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Don't mute your communications strategies
Don't mute your communications strategies
A series on how businesses and organizations in the creative economy are managing, innovating, coping and strategizing during a pandemic.

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The Spirit of Travel Cannot be Broken
The Spirit of Travel Cannot be Broken
Arlington visitors contribute greatly to local employment and to the success of small businesses. Supporting our hospitality community is more important now than ever.

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Small Biz Focus: Three Ways to Be #BizStrongArlVa Every Day
Small Biz Focus: Three Ways to Be #BizStrongArlVa Every Day
Because Arlington loves its small businesses, we wanted to share with you how you can show your favorite small business some love. Here are three easy ways in which you can be #BizStronArlVa everyday.

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Helping your business often starts with helping others
Helping your business often starts with helping others
A series on how businesses and organizations in the creative economy are managing, innovating, coping and strategizing during a pandemic.

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Arlington companies provide needed community solutions during COVID-19 crisis
Arlington companies provide needed community solutions during COVID-19 crisis
Arlington tech companies are known for being some of the most innovative in the nation, and even during the current pandemic, some of these companies are finding ways to pivot those business models to not only continue operations during the COVID-19 crisis but also to help their fellow Arlington businesses.

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Tips for Businesses Navigating the CARES Act
Tips for Businesses Navigating the CARES Act
BizLaunch and Arlington’s SCORE counselors have taken time to go through the complicated CARES act and break it all down for you.

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Arlington Studios Find Innovative Solutions to Keep Arlington Fit
We all know that Arlington was named the fittest city in America by the American Fitness Index, and it seems as though even in a time of pandemic, Arlington truly is for fitness lovers. In fact, a number of Arlington fitness centers and related businesses are finding new and innovative ways to connect with their customers and offer fitness to the public, even during the Stay at Home executive order.

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Health Director Letter to Arlington Business Community
This guest blog post from the Arlington County Health Director Reuben K. Varghese outlines two guidelines that can help limit the spread of COVID-19 among employees and customers in your business setting and provides a toolkit to help you inform the staff on these practices.

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Staying creative is a long game.
Staying creative and solvent is a long game.
A series on how businesses and organizations in the creative economy are managing, innovating, coping and strategizing during a pandemic.

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Innovative Arlington startups find new ways to help community adapt during COVID-19 closures
Innovative Arlington startups find new ways to help community adapt during COVID-19 closures
Arlington tech companies have always been known as being some of the most innovative in the industry; they’re creating groundbreaking technologies in an ever-changing space. But in the unprecedented era of COVID-19, these Arlington companies are doing what they do best to help us all get through a challenging time.

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Property Owners and Managers, Please Take This Survey
Property Owners and Managers, Please Take This Survey
In order to better understand the needs of you and your tenants, we ask that you to take a moment to fill out this survey. This will help us delve a little deeper into the impact in our various business sectors and provide resources that are responsive to your needs.

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5 Biz Tools to Survive a Pandemic
5 Biz Tools to Survive a Pandemic
Representing almost a quarter of all employment (47,834 jobs) in Arlington County, small businesses have always served as an integral component of the local economy encompassing 92% of all business establishments. For the small businesses wearing several hats, here are five tools to survive a pandemic.

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In a pandemic, the creative sector has a lot to lose. It also has a lot to gain.
In a pandemic, the creative sector has a lot to lose. It also has a lot to gain.
Sharing a similar plight with restaurants, retail and hospitality, many creative organizations are suddenly closed for business.

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From the Director: Coronavirus causes emergency situations for Arlington business community
From the Director: Coronavirus causes emergency situations for Arlington business community
These are unprecedented times. Like so many other economic development offices, Arlington is working through the effects and global impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Arlington Economic Development, a division within the Arlington County Government, is continuing to monitor the spread of the coronavirus in the region and following the lead of local and state authorities.

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Arlington Restaurateurs Step Up to Help Community
The COVID-19 pandemic is taking an unprecedented toll on the nation’s restaurant community. With declarations to close dining rooms and keep gatherings to fewer than 10 people, many Arlington restaurants have adopted a takeout/delivery only model. However, some are taking that mantra a step further, keeping jobs intact by having employees help the community.

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Coronavirus Update: Doing Business in the Era of COVID-19
Coronavirus Update: Doing Business in the Era of COVID-19
The uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 Coronavirus is having an economic impact on a national and global scale. The markets are volatile and unpredictable. Schools and events are cancelling programs. Airlines are cutting routes, and travelers are cancelling trips out of concern for well-being and the possibility of quarantine. Here in Arlington is no different.

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COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) What You Need to Know from Arlington County Public Health Division.
Arlington Economic Development along with Arlington County leadership and staff from Public Health have been working diligently with the Virginia Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to disseminate information about novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) directly to our community and business leaders.

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Cybersecurity for SMB: Risks, trends and best practices
Cybersecurity is a critical part of every business’ operational durability. Without attention to it, an attack can be crippling. We recommend business owners and managers view cybersecurity as an investment, rather than a sunk cost, as it pays in dividends of business continuity and resilience.

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Baking for Change
Baking for Change
When it comes to being a social entrepreneur, suffragists take the cake.

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AED Broker Breakfast: Upcoming Business Investment Strategies
AED Broker Breakfast: Upcoming Business Investment Strategies
Last week, AED hosted the Broker Breakfast, the first in a series of events focused on content and discussions that we believe are most important to our mission to attract, retain and grow our company base.

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