New D.C. Start Up Develops Easy to Use, Revolutionary Self Storage

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Tim Friemel and his business partner started their start up company CityStash Storage with the idea of reinventing the the concept of self storage by offering pickup, storage and redelivery services to the Washington D.C. area. Understanding that self storage is used by 1 in 10 people in the US, but requires people to do all of the transporting and ...

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Firefighting Father & Husband Starts Niche Company to Provide for His Family

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Some places are more expensive to live; and upon moving to Northern Virginia, Southern California native and firefighter Damien Sanchez was confronted with this reality. In order to better provide for his family, Damien Sanchez found himself in need of a second source of income. In this modern economy, it’s not uncommon for individuals to have to have more than ...

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Top Leaders & Experts Discuss the State of the Economy at The Atlantic’s Economic Summit


Top leaders and experts on the budget, private and public debt, finance, investments in jobs, infrastructure, nextgen tech, and international trade flocked to Washington D.C. to attend The Atlantic’s 3rd Annual Economic Summit to analyze and examine challenges to a healthy and robust U.S. and global economy. Taking place at the Capital Hilton, the first session “A Global Economic Outlook” was moderated ...

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Resourceful Parents Create a Solution to a Common Problem

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Finding good child care is a hard thing to do. Leaving your child in the care of another person can be stressful; but when they’re in the care of a stranger, it’s even more stressful. Parents have to put in a lot of research into potential child care providers and ask the right questions; and even then it’s not a ...

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Local Business Coach Holds Business Owners Accountable to Reach Success

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Dona Blackman, the owner of her franchise the Growth Coach recently won the Business of the Year which is awarded annually by the Prince William Chamber of Commerce. The award is a symbol of her success; however, her story started long before she even incorporated her business. Blackman worked for over 30 years as a human resources professional but was laid ...

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Entrepreneur Develops New Platform to Promote Local Businesses

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Siting in his house one day, Matt Dean, the CEO and Founder of PalmPons, had his phone in his hand and he had a thought that it would be a good idea if people would be able to publish their own offers real-time to distribute to potential clients and customers. Dean along with his team, started to work on this ...

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11 Meetup Groups DMV Entrepreneurs Should Join

meetup explains that it is the “world’s largest network of local groups” with the mission to revitalize local community and help people around the world to self-organize. With over 15 million members, over 140k groups is a great tool to reach out to local audience and promote local events. It is also a great opportunity to network and connect with ...

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Entrepreneur Lives Without Regrets & Opens New Bake Shop in Woodbridge Virginia


What started as one Christmas Cake a few years ago turned into a new bake shop in Woodbridge, Virginia. Claudia Salinas, the owner of Angel’s Bake Shop, started baking a few years ago when Salinas made that Christmas Cake for her mother-in-law. Salinas said since the cake turned out so good before long she was volunteering to bake cakes for ...

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Electrical Engineer by Day & Fashion Blogger by Night

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Kavita Mainkar is an Electrical Engineer by day and popular Fashion Blogger by night. Born and raised in India, where she developed her love of fashion, Mainkar would design and create her own Indian style clothing. Largely because her father was an Engineer, she knew that would be her future. Kavita moved to the United States during high school and after ...

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3 Business Lessons from the Struggles of LivingSocial


Based out of Washington, DC, LivingSocial‘s website explains it is a “local marketplace to buy and share the best things to do in your city.” While the offers vary depending on which city you are in, the corporate headquarters are located in Washington D.C. According to the Washington Post, LivingSocial will stop producing live events and close its facility at 918 ...

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