Author: onedegreecap

A Ramble On The Rue

  By Rod Loges WALKING ON THE SMALLEST RUES (“streets” in French) alongside the Mediterranean Sea in southern France, I happened upon this little boutique in the heart of Montredon, a small fishing village on the outskirts of Marseilles. It’s a place where I would buy a home if I ever moved to Marseilles – everything […]


Wrong Capital at the Wrong Time

A Martial Arts Studio Kicked, but Not Defeated | THE WRONG TYPE of capital can be disastrous for a business. Learn how One Degree Capital recently helped a martial arts studio after the wrong type of loan derailed their expansion plans. | “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” – Bruce […]


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 […]


September Franchise Job Growth Up Versus August

ADP Franchise Report Sep 2016 Remains Off Pace Versus 2015    Source: ADP Franchise Report Sep 2016 The September 2016 ADP National Franchise Report revealed franchise corporations added 26,000 jobs to our economy. While this amount is up from August's 19,100 figure, it is well below the 33,600 jobs franchises added one year ago. In all, the franchise growth rate [...]

Small Business Growth Shows Signs of Slowing

ADP Small Business Report Sept 2016 Employers With Fewer Than 50 Employees Impacted Most   Source: ADP National Employment Report® According to the ADP Research Institute's September 2016 Small Business Report®, small businesses with fewer than 50 employees added just 34,000 jobs in September. That is the slowest growth since December 2013, and continues a downward trend that began last April. [...]

Small Business Is Big In Southern France

Castellane France This post is part of a series, "Rod's Rambles," where Rod travels the world interviewing small business owners to listen and learn how they turned their passion into profits when starting their own businesses. Bonjour mes amis! I just returned from the beautiful South of France and could not wait to share with you all the wonderful [...]