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#ShopSmall 10 Years Strong and Counting
#ShopSmall 10 Years Strong and Counting
Programs like Small Business Saturday among others help keep local dollars within Arlington, representing the community’s character, while contributing to a vibrant business community making Arlington an ideal place to live, work and play. 

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BizLaunch goes global, talks small business and entrepreneurship in Ukraine
BizLaunch director Tara Palacios has brought her knowledge and tips for succeeding in small business overseas – specifically to hopeful business owners and entrepreneurs in the Ukraine.

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New Amenity Electric Shuttle Service Launches in Arlington
New Amenity Electric Shuttle Service Launches in Arlington
FLARE Technology and Services, an amenity electric shuttle service and technology platform, formally announced it has begun services in Arlington.

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Small Business Focus: Top Tips to Prepare Your Business for the Holidays 2019
Small Business Focus: Top Tips to Prepare Your Business for the Holidays 2019
Is your business ready for the holiday season? Your friends at BizLaunch have compiled four key tips to help help your business be successful when things get most distracting.  

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BizLaunch: Creating a Prepared Business Community
BizLaunch: Creating a Prepared Business Community
Understanding that 90% of small businesses will fail within a year of a disaster unless they are able to resume operations within five days, the BizLaunch team hosted a Brunch & Business on How to Navigate Disastrous Moments in Business. If you missed the event, don't miss out on the key takeaways and resources covered in this blog post.

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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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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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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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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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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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Small Business Focus: Celebrating Arlington's OUTstanding Entrepreneurs
Small Business Focus: Celebrating Arlington's OUTstanding Entrepreneurs
In Arlington, we celebrate 50 years of Pride by honoring our local entrepreneurs on June 5 who have had such a great impact on our community. Hear the personal journeys of business owners as they describe how they live their dream of entrepreneurship each day. Understand the founder’s challenges and celebrate their victories at our final Brunch and Business: BizPride, Celebrating Arlington’s OUTstanding Entrepreneurs

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Small Business Focus: Arlington's Collaborative Approach to Alcohol
Small Business Focus: Arlington's Collaborative Approach to Alcohol
The Arlington Restaurant Initiative (ARI) was developed as a voluntary accreditation program to increase the overall safety of customers, businesses and neighborhood residents in areas with nightlife and entertainment.

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Is Your Business Stuck?
Is Your Business Stuck?
Is your business stuck and not growing year-to-year? Are you looking for new tools to take your business to the next level? At BizLaunch, we have discovered a secret way to grow your business....

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Small Business Focus: Getting Noticed. The Star Power of Your Business
Small Business Focus: Getting Noticed. The Star Power of Your Business
Each day thousands of internet activities take place in under a minute. So how does your business stand apart from others? This blog has tips on how to get noticed.

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Small Business Focus: Celebrating the Sheroes of Business during Women's History Month
Small Business Focus:  Celebrating the Sheroes of Business during Women's History Month
From cyber security companies to health and wellness to engineering, women are starting and leading a variety of innovative businesses in the Arlington community. In fact, the number of women-owned businesses is growing at a rate five times faster than the national average.

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Small Business Focus: 2019 Trends for Entrepreneurs
Small Business Focus:  2019 Trends for Entrepreneurs
Do you have dreams of launching your invention dancing in your head? Starting a business is not an easy endeavor. BizLaunch recaps six key trends to keep in mind. 

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Small Business Focus: Let's Talk Resources
Small Business Focus: Let's Talk Resources
Has the federal government shutdown impacted your business and you don’t know what to do? Remember: you are not alone! BizLaunch is here for you.

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Small Business Focus: 2019 New Year's Resolutions for Your Business
Small Business Focus: 2019 New Year's Resolutions for Your Business
Today marks the ninth day of the New Year. Have you stuck to your New Year’s Resolutions for your business?

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Small Business Focus: Your End of Year Business Tune-Up
Small Business Focus: Your End of Year Business Tune-Up
The last 12 days of 2018 provide an excellent opportunity to plan for the New Year. Here are five quick BizLaunch tips to ensure you wrap up the year right.

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