NewsFeeds 9.8.10

Flying Squirrels: Leader reiterates need for new stadium (Times-Dispatch)
The president and managing partner of the Richmond Flying Squirrels baseball team says he remains confident that a replacement for The Diamond will be built.

Dinwiddie conference center opens (Progess-Index)
The Dinwiddie Institute Retreat and Conference Center located at 18626 Lundys Road is a full-service retreat center less than five miles from the I-85 Dinwiddie exit. The facility boasts a large dining area, several meeting rooms, a laundry facility and over 100 acres of outdoor space.

Hampton car-title lender to pay $16,000 to settle claim (Virginian-Pilot)
A Hampton car-title lender agreed to refund more than $16,000 to 148 borrowers to settle allegations that it charged excessive interest rates, Virginia’s attorney general said Tuesday.

Packaging Is All the Rage, and Not in a Good Way (NY Times)
Amazon is trying to get manufacturers to make packages easier to open, hoping to reduce consumer “wrap rage.”

Auditors: Staffing shortages stymie stimulus (USA Today)
Efforts to pump $862 billion in stimulus into the economy and create private jobs are being slowed by a shortage of federal jobs: the 25,000 overseers of grants and contracts to guard against waste and fraud, government auditors say. Those officials worry that the shifting of resources to high-priority stimulus programs could have a ripple effect on non-Recovery Act activities.

Why Business Owners Are Heading Back to Campus (Entrepreneur)
Many successful entrepreneurs are becoming serial students as they look to expand their skills and grow their businesses.

How to Sell All By Yourself (Inc.)
Entrepreneurs wear many hats, and sales director is often one of them. However, balancing the dual roles of CEO and salesperson can be tricky. Here are 10 tips to make sure you do each job right.

Drop in Self-Employment Shows Recovery Eludes Small Business (Business Week)
The number of Americans who were self-employed dropped in August to the lowest level in eight years, showing the economic recovery is not strong enough to nurture new businesses.

Flying Squirrels: Leader reiterates need for new stadium (Times-Dispatch)
The president and managing partner of the Richmond Flying Squirrels baseball team says he remains confident that a replacement for The Diamond will be built.

Dinwiddie conference center opens (Progess-Index)
The Dinwiddie Institute Retreat and Conference Center located at 18626 Lundys Road is a full-service retreat center less than five miles from the I-85 Dinwiddie exit. The facility boasts a large dining area, several meeting rooms, a laundry facility and over 100 acres of outdoor space.

Hampton car-title lender to pay $16,000 to settle claim (Virginian-Pilot)
A Hampton car-title lender agreed to refund more than $16,000 to 148 borrowers to settle allegations that it charged excessive interest rates, Virginia’s attorney general said Tuesday.

Packaging Is All the Rage, and Not in a Good Way (NY Times)
Amazon is trying to get manufacturers to make packages easier to open, hoping to reduce consumer “wrap rage.”

Auditors: Staffing shortages stymie stimulus (USA Today)
Efforts to pump $862 billion in stimulus into the economy and create private jobs are being slowed by a shortage of federal jobs: the 25,000 overseers of grants and contracts to guard against waste and fraud, government auditors say. Those officials worry that the shifting of resources to high-priority stimulus programs could have a ripple effect on non-Recovery Act activities.

Why Business Owners Are Heading Back to Campus (Entrepreneur)
Many successful entrepreneurs are becoming serial students as they look to expand their skills and grow their businesses.

How to Sell All By Yourself (Inc.)
Entrepreneurs wear many hats, and sales director is often one of them. However, balancing the dual roles of CEO and salesperson can be tricky. Here are 10 tips to make sure you do each job right.

Drop in Self-Employment Shows Recovery Eludes Small Business (Business Week)
The number of Americans who were self-employed dropped in August to the lowest level in eight years, showing the economic recovery is not strong enough to nurture new businesses.

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