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BizLaunch Featured Business: Tortas y Tacos la Chiquita
BizLaunch Featured Business: Tortas y Tacos la Chiquita
Tortas y Tacos food truck co-owner Benedicto Yanez says “Arlington is an excellent place to launch a business because it has a lot of support for entrepreneurs.” 

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Company Spotlight: Applied Predictive Technologies Gains National Recognition
Arlington-based Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) is garnering significant national attention in the new year. 

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To Be an Entrepreneur in 2015
To Be an Entrepreneur in 2015
This blog by BizLaunch Director Tara Palacios outlines five simple tips for keeping your resolution to starting a business in 2015.

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Thoughts on PBS and Innovation
Thoughts on PBS and Innovation
Arlington Economic Development's Executive Lunch series welcomed Paula Kerger, CEO of PBS.

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BizLaunch Featured Business: Golden Gleam Cleaning
BizLaunch Featured Business: Golden Gleam Cleaning
Golden Gleam Cleaning owner Julio Serrano says BizLaunch helped him “grow up” as an entrepreneur.

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Arlington Welcomes New Director of AFOSR
Arlington Economic Development and the Arlington science community are thrilled to welcome Dr. Thomas F. Christian as the new Director for the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).

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BizLaunch Features Business: Joule Wellness Pharmacy
BizLaunch Featured Business: Joule Wellness Pharmacy
Joule Wellness Pharmacy, a new addition along Columbia Pike, isn’t just about medications. It’s about wellness – offering services and programs to keep the community happy, healthy, and well-informed. 

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TandemNSI Provides Guidance, Exclusive Insight to Federal Opportunities for Entrepreneurs
The last month has seen Arlington’s TandemNSI initiative offer two different events that provided tech entrepreneurs very specific guidance they need to break into Federal contracting opportunities with the national security establisment, and then provided exclusive insight into a specific opportunity available.

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BizLaunch Featured Business: El Abuelo Pisco Sour Mix
BizLaunch Featured Business: El Abuelo Pisco Sour Mix
Pisco SourMix was created in December 2012, after an arduous effort that took nearly three years.

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BizLaunch Featured Business: Clarendon Animal Care
BizLaunch Featured Business: Clarendon Animal Care
A new business is coming to Clarendon to help Arlingtonians take care of their four-legged friends. Clarendon Animal Care plans to open its doors in January as a full-service veterinary clinic.

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Executive Insight: Q&A with Crowdfunder.com
As more and more companies turn to crowdfunding as a way to start their businesses, AED's Darren Stauffer wanted to understand a little more about equity crowdfunding and its implications for the future.

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A Great Business Plan: You'll Know It When You See It
A Great Business Plan: You'll Know It When You See It
BizLaunch's Tara Palacios is often asked about writing a great business plan.  She's reviewed hundreds of business plans, and offers these recommendations to help you as you go through the process.

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Arlington's Privia Health Plans National Expansion
Arlington-based Privia Health, LLC has received approximately $400 M from a Goldman Sachs-led investor group for a national expansion.

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BizLaunch Featured Business: Capital English Academy
BizLaunch Featured Business: Capital English Academy
This English language training school along Columbia Pike just started its second year in business, choosing the Arlington neighborhood specifically because of its large concentration of ESL students of all ages.

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BizLaunch Featured Business: Schakolad Chocolate Factory
BizLaunch Featured Business: Schakolad Chocolate Factory
Tucked inside the Crystal City Shops, Schakolad Chocolate Factory has been serving up delicious handmade chocolates for nearly five years.

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Capital Impact Partners: Using Social Innovation for Success
Capital Impact Partners: Using Social Innovation for Success
The Washington Post recently released its list of the area’s top employers, and congratulations to Crystal City’s Capital Impact Partners (CIP), which was one of several Arlington companies honored.

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AED Executive Luncheons Provide Networking, Opportunities
AED Executive Luncheons Provide Networking, Opportunities
Twice a year, 30 senior level executives from across Arlington come together to discuss current issues, exchange information and network, in the interest of creating new relationships and potentially new collaborative partnerships.

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Lessons from the Road
Lessons from the Road
Recently, I had the chance to join some of the fastest growing companies from around the country as they convened in Nashville, TN for Inc. Magazines 2014 GrowCo Conference. In addition to hearing from some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world, attendees were there to network and learn from each other in an effort to grow more effective companies.

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Local Business Leaders Attend 2014 Annual Arlington Real Estate Review and Forecast
Local Business Leaders Attend 2014 Annual Arlington Real Estate Review and Forecast
This morning, more than 200 registered business leaders from Arlington and the surrounding areas converged at George Mason University’s Arlington campus to learn the very latest on the county's real estate market and what the future of that market has in store. Presentations were given by Board Chair Jay Fisette, Economic Development Commission Chair, Sally Duran, and Arlington Economic Development Acting Deputy Director Alex Iams.

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Invitation to Exhibit at Innovact in France
The Innovact Conference in Reims, France is the largest European forum for innovative, start-up companies to meet, exhibit and to establish partnerships, and Arlington companies now have a chance to exhibit.

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