• 03/27/2017 11:43 AM | Anonymous

    Five Richmond-area businesswomen have received awards recognizing their entrepreneurial spirit and community leadership from the National Association of Women Business Owners — NAWBO — Richmond Southeast Virginia chapter.

    They were among 13 nominated for the awards, presented at the organization’s annual awards dinner on Thursday at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa.

    Awards were presented in five categories: Entrepreneur of the Year, Rising Star, Community Leader, Student Entrepreneur of the Year, and for the first time, for leadership in STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math.


  • 02/17/2017 3:59 PM | Anonymous

    Please join the Richmond Business Alliance (the LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce for the Richmond region) for the Richmond Business Alliance Job Fair at Diversity Richmond on Saturday, March 15, 2017 from 10am to 2pm.  This event will be a first of a kind for the Virginia market, drawing companies and prospective employees from across the Commonwealth.  There is no cost for qualified exhibitors and sponsorship opportunities are available. 

  • 10/14/2016 1:03 PM | Anonymous

     Is your business making the revenue you    envisioned? Are you feeling stuck and  unsure what will get your business where  you want it to be? Host Mary Foley talks  with Zee Worstell, CEO of AccelerateHER,  about four shifts women need to make for  real business growth.

     Listen and learn:
     What is limiting the revenue potential of many women business owners.
    Why passion isn't enough to create a truly successful business.
    One of the biggest mindsets that women need to embrace to earn more.
    Practical steps to get a handle on your business finances.
    The difference between a network and a strong support system for your business.   Read more at evbpower.come


  • 10/03/2016 12:08 PM | Anonymous

    Enjoy attending a full line up of events with NAWBO Richmond this fall 2016 through spring 2017.

    This year, we are excited to announce the NAWBO Richmond Easy Pass. Now, you won’t have to worry about missing a registration deadline, and all events, including the Women of Excellence Dinner can be paid for in advance. The best news? Purchasing a pass will discount all events off the early bird prices!

    If you missed the first meeting you can still purchase the Easy Pass.  We have discounted it for November - June events.  The Easy Pass can be purchased for $275, payment is due by October 30th.  Save over $55.00 on early bird registrations by purchasing your NAWBO Richmond Easy Pass today.   Purchase the easy pass today you WILL save $55 on November through June events!

    This year’s event prices:  
    November:  Workshop:  $65.00
    December:  Holiday Luncheon:  $35.00
    January:  Coffee Social:  $25.00
    February:  Day on the Hill: Complimentary
    March WE:  $85.00
    April  Open House:  $30.00
    May Membership Social:  $25.00
    June Annual Dinner:  $65.00

    Purchase your pass today!  Click Here            



  • 09/16/2016 2:54 PM | Anonymous

     WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Sept. 15, 2016 - PRLog

      AccelerateHER™ of Williamsburg, VA recently    received a $50,000 grant for its JunipHER Project,  a program launched in January 2016 to help mid-  stage women business owners (WBOs) achieve  growth.

     The grant was one of 68 awarded by the U.S.  Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Investment and Innovation, Office of Native American Affairs, and Office of Veterans Business Development along with the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and Department of Education as part of its third annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition.

    "Through this national competition, we are empowering accelerators which are led by and support women or other underrepresented groups," says SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet.

  • 07/29/2016 9:07 AM | Anonymous

    The party may just be getting going for one Richmond-based startup.

    PartyRVA, an 18-month-old online party planning platform, has raised $150,000 in capital to fund its next phase of growth – going national.

    Effective Aug. 15, will become and it has immediate plans to target Charlotte, one of the fastest-growing metros in the U.S. Future expansion plans may include Northern Virginia, Columbus, Ohio, and Boston.

    “It is a very big deal,” said founder and CEO Nathan Marcus from his co-working space at 804RVA on West Broad Street. “This affords us the capital to grow, and increase the services we provide on our platform.” Read more at

  • 07/14/2016 11:14 AM | Anonymous

    Women entrepreneurs are articulate, tenacious and ambitious.  To my understanding, a third of all new companies created today are run by women.  Entrepreneurship supports economic growth and so what is good for women is good for the economy.

    Female entrepreneurs are an under tapped force and if fully realized, can significantly boost economic expansion. April 2016 marked an exciting announcement of World Bank’s $2.5 billion investment in education projects for adolescent girls. The First Lady, Michelle Obama’s powerful on-site speech is a genuine endorsement of the bright future in harnessing the talents and economic potentials of mankind and women in particular. Read more at

  • 07/13/2016 11:34 AM | Anonymous

    Shoe Crazy Wine might not have made it to store shelves if fate had not intervened in the life of owner Gwen Hurt.

    Hurt loved wine. Her first foray into winemaking came in 2006, when she received a bottle-making kit as a Christmas present. “I made over 100 bottles of Chianti in my kitchen,” said the Chesterfield resident. “After seeing the process and going through it, I thought that one day I would like to own a vineyard.”

    When it came time to bottle her homemade wine she couldn’t decide what name to put on the label. “My daughter Brittny said to name it after something I love, and I love shoes,” said Hurt, who also has two sons, Ronald and Daniel, who helped her develop her sales strategy. “So Shoe Crazy Wine was born that day.”  Read more at

  • 07/13/2016 11:29 AM | Anonymous

    Inc.'s 11th annual 30 Under 30 list features the young founders taking on some of the world's biggest challenges. Here, meet Lumi Organics.

    Hillary Lewis had a name for her company years before she had any idea what the company would be. For years, in lieu of saying goodbye, she and her friends would say, "Love you, mean it!" or, more efficiently, "Lumi!" The acronym even became her nickname during her post-college stint as an analyst on Wall Street.

    Finding the world of finance lacking--it perhaps didn't help that she started a job at Lehman Brothers the very week it went bankrupt--Lewis moved on to get her MBA at the University of Virginia. One day during her second year, while shopping at Whole Foods, she noticed a bottle of cold-pressed juice priced at $9.99, and asked a clerk if it was selling.  

  • 07/13/2016 11:24 AM | Anonymous

    In Virginia, women are starting new businesses 1.5 times more often then men, according to the Small Business Administration. That's why the SBA just opened the Center for Women's Enterprise, to help women grow their companies and overcome challenges.

    Growing a business can be like running an obstacle course.

    Cindy Briggs is the owner of All Dog Adventures, a dog boarding and training facility. She wants to build a new, bigger dogplex, where she can eventually triple the business and staff.

    "I've had this vision of a dogplex that has everything in it," she told us.

    Briggs' obstacle was getting the capital, a loan, to build it and didn't know where to turn. "I would be discouraged because there wasn't anybody there to answer my questions."  Read More at

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