Rocketts Landing gaining new tenants (Times-Dispatch)
Zuppa will move from its current location on North 18th Street to a space in the 210 Rock Building at Rocketts Landing. The restaurant will be joined by construction company Felts and Kilpatrick, which will open an office in the same building within the next 30 days.
Burger King’s Struggling. Is Their Ad Agency to Blame? (Fast Company)
BK continues to lose ground to McDonald’s–and some are laying the blame on the creepy ads created by Crispin Porter+Bogusky. Hogwash.
A Plan to Stem Foreclosures, Buried in a Paper Avalanche (NY Times)
n the four months since the Treasury Department announced the program, millions of new homeowners have slipped into delinquency and foreclosure. For now, progress is constrained by the limited capacities of mortgage servicing companies, said Michael S. Barr, the assistant Treasury secretary for financial institutions. He offered the first signs of the administration’s impatience with the institutions that control home loans.
GVA Advantis boss says resignations ‘coincidental'(Virginian-Pilot)
In an apparent shake-up of a long-standing local commercial real estate brokerage, four of GVA Advantis’ top industrial brokers resigned in the past two weeks to join other firms.
Michael Jackson: Even Stars Have Deep Debt (AP)
Michael Jackson the singer was also Michael Jackson the billion-dollar business. Yet after selling more than 61 million albums in the U.S. and having a decade-long attraction open at Disney theme parks, the “King of Pop” died Thursday at age 50 reportedly awash in about $400 million in debt, on the cusp of a final comeback after well over a decade of scandal.
What Are You Afraid Of? (Entrepreneur)
Admit it.You’re scared out of your mind. Whether it’s financial stress, uncertainty about the business partners you’ve chosen or just plain fear of failure, some aspect of starting your own business is keeping you up at night. So we brought in the authorities: Colleen Long, a psychologist who specializes in entrepreneurship and Jim Koch, a well-known entrepreneur with decades of business experience. They analyzed your top five fears and offered up their best advice on how to handle them.
6 Tips for Unleashing Employee Creativity (Inc.)
A neat slideshow: Brainstorming is often richer when diverse perspectives are brought together. Moreover, brainstorming sessions can also be used to promote team building and a greater pride in company culture. Putting together employees from different departments promotes a variety of ideas and perspectives, and ties everyone to the exercise’s success.