ReLocate Program

Ready 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 wealth of resources that include consultations and connections to help navigate the best solutions.

Through BizLaunch, small businesses can find assistance with business planning, potential existing real estate opportunities and transition considerations whether lease expiration or redevelopment are impacting the current location.

By leveraging current BizLaunch Small Business Support Services, Arlington will utilize existing resources, established relationships in the community and propose future efforts in this forward thinking approach to business relocation.

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

Where to Start

  • Business defines current conditions and circumstances driving the need for relocation
    • Identify goals for remaining in current location post development or relocating
    • Information to navigate the process (step by step)
  • Tenant assistance:
    • Assessment profile (link to jotform/Jen)
    • Sign up directly for assistance (calendly)
  • Developers/Property Managers:
    • Timely communication of project scope and delivery
    • Facilitating relationships/communication between Developer and Tenant

What to Expect

  • Technical Assistance
    • Assistance with building short and long term strategy that meets business goals
    • Help identifying funding resources, where needed, and facilitate connections
    • Coaching on lease negotiations
  • Networking Assistance
    • Introduction to Real Estate Developers and Property Managers
    • Exposure to potential funding providers
    • Meetups with other entrepreneurs with similar experience 
  • Personalized Support
    • Information on how to sell your business
    • Referral to ReLaunch Program if appropriate

Eligibility Requirements

  • Located in Arlington
  • Have fewer than 50 employees at the Arlington location
  • Have a current 2023 Arlington Business License
  • Operate as a business within the last month

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Need help?

Relocating a business is challenging. But you don’t have to go it alone. We can help. Tell us more about your situation and one of our BizLaunch counselors will reach out to assist you.

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