Policy News – January 6, 2022

As Congress returns from their winter break, one task from 2021 is still on the top of their to-do list. The Build Back Better Agenda (BBBA) is still unresolved after Senator Joe Manchin stated that he would not support the legislation as written. Issues left on the...

Industry News – January 6, 2022

The “Great Resignation” Led to Huge Increase in New Entrepreneurs  As more people move away from traditional work to starting their own company, the result is that 5 million new businesses were created in the last quarter of 2021. That’s a 55 percent increase from the...

Policy News – December 16, 2021

With Christmas recess scheduled for next week, time is running out for the Senate to finish their version of the “Build Back Better” act. Items still up for discussion and possible changes include state and local tax deductions (SALT), the Byrd Rule that oversees if...

Industry News – December 16, 2021

Lighthouse Labs Accelerator Spring 2022 Cohort Applications Now Open  Lighthouse Labs, a nationally recognized accelerator program based in Richmond, VA, seeks applicants for its Spring 2022 cohort. In addition to programming and mentorship, those accepted will...

Policy News – December 9, 2021

With time running out late last week, Congress kept the government running into early next year. Congress approved a continuing resolution to fund the government through February 18. The bill passed the house across a party-line vote while the Senate passed it 69-28....

Industry News – December 9, 2021

Small Businesses Add Rising Inflation to Growing List of Issues  Many small business owners, still fighting back after the pandemic, supply chain issues, and a lack of workforce talent must now deal with a new problem. Nationwide inflation is raising the prices on...