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Arlington and New Mobility
Arlington and New Mobility
Arlington rightfully brags about its pioneering work on transportation: from designing transit oriented development hubs to becoming a national leader in biking and bicycle infrastructure. All of these investments have paid off not just in dollars, but health and livability. As technology becomes a bigger part of transportation, what’s Arlington’s leadership role linking transportation and economic development?

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The Un-sharing Economy?
The Un-sharing Economy?
In a sharing economy individuals are able to borrow or rent assets owned by someone else. What happens when this economic model faces a roadblock from government regulations? 

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Five SXSW Trends Impacting Your Startup's Future
The goal of the AED Business Investment Group at SxSW is to get a fast download of all the happenings in technology and business while interfacing with interesting individuals and companies from across the country. We are able to learn about the emerging industries that could bring jobs to Arlington, as well as study the policies and practices being implemented by other jurisdictions around the country to foster and enhance efficiencies in government operations through technological advancements. this blog looks at five key trends that you should know about.

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Does Open Government Data Equal Big Money for Entrepreneurs?
Does Open Government Data Equal Big Money for Entrepreneurs?
The answer appears to be yes, if you have the right construct and development skills.  There are a few hurdles to jump over, but the possibilities are endless.  

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5 Reasons Why Academic Incubators are Crucial to the Startup World
Five Reasons Why Academic Incubators are Crucial to the Startup World
Nestled between the start of the interactive phase of SXSW and the end of SXSWedu was one panel focused on the fusion of education and technology. “The Rise of Academic Incubators” hosted by Texas A&M University left me with five lessons about EdTech and why academic incubators are essential to the innovation space.  

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Tixie Looks to Make Connections at SXSW
This is a guest post by Douglas Naegele of Tixie. Their AI risk engine helps predict which worksites are most prone to a serious workplace injury--before it happens. Doug received a SXSW pass from Arlington Economic Development and is sharing his experience and perspective with our readers. 

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If You have Tax Questions, BizLaunch Has Answers
If You have Tax Questions, BizLaunch Has Answers
April 15 might be right around the corner, but right now BizLaunch has some informative programs planned designed especially with small business owners in mind.

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BizLaunch Featured on Through the Noise
BizLaunch Featured on Through the Noise
BizLaunch director Tara Palacios talks small business strategies on international podcast

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Turn Your American Dream into Reality with the HSN American Dream Event
Turn Your American Dream into Reality with the HSN American Dream Event
Arlington Economic Development, the Small Business Administration and the SCORE Foundation have partnered up to bring entrepreneurs and business owners the unique opportunity to present their ideas and products to the Home Shopping Network through participation in the American Dream process.

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Arlington: Fostering Alliances for Innovation
Arlington: Fostering Alliances for Innovation
An introduction from Arlington Economic Development has led to a strategic alliance between the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and startup incubator 1776.

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What's the Value of Creative Industry to the Overall Economy?
What's the Value of Creative Industry to the Overall Economy?
We’re all familiar with how creativity and art feed our imagination, enhance our lives and beautify our world. But when it comes to business and economic development, is creative influence the new competitive advantage? 

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The Access to Capital Academy
The Access to Capital Academy
At BizLaunch, we have the pleasure to hear each day about a new innovative concept or pioneering idea to bring to the marketplace.

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Startup Arlington Launched at CES 2017
Arlington Economic Development launched our award-winning startup competition, Startup Arlington at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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2017 Resolution: Less Stress, More Success!
2017 Resolution: Less Stress, More Success!
With AED's BizLaunch, you can learn more about managing that stress. Join us on Thursday, Jan. 26 for Less Stress, More Success and learn more about how we find that point of stress perfection — motivating enough to push to you higher levels of success. 

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Tips on How to Approach a VC
Here are a few of the best practices we learned at “Ask a VC DC” last week; these tips are especially ideal for our entrepreneurs in Arlington looking for venture capital or angel investor funding.

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CES 2017: Will We See You There?
CES 2017: Will We See You There?
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be at the center of innovation and technology? Well I’ve been there, and let me tell you, it’s surreal

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Business Plan II: Templates, Examples & More
Wondering how to get your business plan started? Check out this list of free resources that will help organize your ideas and save you time.

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Arlington, Virginia is Open for Business
Arlington is known for being a safe and prosperous town with plenty to offer to its residents and visitors. Learn more about our business-friendly and diverse environment.

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Do You Really Need a Business Plan?
Many people mistakenly believe that simply having a general business idea in their minds is as effective as writing an official business plan. In reality, writing a detailed business plan is essential to starting a business on the right path.

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BizLaunch Featured Business: SenSations
BizLaunch Featured Business: SenSations Party Designs
Meredith Sen says she’s always had a love for party design and entertaining. “I go all out for my kids’ birthday parties and plan for months,” she says. 

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