Month: November 2016

Neighborhood Business To Support Occoquan Merchants during Local Shopping Day

One Degree Staff prepping balloons for 2015 Small Business Saturday event.

Free Balloons, Prizes Exclusively for Town Merchants FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Occoquan, Virginia – November 22, 2016 – Merchants in the Town of Occoquan, Virginia, will get a boost to their marketing efforts this Saturday as they prepare to entice local shoppers into their businesses. This Saturday, November 26, 2016, is a heavily promoted national day […]


Taxes, Regulations Top of Mind for Small Business Owners

Index Earnings Small Business Optimism Index Remains Tepid Source: NFIB Research Foundation The National Federation of Independent Business released its quarterly Small Business Economic Trends Report, citing a mixed bag of economic indicators across a wide spectrum of topics. Overall, the Optimism Index rose 0.8 points this past quarter. While this is good news, the Index remains [...]

Virginia Among Top 5 States for Small Business Growth

Growth by state Washington, Baltimore Ranked in Top 5 Metro Areas Source: Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index The October 2016 Paychex IHS Small Business Jobs Index revealed a slight increase in small business jobs growth compared to the same time last year, but the national index is now at its lowest point year-to-date. Nearly 95 percent of employers in [...]

Small Business, Big Impact

Items from Grandpa Loges' foundry.

What Small Business Saturday Means To Me By Rod Loges I often marvel at the courage and tenacity of Small Business Owners. I have been fortunate to be surrounded by these humble yet strong individuals all my life: my Mom has owned a travel agency for decades, both sets of my Grandparents owned businesses and […]


New Scholarship Award Focuses on Youth and Small Business Owners

Press Release

Applications Now Being Accepted For 2016-17 Academic Year FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Occoquan, Virginia – November 1, 2016 – The John Mathis Entrepreneurial Spirit Award, named after the father of One Degree Capital co-founder Jenn Mathis, is now accepting applications for its inaugural 2016-17 academic year scholarship award. “Daddy continues to be an enormous inspiration to […]