Marriott Round 2: No Thanks

A post a few weeks ago highlighted the $400,000,000 break-up fee that Marriott was going to receive if the group led by Chinese insurer Anbang was successful at buying Starwood (think Westin, Sheraton, W Hotels) and terminating Marriott’s effort. “Sorry we changed our mind” never felt so good.   Last week it became clear that Marriott…

B1 Featured Story: Tazewell Today

‘Small Businesses are coming back to Small Town’s Main Street’   Areas all over Southwest Virginia are revitalizing their downtowns. Even areas specifically impacted by the coal industry. ⋅⋅⋅ There is usually a spark – that one individual who decides to do something. That spark creates a conversation that launches a movement. All over Southwest…

Angel Investors

Over the past few years several terms have emerged in the lexicon of start-up companies. None more important than the “angel investor”. An angel investor is your neighbor, the lady in your Rotary Club, the successful businessman who now seeks to make a return while helping others grow their businesses. So how do you find…