Small Business Insight The concept for Small Business Insight was born out of a group of small business owners in the Hampton Roads area who experience a common need. Having searched for a publication to discuss the countless issues of importance to someone developing a growing company, we finally decided to take the entrepreneurial approach and start our own publication to fulfill that need. We hope Small Business Insight will give area business owners a way to better communicate with each other as well as a forum to learn, develop relationships and share both the difficulties and joys of growing a business. We offer a variety of articles on small business issues as well as profiles of successful local companies. We also wanted to build a community of small business people by offering a variety of networking experiences by which we can all learn from each other.
James’ financial career spans over a decade, during which time he has developed a niche specializing in Retirement Planning for veterans. He served in the US Army 9 years, 3 of which was spent stationed at Ft. Hood. He graduated from NC Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount NC with a BS in Business Administration.
A champion in the community, he is Board President of My Sisters House of NC, and board member of the Downtown Rocky Mount Renaissance Committee. He serves as President of NAIFA, Rocky Mount, NC, and Chairman of the City of Rocky Mount Redevelopment Commission. Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce named James the 2013 Minority Small Business Person of the Year, 2014 Ambassador of the Year. He was honored to serve as Co-Chair of the Small Business Committee from July 2014 to June 2015.
At home with his family in Rocky Mount, NC, James enjoys movies, reading, dancing and going to the track to watch drag racing. He and his wife Ruth are proud parents of Jasmine, Jessica, JaeQuan, and grandparents to Jayda and Jamari.
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