Tax Tips for Small Businesses

Anna FalkensteinFor many small business owners, tax season can be the stuff of nightmares. If April 15th makes you cringe, help is on the way. Anna Falkenstein, a senior stakeholder liaison for the Small Business/Self Employment Division of the IRS, shares her insider tips on handling your small-business taxes like a pro.…

Best Stop Spearheads Neighborhood Renewal

preston with best stop signWhen customers walk through the door of Best Stop Carry Out Fish they generally say two things.

“First they tell me your building is beautiful,” attorney and former delegate to Virginia’s 63rd District Joe Preston said.
“Then they thank me for being here.”

Best Stop is located in a century-old building, previously a pawnshop in an area with, as Preston put it, “a little crime problem.” Now it’s the center of an up-and-coming neighborhood.…

New Faces and Places: SBDC Says Goodbye to Ephgrave, Welcomes New Model

Dick Ephgrave and Sheri McGuire
Dick Ephgrave with Sheri McGuire

Winds of change are blowing through the Longwood Small Business Development Center’s internal structure signaled by the retirement of Dick Ephgrave, beloved and longtime director of the organization’s Martinsville office.

As Ephgrave marks the end of a highly successful 12-year tenure, the SBDC is adjusting its traditional model for the western region.…