Loudoun Economic Development Newsletter August 2017

There's No Wrong Door in Loudoun County

Depending on what type of business you want to start, it may require forms, permits, inspections and more from the Fire Marshal, the Health Department, the Commissioner of the Revenue, and other organizations. Figuring out where to go for what paperwork can be confusing.

The good news is, no matter which county department on the Business Assistance Team you start with, you can get the help you need. In Loudoun County, there's no "wrong door."

The members of the Business Assistance Team are crossed-trained to make the process of launching and growing a business as simple as possible. First, take a look at this short business formation checklist. Then, if you have questions, email Evan Harlow or call him at 703-777-0395.
Featured Events

Loudoun Tech Startups
Wednesday, September 20 at 5:30 p.m.
Meet tech-minded peers, discuss what you're working on, learn from a trending speaker and maybe even find your next opportunity.

Access to Capital for Small Businesses
Thursday, September 21 at 9 a.m.
Loudoun Economic Development -- Ashburn 
Learn about loans and grants, and enjoy light refreshments.

1 Million Cups
Wednesday, September 27 at 9 a.m.
Mason Enterprise Center -- Leesburg
They say it takes 1 million cups of coffee to start a business. At each meeting, two local entrepreneurs present their startups to an audience of peers who offer feedback and advice. Coffee provided.

Sterling, Va.- based company CaribĂ© Juice landed a $2M investment. The tropical juice startup founded in 2015 is distributing in 160 stores and is planning to expand into an additional 150 by the end of the summer. The new investment from a few Dominican investors will be used to help CaribĂ© open a juice processing and co-packing facility in the U.S. 
Sterling students get $150K investment for start-up Covert.ly, a social media app that allows users to post anonymously.
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.