RightMinds marketing and advertising firm closes (Times-Dispatch)
After suffering its worst year ever in 2009, the RightMinds marketing and advertising firm is shutting down.
Crush of defense workers headed for N.Va. creates challenges, opportunities (Washington Post)
Plans to move more than 19,000 defense workers to far-flung sites along Interstate 95 in Northern Virginia by fall 2011 are expected to add thousands of car commuters to the region’s road network, further clogging an area with the nation’s second-worst traffic.
Tax bills in 2009 at lowest level since 1950 (USA Today)
Amid complaints about high taxes and calls for a smaller government, Americans paid their lowest level of taxes last year since Harry Truman’s presidency, a USA TODAY analysis of federal data found.
How to Buy Your First Ad (Inc.)
Buying advertising marks a grown-up moment in the development of a small company’s brand. On the one hand, if you’re buying ads, you’re certainly making a bid to enter the big time. On the other hand, first-time advertisers are at risk for spending a lot of precious capital for exposure they are unprepared to measure and leverage.
Entrepreneurs Find New Way to Grow (WSJ)
Business incubators—programs designed to help launch entrepreneurial ventures—are expanding nationwide amid increased demand for the resources, services and counseling the programs typically provide for little or no cost.