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It's a New Year filled with New Tools to Help Your Business
It's a New Year filled with New Tools to Help Your Business
BizLaunch is pleased to officially announce its latest initiative to help small businesses during the health pandemic: Relaunch. Relaunch kicks off this month with a webinar on Jan. 27, 2021. Local businesses will have the opportunity to apply for a complimentary suite of business services and technology assistance  to help their business in the upcoming months. 

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Arlington County Welcomes Microsoft
It’s a great start to the new year for Arlington’s tech scene as Fortune 100 honoree Microsoft announced it is joining the Arlington business community.

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Arlington Economic Development closes out 2020
It’s been a year like no other for our Business Investment Group (BIG) at Arlington Economic Development.

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More CARES funding on the way for Rebuild Virginia applicants 
Governor Ralph Northam has announced that he is allocating an additional $20M of federal CARES Act funding to the Rebuild VA economy recovery fund to meet increased demand for the program and fulfill pending grant awards for more than 300 eligible small businesses and nonprofit organizations.

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BizLaunch Overview: Small Business Support Included in Stimulus Package
You may have questions surrounding the newest stimulus package — particularly, what it might mean for small businesses. We break it down so you have what you need to know.

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Finding Opportunity During 2020's Challenges
Finding Opportunity During 2020's Challenges
While we can all agree that this year was anything but ordinary and that so many businesses are still struggling with uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, there were several Arlington companies that made significant moves, expansions or even saw an opportunity to branch into entirely new categories during this year of change.

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Arlington's Innovation Economy Had Notable Year Despite Pandemic
Arlington's Innovation Economy Had Notable Year Despite Pandemic
Venture activity is a critical component to a thriving tech ecosystem, providing capital and strategic investment opportunities for startups and high-growth ventures to continue to grow and expand. While 2020 has been anything but ordinary for the business community, this year has seen some solid venture activity among Arlington-based businesses. Q1 2020 was a record quarter for Arlington-based companies, logging a total of 16 deals totaling at least $674.8 million

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AED Provides Resources to Respond to Business Needs in 2020
As we enter the final stretch of what can only be described as the most unpredictable year in most of our lifetimes, we in Arlington Economic Development wanted to take a step back and reflect. With the stress, the craziness and the shifting of new ways to do things (anyone else never want to hear the phrase “you’re on mute” again?), the AED team has learned some valuable lessons throughout the course of this year – namely, how we can help you, our business community in Arlington. 

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Q3 Talent Corner: Arlington's Tech Talent Appetite
Q3 Talent Corner: Arlington's Tech Talent Appetite


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BizLaunch Feature Business: WAY Tipping
BizLaunch Feature Business: WAY Tipping
Since March, BizLaunch has been working with innovative startups who are developing solutions to help adjust to a new normal. With digital payments expected to continue to rise, WAY (We Appreciate you) Tipping creates a digital tip jar for businesses that is simple, fast, contactless and secure.

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#ShopARL Holiday Takeover
#ShopARL Holiday Takeover
This year, as part of our marketing efforts for Small Business Saturday (Nov. 28), we’re giving Arlington small businesses the opportunity to take over our Facebook and Instagram. What is a social media takeover? A social media takeover is your opportunity to highlight your small business on our Facebook and Instagram for an entire day! All through November and December, small businesses can submit video content to be included in our Facebook and Instagram stories

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Arlington Companies Named Some of the Fastest Growing in the Region
Arlington Companies Named Some of the Fastest Growing in the Region
The Washington Business Journal is out with its annual Fastest Growing Companies rankings, and Arlington companies are well represented as being some of the fastest growing in the region. Six Arlington companies made the list — with two in the top 10. The list is ranked by a company’s average percent change in revenue between 2017 – 2019. Companies of all sectors were included for consideration.

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The SWaMmy Honors – Celebrating Virginia's Small Businesses
The SWaMmy Honors – Celebrating Virginia's Small Businesses
The SWaMmy Honors was originally envisioned as an in-person awards celebration to be held in May in Richmond. However, like many of the small businesses we serve, we ourselves had to pivo t— check out the results! 

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Simple Sanitizer: A Local Coffee Roaster's Pivot During COVID-19
Simple Sanitizer: A Local Coffee Roaster's Pivot During COVID-19
As the country began to experience the hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, Compass Coffee, a Shaw-based coffee roaster with two Arlington locations in Rosslyn and Ballston, scrambled to save their business. 

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BizLaunch Featured Business: Emerald Massage Center
BizLaunch Featured Business: Emerald Massage Center
Emerald Massage Center is a woman owned small business specializing in Deep Tissue, Swedish, Hot Stone and Sports Massage located in the Lyon Park neighborhood of Arlington. “We love being in Lyon Park because it’s so charming and close to the Clarendon Metro station,” says owner Amanda Silva. Having immigrated to the United States from Brazil at the age of 13, owning a small business has been a dream of a lifetime.

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Small Business Focus:  BizRefresh: Igniting the Spark in Your Business
BizRefresh: Igniting the Spark in Your Business is an eight-week, in-depth training program designed to support and build resiliency for Arlington small businesses. Designed initially for GRANT recipients, BizLaunch has just opened this exciting new program to everyone. 

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Small Business Focus: Five Things to Check Under Your Hood
Small Business Focus: Five Things to Check Under Your Hood
Just as we have been making our workspaces more productive – now is the time to look under the hood of your business to ensure the engine is running smoothly and continues to run smoothly as we move through the current health pandemic.

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31 Arlington Companies Named to the Inc. 5000
31 Arlington Companies Named to the Inc. 5000
Inc. magazine named 31 Arlington companies to its annual list of the nation’s 5,000 fastest-growing companies, the Inc. 5000, with five appearing in the exclusive Inc. 500. 34 Arlington companies were named to the list in 2018 and 2019, up from 21 companies in 2017.

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Q2 Talent Corner: Northern Virginia Jumps In Tech Rankings
Q2 Talent Corner: Northern Virginia Jumps In Tech Rankings
The Northern Virginia tech market continues piling up national recognition in the wake of CBRE's recent release of the 2020 Scoring Tech Talent report, which ranked the D.C.-area as the second best market for tech talent in North America, trailing only the San Francisco Bay Area.

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A Landmark 18 Months for Northern Virginia's Tech Hub
A Landmark 18 Months for Northern Virginia's Tech Hub
Over the preceding two decades, Northern Virginia has undergone a transformation from a suburb of Washington, D.C. reliant on the federal government's presence to a thriving destination in its own right that has emerged as one of the country’s top tech hubs. Even in the face of an unprecedented global pandemic, Northern Virginia is poised to become a globally recognized tech hub due to the region's strong existing talent pool and future pipeline, proximity to the federal government, and robust transportation network. Combined, these assets will continue to make Northern Virginia an attractive business environment for Fortune 100 companies and innovative startups alike.

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