• Amanda Silcox

Small Business Shout Out: The Spark Mill

"Virginia has the opportunity to do the right thing and set a paid sick day standard." - business owner, Sarah Milston


We appreciate the many businesses around the state like The Spark Mill, a small consulting company in Richmond, that are already doing the right thing and providing paid time off for employees to use when they are sick.


Sarah Milston, Founder and CEO, said "In a company like mine where doing business means interacting with other businesses, we all need to have this practice in place in order for it to really work. I don’t want my staff coming to work or engaging with clients when they are sick. I run a small office and it would have a bigger financial impact if one staff member came in sick and got the entire office sick. Or if a member of my team got a client sick, that would not be good for my brand.”

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