Council mulls tougher panhandling rules (Daily Progress)
Proposed changes to Charlottesville’s rules on panhandling would increase the areas where soliciting for money or other items would not be allowed.
James City art boutique and coffee shop to close (Daily Press)
The owner of Kinks, Quirks and Caffeine, a coffee shop and art gallery, has made the “difficult decision to close the store,” citing landlord issues and concerns over a plan by neighbor Fresh Market to move elsewhere. The store has another location in Yorktown’s Riverwalk Landing.
Geithner tells bankers not to fear new financial regulations (Washington Post)
Timothy F. Geithner, traveling salesman, swept through Manhattan on Monday making a pitch to skeptical bankers, business leaders and even the mayor. His central message: Far-reaching financial regulations signed into law by President Obama last month aren’t something to fear. Rather, they are the foundation of a stronger economy for the months and years ahead.
Golf clubs suffer in recession as membership dwindles (USA Today)
The root of the problem is stark: Most people just can’t afford the luxury of a $100 to $400 round of golf, nor do they have the time — several hours — to complete an 18-hole round. Businesses are cutting back on golf-related expenses for executives. Travelers who once plunked down gobs of cash to golf in exotic locales are passing up golf vacations.
Becoming the Boss Can Cost Plenty (WSJ)
When starting a business on a tight budget, a single spending gaffe can spell disaster. For this reason, experts in entrepreneurship recommend taking precautions, such as doing research to identify potential hidden fees, focusing only on necessities and setting aside emergency funds.
Benjamin Franklin’s 13 Secrets To Business Success (Business Insider)
While he was still in his early 20s and just beginning to run his own print shop, Franklin laid out 13 “virtues” he felt would guide him as an entrepreneur. These principles were divided into the personal and the social. Some have aged well, others have not — so we’ve translated and updated them for the modern business world.