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Report: Good service keeps customers coming back

Businesses' low prices won't keep customers coming back, according to a new Gallup report.

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 12:05pm EDT

Tags: Gallup, The State of the American Consumer, customer loyalty, shopper, Sarah Beth Hensley

Study: 'Boring' tasks are the best part of the job

Researchers found that while workers say they like to be challenged by difficult tasks, they really felt happiest when taking on the mundane chores.

Monday - 03/10/2014, 05:17am EDT

Tags: workers, work

Cold weather heats up sales for some companies

The harsh winter has been rough for some businesses, but for a lucky few, the frigid weather means more cold, hard cash.

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 03:10am EST

Tags: winter

The Homemade Gin Kit: Building a business on booze

Two Arlington friends launched a business that lets its customers turn the kitchen into a distillery.

Thursday - 01/09/2014, 09:42am EST

Tags: gin, Homemade Gin Kit, cocktails, Rachel Nania,


Mining equipment firm to open Va. facility

A mining and machinery and equipment manufacturer plans to open a facility in Bland County that would create 50 jobs.

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 04:53pm EDT

Tags: Bland County, manufacturing, Bob McDonnell,

Vigilante Coffee: Building a business from bean to cup

Six mornings a week, Vigilante Coffee opens at 1017 7th Street N.W., in Mount Vernon Square. Its red walls, leather booths and spray painted tables may not look like your typical coffee shop decor, but that's because Vigilante Coffee isn't very typical.

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 08:34am EDT

Tags: Dana Gooley, coffee, Vigilante Coffee, Vigilante, D.C., small business

Va. governor to host business summit in June

Monday - 04/29/2013, 04:10am EDT

Tags: jobs, Bob McDonnell

Tips for finding a green job

The green and energy sectors have some of the hottest jobs on the market. Joan Michelson, CEO of Green Connections Radio, provides tips for taking advantage of the employment opportunities.

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 01:14pm EST

Tags: green jobs, employment, jobs, sustainability, energy, Joan Michelson


Stores change online prices based on shoppers' locations

The Wall Street Journal reports that retailers like Staples adjust online prices based on a customer's distance from a store and a company's competitors.

Monday - 12/24/2012, 11:38am EST

Tags: online shopping, prices, Wall Street Journal, Greg Bianco

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