Loudoun Economic Development Newsletter March 2017

Hire Loudoun

Do you have a tech company ready to recruit new talent? Are you looking for job opportunities with a Loudoun company? Our Business Retention Manager, Chris Hunter (right), would like to talk to you.
Chris is helping organize a career fair for tech workers called "Hire Loudoun," to be held April 25 at Northern VA Community College in Loudoun. For details, email Chris, or call 703-777-0479 by March 10.
Save the Dates

May 15-21 is Small Business Week in Loudoun! Business icons and experts will offer insight you can use right now to start or grow your business. You can also meet potential customers and investors at important networking events.

Download the Loudoun SBW app for news and inside tips. Available now for iOS and Android phones. Get more details at LoudounSBW.org.

Featured Events

Bytes & Bites
Tuesday, March 7 at 5:30 p.m.
Hail and Hog -- Ashburn
Scott Vanetter from Delviom will share secrets to business growth, and Nene Spivy will reveal plans for the Children's Science Museum. Three attendees will be picked at random to give a two-minute pitch to the rest of the audience. Complimentary appetizers. Join and RSVP

1 Million Cups
Wednesday, March 8 and 15 at 9 a.m.
Mason  Enterprise Center -- Leesburg
Loudoun entrepreneurs present startup ideas to an audience of potential mentors, advisers and customers. Free; register here.

Small Biz Marketing: Where to Skimp and Where to Splurge
Thursday, March 30 at 8 a.m.
Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce -- Lansdowne
Kristine Jacobson, the founder of the Conveyance Marketing Group, will cover how much small businesses typically spend on marketing; which strategies get the best results, and more. Buy tickets here.
Loudoun Small Biz News
  • The LoCo Ale Trail and its 20+ breweries participated in DC-101's FeBREWary event, culminating in the release of a collaboration brew at Vanish.
  • Real Time Cases from Dulles, VA was selected as one of the 100 startups to pitch at the StartupGrind Global Conference in Redwood City, CA.

Takeover Tuesday

Joe and Erin from the Ashburn cake business Stacked did it. Now you can do it, too. We're looking for Loudoun businesses to feature on Instagram. If your company has photo-worthy things that happen throughout the day, and you know how to use social media, please email us at LoudounBiz@Loudoun.gov.
D o you pet-sit exotic animals? Make artisanal foods? Create custom art pieces? Sign up for a Takeover Tuesday today!
Let Us Help You

Vanessa Wagner is the department's small business and entrepreneurship manager. She can help you find resources to start or grow your business. That means introducing you to people who can help you write a business plan, find office space, analyze funding sources, navigate the permit process, or anything else outlined in our small business quick-start checklist. Contact Vanessa at 703-777-0585 or by  email.