Loudoun Economic Development Newsletter January 2017

Now what?

You've been trying to get your business off the ground for a while. You've done everything you know to do, but you feel stuck. Where can you find step-by-step plans that actually work? Try using our resource navigator, a free database of 70+ organizations that help with various aspects of business formation and growth. Find your next steps now.

Featured Events

1 Million Cups
Wednesday, January 18 and 25
Mason  Enterprise Center -- Leesburg
Loudoun entrepreneurs present their startups to an audience of potential mentors, advisers and customers. Details here.

Aligning Your Business With Your Values
Tuesday, January 24 at 8 a.m.
Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce -- Ashburn
Discover how community service equals business success. Register here.

Creating a Super Simple Business Plan
Wednesday, January 25 at 11 a.m.
Mason Enterprise Center -- Leesburg
In this hands-on workshop, you'll create a one-page business plan that you can use to help you make real decisions. You'll leave with a valuable reference tool that communicates your business value to potential investors, partners and teammates. Get tickets.

AOL/Verizon Demo
Wednesday, February 1
AOL Kimsey Center
See the coolness that's in those big buildings in Ashburn! Check out new tech and the innovation happening at one of the world's best-known companies. Free, sign up to attend.

Bytes and Bites
Thursday, February 7 at 5:30 p.m.
Hail & Hog -- Ashburn 
Learn from a Loudoun tech company what makes their business tick, and hear a two-minute "elevator pitch" from three randomly selected participants. Appetizers on us. RSVP.
Loudoun Small Biz News
Takeover Tuesday

We're looking for Loudoun businesses to feature on our Instagram site. If your company has photo-worthy things that happen throughout the day, and you know how to use social media, please contact us to do a Takeover Tuesday. D o you pet-sit exotic animals? Sell floral designs? Perform art or music therapy? Run a daycare for dogs? If so, email us at LoudounBiz@Loudoun.gov
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.