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Small Biz Focus: How to Navigate Disastrous Moments in Business
Small Biz Focus: How to Navigate Disastrous Moments in Business
Entrepreneurs are busy trying to manage and grow their business — not trying to figure out what to do when and if something bad happens. That's why the next Brunch & Business will focus on teaching entrepreneurs how to minimize the impact of a disaster by developing a proactive plan.

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Nominate Your Small Business for Amazon's New Small Business Awards
Nominate Your Small Business for Amazon's New Small Business Awards
Amazon recently announced that they are accepting nominations for their new small business awards. These awards, which were designed to celebrate inspiring and unique American small businesses selling in Amazon’s stores, will be recognizing small businesses in three categories: Small Business of the Year, Woman – Owned Small Business of the Year and Small Business Owner Under 30 of the Year.

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Return on Creativity: Art is Good for Business
Return on Creativity: Art is Good for Business
Differentiating your business may not be a matter of research and development. Turns out it's more art than science.

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Ten Northern Virginia jurisdictions band together to form Northern VA Economic Development Alliance
In a move to formalize the regional partnerships and collaborations throughout Northern Virginia’s economic development organizations, a total of 10 jurisdictions from Northern Virginia, including Arlington, are now banding together to form the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance.

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Listen: AED Interim Director Alex Iams on Arlington's business community
Listen: AED Interim Director Alex Iams on Arlington's business community
AED Interim Director Alex Iams was the guest on September's Ballston Connect podcast, where he discussed the current economic development situation for Arlington, some trends in the industry and what he envisions for the community post-Amazon.

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BbG Fitness and Total Wellness Challenge
BbG Fitness and Total Wellness Challenge
In this month’s BizLaunch Featured Business Series, we hear from Ginny Wright, an Arlington-based small business owner. Ginny has worked closely with BizLaunch and SCORE for over 15 years.

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34 Arlington Companies Named to the Inc 5000 
34 Arlington Companies Named to the Inc. 5000 
Inc. magazine named 34 Arlington companies to its annual list of the nation’s 5,000 fastest-growing companies., the Inc. 5000, while five were part of the exclusive Inc. 500. 

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Biz Talk: Acquisitions in Arlington's Cybersecurity Space
Biz Talk: Acquisitions in Arlington's Cybersecurity Space
In the past few months, we’ve noticed a trend among Arlington’s security technology companies. Several innovative, fast-growing Arlington companies in the cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and data analytics fields are being acquired by larger companies.

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Return on Creativity: Return on the Future
Return on Creativity: Return on the Future
What will the future consumer experience? Let’s see how you feel.

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Dark Star Park Celebrates 35th Anniversary
Dark Star Park Celebrates 35th Anniversary
It’s been 35 years since Dark Star Park in Rosslyn became one of the first major examples of integrated public art in the nation and effectively began Arlington’s public art program, and this year, Arlington Public Art celebrated the anniversary in style.

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A Look Back: The Last Five Years of Arlington Economic Development
Five years ago, the Arlington Economic Development Business Investment team set out to reduce Arlington County’s vacancy rate and diversify the economy.

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Arlington's Commercial Vacancy Rate Drops
Arlington's Commercial Vacancy Rate Drops
It's been a little more than four years since Arlington's commercial vacancy rate hit its historic high of 21%, and now, AED's efforts to promote and provide resources for businesses looking to move or expand operations in Arlington are paying off.

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Small Business Focus: Arlington's Grant Opportunities for Area Nonprofits
Small Business Focus: Arlington's Grant Opportunities for Area Nonprofits
Arlington County works with several nonprofit organizations through our Community Development Fund each year to ensure a maximum reach for nonprofit providers is varied and reflects the needs of our community. Register now to attend BizLaunch Nonprofit NOFA Information Session FY2021 on July 23 at Arlington Economic Development to learn how to apply. 

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Volunteers Needed for Emergency Exercise July 19 
Volunteers Needed for Emergency Exercise July 19 
Help Arlington County be prepared for a public health emergency! The County is seeking volunteers to participate in Capital Fortitude, a full-scale emergency exercise designed to evaluate the National Capital Region’s ability to dispense medication quickly in response to an anthrax attack.

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Arlington, Amazon deal help Virginia claim Top State for Business, 2019
Arlington, Amazon deal help Virginia claim Top State for Business, 2019
Virginia has been announced as CNBC’s choice for “Top State for Business” in 2019. It’s the fourth time the Commonwealth has taken the top honors, which studies all 50 states based on 10 different categories of business competitiveness. And of course, Arlington’s nationally-watched deal for Amazon HQ2 was cited as a big reason for the win.

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Small Business Focus: Seven Simple Tips to Network Like A Pro
Small Business Focus: Seven Simple Tips to Network Like A Pro
Need more business? Summer is the perfect time to review your networking plan. In this blog, Tara provides seven simple tips to help you network like a pro for the remainder of the year.

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Artist Spotlight: A tapestry of experience
Artist Spotlight: A tapestry of experience
A visit to Arlington Weaves, Etc. says a lot about how Arlington strives to serve all of its community while supporting entrepreneurs.

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Five Teaching Tricks to Improve your Employee Performance
Five Teaching Tricks to Improve your Employee Performance
We all know that teachers are amazing, but did you know that best practices for teachers can also be useful to the larger business community when coaching and mentoring employees? 

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Advocating for Place and Involving the Community
"We needed to educate the community in a way we never did before."

That's how Victor Hoskins described the months following the announcement that Amazon had selected Arlington as the new home for its coveted HQ2.

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Small Business Focus: Five Things to Get Noticed
Small Business Focus: Five Things to Get Noticed
How does your business stand apart and get noticed? This question is super important for a business in 2019. It all leads back to the clutter. With so much information hitting our target markets daily – how do we stand out? Read this blog for five quick tips that will help your business stand out. 

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