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Small Business Focus: Cosmopolitan Plated
Small Business Focus: Cosmopolitan Plated
Learn how a personal chef from Atlanta launched her startup in Arlington, and how the company managed to see consistent growth despite the challenges brought on by the public health crisis. 

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Tech Connect: GoTab Raises $6M and Helps Restaurants Adapt During Pandemic
Tech Connect: GoTab Raises $6M and Helps Restaurants Adapt During Pandemic
Founded in 2015, GoTab has developed a mobile ordering and payment platform designed to expedite restaurants and retailers’ ordering processes. Since the pandemic, the company has experienced impressive growth, as its client base has expanded both regionally and nationally.

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ReLaunch
ReLaunch
Arlington Economic Development (AED) is committed to providing the professional tools small businesses need to compete in our “new normal.” ReLaunch is a new initiative sponsored by BizLaunch, Arlington’s Small Business and Entrepreneurial Assistance Network to help newly launched and existing businesses adjust to the “new normal.” What is the cost to participate? It is a free tool, underwritten by AED.

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Small Business Focus: 3 Diverse Women-Owned Restaurants in Columbia Pike
Small Business Focus: Three Diverse Women-Owned Restaurants in Columbia Pike
Hear stories from three woman-owned small businesses on Columbia Pike have persevered through these challenging times and how the Buy A Nurse Lunch program has benefited their small business. 

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How Arlington Works for Women in Business in 10 Stats
How Arlington Works for Women in Business in 10 Stats
In honor of Women’s History Month, we are sharing 10 statistics that prove Arlington is the best place for women in business.

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Mason Legal Clinic @BizLaunch: Which Entity is Right for Your Startup?
Mason Legal Clinic @BizLaunch: Which Entity is Right for Your Startup?
In the United States, there are six main types of business entities you can form for your startup. With each entity offering its unique benefits, it becomes difficult to decipher which is right for your startup.

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Pivot Perfect
Pivot Perfect
On March 1, Governor Ralph Northam recognized Arlington small business Fresh Impact Farms and announed that they would become the recipient of Arlington’s first ever Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development (AFID) Fund grant from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS).

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Microsoft joins lineup at Return on Creativity: The Future Workforce
Microsoft joins lineup at Return on Creativity: The Future Workforce
Welcome keynote Javier Vasquez, General Manager, Solutions & Technology

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Tech Connect Profile: CareerGig
Tech Connect Profile: CareerGig Co-CEO Greg Kihlström
We interviewed CareerGig's Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Greg Kihlström. He offered some great insights on the future of work, doing business in Arlington County, and the state of the startup ecosystem in 2021. As a member of Arlington's tech startup community, CareerGig's successes provide a testament to Arlington's adaptability to the workforce's needs and evolution into an innovation hub for startups on the east coast. 

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Virginia Companies Increase Exports through Commonwealth's Two-Year Business Acceleration Program
Governor Ralph Northam recently announced that seven companies have graduated from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s (VEDP) Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) Program. Two Arlington-based companies were among the recent graduates, Cambridge International Systems and Fonteva. 

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Q4 Talent Corner: A Q4 Highwater Mark
Q4 Talent Corner: A Q4 Highwater Mark
Arlington’s demand for tech talent in Q4 set the highwater mark of any previous Q4 in Arlington for tech talent. In the final quarter of 2020, Arlington’s demand for tech talent continued to increase, the average number of monthly tech hires increased, and the average tech job posting duration decreased.

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Small Business Focus: Columbia Pike Laundry
Small Business Focus: Columbia Pike Laundry
While Columbia Pike Laundry has been a staple of Columbia Pike since 1993, we wanted to highlight how the owners, Daniel and Dara Logan, are leveraging technology in their small business to serve their customers better and reach additional markets within the region. 

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Return on Creativity: The Future Workforce
Return on Creativity: The Future Workforce
How and where will you be working in a post pandemic world? Join industry leaders to learn how current and future trends will impact employment and business growth.

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Recognizing black leaders of Arlington tech businesses
Recognizing Black Leaders of Arlington Tech Businesses
Did you know that African Americans are more likely to work in tech in NOVA than in Silicon Valley? In honor of President's Day and Black History Month, we are recognizing black leaders of Arlington tech businesses.

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Local Valentines are the Sweetest
Local Valentines are the Sweetest
Made in Arlington vendors have plenty to offer for this Valentine's Day.

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ReLaunch: ReVitalize, ReNew, ReBuild Your Arlington Small Business
ReLaunch: ReVitalize, ReNew, ReBuild Your Arlington Small Business
In developing programming to support small businesses dealing with the ongoing public health emergency, the BizLaunch team was mindful of the need for capital but that the amount available wouldn’t be very impactful to the majority of businesses. From there, ReLaunch was born. 

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Help Cut Down on Cybercrime
Help Cut Down on Cybercrime
It is projected that cybercrime will cost the world over $10.5 trillion dollars a year by 2025. The reported impacts of these attacks are becoming more and more common in the daily news cycle.

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From the Director: A Hopeful 2021
While I think we can all agree we were happy to say farewell to 2020, and even with a tumultuous start to the new year, 2021 is a year of hope for Arlington’s business community.

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It's a New Year filled with New Tools to Help Your Business
It's a New Year filled with New Tools to Help Your Business
BizLaunch is pleased to officially announce its latest initiative to help small businesses during the health pandemic: Relaunch. Relaunch kicks off this month with a webinar on Jan. 27, 2021. Local businesses will have the opportunity to apply for a complimentary suite of business services and technology assistance  to help their business in the upcoming months. 

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Arlington County Welcomes Microsoft
It’s a great start to the new year for Arlington’s tech scene as Fortune 100 honoree Microsoft announced it is joining the Arlington business community.

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