Maryland Therapist Details Her Journey to Owning a Thriving Business

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DMV CEO sat down with Sarah Blake, owner of Blake Psychotherapy & Associates in Columbia, MD. We discussed her steps to opening a business, what services she provides clients throughout the area, and just how important it is to have a handle on your marketing. What’s Your Background and Why Did You Start Your Business? My background is in psychology and social ...

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7 Business Owners Explain Why the DMV is a Good Place to Be an Entrepreneur

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There are few areas more energized and engaging with entrepreneurs than DMV. Short for D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, DMV is quickly becoming the haven if you’re looking to form your own company or find bright minds to partner with. The proximity to large cities and an ever-evolving entrepreneurial spirit makes the area a perfect place to be if you’re in ...

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Female Entrepreneur Makes Changing Your Married Name a Cinch

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DMV CEO sat down with entrepreneur, founder and CEO of MissNowMrs.com, Danielle Tate. She discusses the beginning of her business, the future of MissNowMrs.com, and why the DMV is such a great place to be when you’re an entrepreneur. Can you tell us a little bit about you, and what brought you to start MissNowMrs.com? Back in 2005 I was in ...

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CEOs Dance to Raise Money & Awareness for Childhood Cancer

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For entrepreneurs and business owners, the work of a new venture begins long before the “Open” sign is placed outside or the new website is unveiled to the public. The new venture begins in the entrepreneurs mind and a vision for what they hope to achieve. For Joey Darley, the owner of Joey’s Smiles and Scene2bSeen, his first annual Dancing ...

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NoVA Business Owners Team Up to Kick Off 6 Week Health Challenge

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Your Greatest Health is Wealth. This quote rang true as members of a Business Networking International (BNI) Chapter located in Woodbridge, Virginia teamed up to start a 6 Week Health Challenge co-hosted by the Manassas, Virginia Campus of American National University. The Team, known as Team Mission defines themselves as a “cooperative group of professionals committed to helping put people ...

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Home Care Franchise Owner Uses Executive Search Background to Find the Perfect Match

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When a new business opens,  it is a very exciting time filled with long hours laying the the foundation and also charting the course for the future goals and steps of the business. It is often during this time that the culture of the business begins to form and that is often dictated from the top of the organization. For ...

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Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference Brings Entrepreneurs to Focus on Opportunities

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Over 650 business leaders and owners attended the the National Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference  which took place on Thursday & Friday at the Washington Hilton in Washington D.C. Started over 30 years ago, the Conference was established as a way for minority-owned firms to gain access to resources and connections to grow and expand their businesses domestically and internationally. ...

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Massage Therapist Travels from Hong Kong, Opens New Gainesville, Virginia Shop

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Massage Oasis is a new massage therapy shop in Gainesville ,Virginia offering spa services from facial treatments to massage therapy. Primarily, the business provides professional and therapeutic Asian and Oriental Massage therapy specializing in deep tissue, shiatsu and Asian massage techniques. She also offers massages for 30, 60 or 90 minute sessions. DMV CEO spoke with Winnie Leung, the business ...

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Local Florist and Gift Shop Shows That There is Always Room for Improvement

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The owners of Achara Florist and Fine Gifts, located in Stafford, VA, have never liked resting on their laurels. Tom and Teresa Reed decided that if they weren’t pushing their business forward, what was the point? Below is an interview about Achara Florist and their decision to partner with a larger company. Why Did You Start Your Initial Business and What ...

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A Virginia Business Succeeds When Mixing Fine Art and Photography

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Having a knack for photography and a need for elegant photos proves that business can come in many forms. Below is an interview with Kathy Strauss of ImageWerks. What Is Your Background and What Led You to Start ImageWerks? My background is actually in graphic design. I have a Bachelor of Science in Advertising Design from the University of Maryland. Basically ...

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