ReLocate Program

Need to Make a Move?

ReLocate is Arlington’s newest program designed to assist small businesses that want or need to move to a new location. Through ReLocate, small businesses can access a wide range of resources that include consultations and connections to help navigate the best solutions.

By leveraging current BizLaunch Small Business Support Services, Arlington will utilize existing resources, established relationships in the community and propose solutions to this forward thinking approach to business relocation.  Meet with one of our team members and find out how we can help.

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Whether your lease is expiration or redevelopment is impacting your current location, small businesses can get relocation assistance through BizLaunch. 

Where do I start?

Where to Start  

Step 1. Take Stock 

  • Begin by documenting the circumstances driving your need to relocate.
  • Identify your goals. Do you wish to stay in your current location? Would relocating benefit you? Is it time to scale up or scale back? 
  • Check the terms of your current lease and outline your relocation requirements.

Step 2. Meet with a BizLaunch Counselor

  • Schedule a meeting with BizLaunch to review your assessment and discuss your options.
  • Work with your advisor to develop a plan.

Step 3. Implement Your Plan and Make Your Move

  • Meet with your advisor regularly while you implement the plan and they assist you through the process.

What should I expect?

What to Expect

Every situation is unique and so are the tools needed to support each case. Some of the support you can expect includes:

Technical Assistance

  • Assistance with building a short and long term strategy that meets business goals
  • Help identifying funding resources, where needed, and facilitate connections
  • Coaching on lease negotiations

Networking Assistance

  • Facilitate communications with Real Estate Developers and Property Managers
  • Provide exposure to potential funding sources
  • If needed, connect with other entrepreneurs with similar experience 

Personalized Support

  • Information on how to sell your business
  • Referral to ReLaunch Program if appropriate


Who is eligible?

Eligibility Requirements

  • Located in Arlington
  • Have fewer than 50 employees at the Arlington location
  • Have a current  Arlington Business License
  • Operate as a business within the last month 

Relocation Case Study

When Reena Bawa, Founder of Beauty Fair Hairstylists, learned she needed to move after running her Columbia Pike business at the same location for more than 35 years, the process seemed daunting. Luckily, she had BizLaunch to help her find a new space for her business.

Read Renna's Story

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Ready to make a move?

Relocating a business is challenging. But you don’t have to go it alone. BizLaunch can help. Make an appointment with a BizLaunch team member for guidance and planning.

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