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Small Business Focus: BizLaunch goes Global
Small Business Focus: BizLaunch Goes Global
BizLaunch Director Tara Palacios reflects on her recent week speaking about small business in the Ukraine during Global Entrepreneurship Week

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Arlington Real Estate Honored at NAIOP Awards
Arlington development projects took center stage at the annual Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Awards, which celebrate significant new and renovated contributions to the region by the commercial, industrial and mixed-use real estate community.

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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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#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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Amazon HQ2: One Year Later
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since we joined together in a chilly warehouse in Pentagon City for the big announcement that Amazon had chosen Arlington for its much-anticipated HQ2.

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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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Creative Economy: Out-of-the-Box Holiday event for your team
Creative Economy: Out-of-the-Box Holiday event for your team
http://www.bethsingerdesign.com/wrap-with-scrapIsn’t it time to start planning the annual holiday office party? Pot luck or catered? Games? Gift exchange? And who doesn’t love wearing a quirky holiday sweater? Maybe it's time to get creative.

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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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Arlington, Marine Corps Marathon Celebrate 50 Years of Arlington Fitness
Arlington, Marine Corps Marathon Celebrate 50 Years of Arlington Fitness
Fitness lovers LOVE Arlington – and to celebrate, Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) and Arlington County officials unveiled a temporary Virginia “LOVE” sign to celebrate “50 Years of Love” and fitness in Arlington County.

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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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Arlington, Alexandria Support Principles for Inclusive Growth
Nearly a year after the joint effort from Arlington and Alexandria that led to the winning Amazon bid for HQ2, the neighboring communities are showing no signs of slowing their collaborative efforts.

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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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Return on Creativity: Art is Good for Business
Return on Creativity: Art is Good for Business
Differentiating your business may not be a matter of research and development. Turns out it's more art than science.

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Ten Northern Virginia jurisdictions band together to form Northern VA Economic Development Alliance
In a move to formalize the regional partnerships and collaborations throughout Northern Virginia’s economic development organizations, a total of 10 jurisdictions from Northern Virginia, including Arlington, are now banding together to form the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance.

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Listen: AED Interim Director Alex Iams on Arlington's business community
Listen: AED Interim Director Alex Iams on Arlington's business community
AED Interim Director Alex Iams was the guest on September's Ballston Connect podcast, where he discussed the current economic development situation for Arlington, some trends in the industry and what he envisions for the community post-Amazon.

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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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34 Arlington Companies Named to the Inc 5000 
34 Arlington Companies Named to the Inc. 5000 
Inc. magazine named 34 Arlington companies to its annual list of the nation’s 5,000 fastest-growing companies., the Inc. 5000, while five were part of the exclusive Inc. 500. 

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Biz Talk: Acquisitions in Arlington's Cybersecurity Space
Biz Talk: Acquisitions in Arlington's Cybersecurity Space
In the past few months, we’ve noticed a trend among Arlington’s security technology companies. Several innovative, fast-growing Arlington companies in the cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and data analytics fields are being acquired by larger companies.

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Return on Creativity: Return on the Future
Return on Creativity: Return on the Future
What will the future consumer experience? Let’s see how you feel.

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