Program provides training in hiring, strategic planning, business practices
Virginia Beach Economic Development and Virginia Beach-based 1701 Coworking announced Friday it has selected two participants for its three-month Entrepreneur-in Residence (EIR) program.
Kate Johnson with Heritage Business Services and freelance educator Meghan Raftery were selected for the program, which provides training in hiring, strategic planning and other business practices.
“The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Virginia Beach,” Virginia Beach Economic Development Business Development Coordinator Ray White said in a statement. “The city’s partnership with the 1701 EIR program continues to provide a platform through which locally grown and owned new businesses prosper. The support the program lends to individuals working toward self-sustainability is exemplified by the quality business entities that develop in this coworking space.”
Johnson owns Heritage Business Services, working as a virtual bookkeeper serving local and national clients. The