Blizzard of ’09 is white gold for ski biz

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. So sing the ski mountain businesses in Virginia and West Virginia. The powdery stuff is nature’s best marketing tool, reminding Richmonders that there are ways to recreate even in the winter. Plus, BizSense has a list of where to hit the slopes and what deals are coming up.

Where to hit the slopes

A quick run-down of where you can ski, and what deals are being offered.

New bills that could affect your business

The Virginia General Assembly starts in two days. Here is a round up of a few bills that have been introduced that could affect your business.

This cookie didn’t crumble

The owner of a cookie store franchise in Carytown faced a tough business decision when the parent company started filling online orders that made up the bulk of her business. Now she’s launching a new venture in the same space.

Waiting for wage increases

Despite the fact that Congress has raised the federal minimum wage for other workers several times in recent years, the base minimum wage for restaurant waitstaff (not including tips) has remained at $2.13 per hour since 1991. That makes it tough on local waitstaff, but it also presents a challenge for restaurant owners.

200 more apartments coming to Shockoe Bottom

The project had been in the planning and financing stages for about three years, but the development company just closed on the property about two weeks ago.