Former Technology Guru Helps Transform City Into Startup Hub

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Share Entrepreneurial communities are alive and well in America. With more and more emphasis on starting a small business and making an impact on the world, finding a helpful community can do a lot for newly flourishing businesses. Angie Fox of Crystal City Business Improvement District led the transformation of Crystal City into a tech hub for many. We sat ...

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A Love for Insight and Innovation Leads One Entrepreneur to Build a Business

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Insight and innovation are two things an entrepreneur almost has to have in his or her arsenal. Having the ability to look deeper and understand problems and your organization is a key component to everything from fully supporting your team to understanding your customers. For Coonoor Behal, founder of Mindhatch, learning the value of insight and innovation gave her the ...

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Entrepreneurial Chocolatier Creates a Tasty Business

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Sarah Dwyer, owner of Chouquette, moved from creating pastries to crafting gourmet chocolates for customers within the DMV area and beyond. We had the chance to sit down with Sarah and learn more about her business and why the DMV area is so great for entrepreneurs. Why did you start your business? I’ve always loved chocolate.  After 10 years in ...

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DMV Entrepreneur Helps Motivate and Train Business Owners and Employees

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Joni Daniels is a business owner located within the DMV area. We had the opportunity to speak with Joni and learn more about her business, Daniels & Associates, as well as her tips for aspiring entrepreneurs. What is your background and what led you to start your business? With a Master’s Degree in Counseling, I began my career as a Guidance ...

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Our Startup DMV eBook Now Available for FREE at CEO Blog Nation

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We are proud to announce that our Startup DMV: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Doing Business in Washington D.C., Maryland & Virginia eBook is now available for FREE in the CEO Blog Nation shop. Get your copy today! Simply, add the free copy to your cart in the CEO Blog Nation store and you will get a copy delivered directly to your ...

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Loudoun County Couple Experiences Rapid Success One Bottle at a Time

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Owning a distillery has to be one of the best “jobs” to have especially in Loudoun County which is known as D.C.’s Wine Country. Scott and Becky Harris are living the dream as the founders of the the family owned Catoctin Creek® Distilling Company located in Purcellville,Virginia. The husband and wife founded Catoctin Creek® Distilling Company in 2009 and it is the first legal ...

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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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