With a 10% budget cut looming for James City County due to the Governor’s shutdown, there are many people clamoring to get their fair share of relief funds. One group that has been extremely vocal about their budget shortfall is WJCC schools. 52% of the taxes collected by James City County goes towards the public […]
County Government’s Use of Small Business Tax Income Under Scrutiny
With an unprecedented pandemic, local governments are struggling to meet the needs of their small business community. In reality, the only thing they are capable of is providing links to other organizations who may be able to help. Even though these government organizations exist mostly due to tax revenue generated by small business in the […]
Say Hello to the SBA’s Coronavirus Relief Plan
Whether you are a small business owner who has been forced to close, or a worker who has been furloughed as a result of Governor Northam’s shutdown of non-essential businesses, there are ways you can get relief. WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU: If you are a small business owner, (even if you are the only […]
It’s Free Money Monday for City of Williamsburg businesses!
As reported by the WYDaily, The Williamsburg Economic Development Authority has given away $12,300 of your hard earned money (in the form of tax dollars) to local businesses in order to help them pay for Google Virtual tours of their private businesses. This is in an effort to bolster Google ratings of the City of […]
A tax too far . . .
I recently traveled to the self proclaimed vacation capital of the world, Orlando Florida. While sitting back in my comfy restaurant chair, thinking about the delicious meal I had just enjoyed, I was presented with the bill. I took a quick look and thought, there must be some mistake. There’s no way this Mecca of […]
What’s good for the goose is good for the hardware store
In the September 15th edition of the Virginia Gazette, Rodrigo Arriaza wrote an article about Peninsula Ace Hardware’s move to the Monticello Shopping Center. I’m glad to see that Ace Hardware is staying close to their original location. But as I read further, Rodrigo states that the Williamsburg Economic Development Authority unanimously approved a $50,000 […]