How about we share?

Some self-employed business owners are setting up office-shares to defray costs and to have warm bodies around to bounce around ideas. And three local entrepreneurs think they have a better alternative to the growing throngs of self-employed Richmonders who use Starbucks and Panera as their de facto offices.

Monday Q&A : So is high-speed rail for real?

High-Speed rail in Richmond could make D.C. an easy 1.5 hour trip. But it will take billions in federal funds. The proposal has strong backing from the local business community; BizSense sat down with Whitt Clement to see what all the hype is about.

The Pipeline: Commercial Real Estate Round Up for 7.24.09

CB Richard Ellis reports the following transactions: Briefings Media Group, LLC, a publishing company,  leased 8,300 square feet at 2807 N. Parham Road in Henrico. CSX Transportation leased 6,200 square feet at 1610 Forest Ave in Henrico. Taylor Long Properties reports the following transactions: Curves for Women, a health club,  leased 2,000 square feet at… Read more »

Rules changing for the money management game

Customers across the board expect lower prices, and in the wealth management game, that means lower fees. On the plus side, many of the smaller firms in town say they are successfully luring away clients who formerly worked with larger financial advisors.

Two local labs sign deal

Chesterfield biotech firm Commonwealth Biotechnologies plans to sell off segments of its business to Bostwick Laboratories, which is based in the West End. Bostwick plans to go public this year.

Commercial brokerage disbanding

Seven GVA Advantis brokers left the troubled firm last week and are starting an affiliate of a new firm. Leading the pack is Charles Polk, who was GVA’s all-time top-producing broker.

Tech Review: Drop a link like it’s hot

Businesses used to have to pay dearly for a system that would let a worker at one computer save a story on a company-wide network that another worker could pull up. It was just a matter of time before the Web came after this pricey software. And my, how it has.