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Company Spotlight: ByteCubed
With its unparalleled location in the proximity to the world’s largest enterprise (U.S. Federal Government), ByteCubed founder Ahmad Ishaq felt Arlington would make a great central location to start a company that would serve as an agent of change. 

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BizLaunch Featured Business: Little Falls Mediation
BizLaunch Featured Business: Little Falls Mediation
When an Arlington attorney decided it was time to make a change in her career path, she turned to BizLaunch to help realize her goals.

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5 Things to Know about Your Business BEFORE You Look for Financing
Five Things to Know about Your Business BEFORE You Look for Financing
Here are five things you need to know like the back of your hand to really engage in a meaningful discussion about financing your business.

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BizLaunch Company Spotlight: Fresco Cleaning Services, Inc.
BizLaunch Company Spotlight: Fresco Cleaning Services, Inc.
One of the entrepreneurial resources that Fresco Cleaning tapped into when the business was just getting started was BizLaunch. Check out their story.

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Finding the Connection: How Art and Science Collide to Foster Innovation
Finding the Connection: How Art and Science Collide to Foster Innovation
International artist Rebecca Kamen discusses the nexus of art and science and how the two can provide a business link to innovation.

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Eight Practical Biz Tips for Startups
Eight Practical Biz Tips for Startups
Here are Tara's Eight Simple Startup Tips to provide you with guidance as you begin to launch your business.

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BizLaunch Featured Business: Healthy Happy Heart CPR
BizLaunch Featured Business: Healthy Happy Heart CPR
Healthy Happy Heart CPR owner Maria Delmy Vialpando has been around entrepreneurship her entire life.

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Globox Rentals Acquired, Expands
Globox Rentals Acquired, Expands
Local company Globox Rentals, which was last featured on this site in 2013, has announced its been acquired by Canadian company Alps Innovations Group.

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How Arlington Brought the DC Brgr Bash to Rosslyn
The DC Brgr Bash, which brings 16 area chefs together for a kitchen war of best burger creation amidst beer tastings and live music, will have its third annual regional showdown Saturday, July 18.

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BizLaunch Featured Company: Makondo Pets
BizLaunch Featured Company: Makondo Pets
Three years ago, Federico Arcinegas opened Makondo Pets, realizing a dream of starting his own company that he brought with him when he came to the United States.

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Brush up on Business Skills this Summer
Brush up on Business Skills this Summer
We know as an entrepreneur you are working 24/7, and don’t have time to listen to the birds sing. Simply for that reason alone we've designed a Small Business Check-Up Series.

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BizLaunch Featured Business: Integrated Project Controls
BizLaunch Featured Business: Integrated Project Controls
Integrated Project Controls, LLC founder Maurice Touzard says owning his own business was something he knew he’d do at an early age. “This passion for business started when I was about 14 years old,” he says. “For me as an entrepreneur every day is a journey, I am a risk taker and fearless, nothing is going to stop until I succeed.” Three years ago, he founded the construction cost consulting company in Arlington, where he works with architects, engineers, general contractors and developers at estimating construction costs.

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AED Staff Bid Final Farewell to Beloved Team Member, Torrey E. Hairston
AED Staff Bid Final Farewell to Beloved Team Member, Torrey E. Hairston
It is with great sadness that AED says goodbye to staff member Torrey Hairston, who passed away on April 28, 2015. His generous spirit lives on through his many colleagues at Arlington County Government, his loyal friends (of which there are many!), the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, his exceedingly lovely parents and his beautiful children, Zoe, Caleb and Jona.

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New Website for Arlington Economic Development and BizLaunch
New Website for Arlington Economic Development and BizLaunch
Coming this Friday, Arlington Economic Development's website (and the BizLaunch pages) will have a new look and feel, updated technology that makes the site responsive (works equally well on your desktop, tablet or cell phone) and stronger social media integration. It was built based on industry best-practices and the feedback we received from users like you.

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The One Key to a Successful Business Strategy
The One Key to a Successful Business Strategy
This blog post by guest author Tim Young, owner of Young Marketing Consulting, introduces the importance of focusing on your target audience.

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Arlington Hosts Intelligent Community Forum
Arlington Hosts Intelligent Community Forum
Earlier this month, Arlington Economic Development hosted Intelligent Communitiy Forum co-founder Robert Bell for a 3-day visit showcasing Arlington’s technology, broadband initiatives, business strategies and other efforts. The visit was part of the evaluation process for Arlington’s status as one of the world’s Top 7 Intelligent Communities for 2015.

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Arlington's Foray into China
Arlington's Foray into China
AED, along with Washington DC, VEDP and the Greater Washington China Investment Center, recently welcomed a Chinese delegation attending the SelectUSA 2015 Summit to see just what the two destinations can do for their businesses.

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AED at SXSW: Regionalism is the Key to Successful Business Attraction
AED at SXSW: Regionalism is the Key to Successful Business Attraction
Our area is booming with opportunity for startups who have technologies with application in the government, especially the defense arena. With agencies like DARPA, NSF, ONR and DHS in our backyard, this is certainly an area left untapped for businesses in the high-growth industries of cybersecurity, big data, drones and related fields.

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BizLaunch Featured Business: Law Office of Ryan F. Alvarez
BizLaunch Featured Business: Law Office of Ryan F. Alvarez
Attorney Ryan Alvarez says he made the decision to start his own business two and a half years ago because he knew he had a service he could offer that helped meet the needs of small business owners. Learn more about his experience here.

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BizLaunch Tweetups
BizLaunch Tweetups
Have you ever wondered what a BizLaunch Tweetup is? Well, in this month’s BizLaunch Blog, our fabulous intern Amy Rodriguez from Wakefield High explains what a tweetup is and how you (the entrepreneur) can participate via Twitter.

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