron Kremer October 19, 2009 1

After decades in the specialty insurance industry, which issues policies for businesses that can’t get it on the traditional market, Richmond native Mike Kehoe is running the whole shebang. You may recall his name

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Startup sprouts from S&K ruins

Startup sprouts from S&K ruins

Aaron Kremer August 27, 2009 9

Three former S&K Menswear employees are trying to take the S&K model and run it online. They’ve packed a 3,000-square-foot warehouse with men’s dress clothes and invested $150,000 in the startup.

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Northside business rocks the world

Northside business rocks the world

David Larter June 4, 2009 0

To thousands of guitar aficionados, Richmond is known as the return address for one of the finest craftsmen in the world. That’s because Lindy Fralin has built a rabid following for his Richmond-made guitar

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Two seniors win $2,000 in UR biz plan contest

Two seniors win $2,000 in UR biz plan contest

Aaron Kremer April 20, 2009 2

UR seniors Daniel Brunt and apartment-mate Christopher Genualdi pitched their business plan to a panel of judges about their concept Sniff-Stick LLC and won $2,000 to get rolling. The three other finalists had some

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Q&A: In the driver’s seat (a used seat)

Q&A: In the driver’s seat (a used seat)

Aaron Kremer March 30, 2009 2

Not everyone is hunkering down. EverDrive, a Chesterfield business that serves as the Match.com of used car parts, hired 10 workers in March and is looking to bring on five more. In April, the

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Surf’s up, couch style

Surf’s up, couch style

Al Harris December 16, 2008 1

Talk about homestyle. One social networking site is providing travelers with a free alternative to staying in a hotel. That might be why about 10,000 people a week sign up to join CouchSurfing.com. The

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Startup Journal: maker of trucking software trying to raise capital

Startup Journal: maker of trucking software trying to raise capital

Aaron Kremer October 7, 2008 0

Editor’s Note: This is the first of what we hope are monthly features about local startups looking for funding. We are still searching for a catchy name. Company: Masslogics, Mechanicsville Product: Web-based workflow software

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A list of Richmond companies to watch

A list of Richmond companies to watch

Aaron Kremer September 30, 2008 0

An upcoming event that selects some of the most promising startups and new companies in Central Virginia has released a list of nominees. The Greater Richmond Companies to Watch event is October 29 at

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Text a question, get an answer from ChaCha

Text a question, get an answer from ChaCha

Richmond BizSense September 22, 2008 0

The Monday Tech Review: A new search service acts like your personal Googler for when you’re not at your computer. Users call or text in questions to ChaCha (1-800-2ChaCha or 242242), then sit back

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More SBA-backed loans in Virginia going into default

More SBA-backed loans in Virginia going into default

Richmond BizSense September 2, 2008 0

The number of delinquent Small Business Administration-insured loans in Virginia is rising. Last week BizSense reported that bankruptcy filings for businesses and individuals is rising in Richmond. The SBA could not provide statistics in

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