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.

Press 1 to make a deal

Two local communications firms have merged. Cottrell Communications acquired assets from a competitor for an undisclosed amount of cash.

A fresh start

We asked citizens of BizSense Nation for their 2009 reflections and their 2010 resolutions.