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DC Panel Discussion Gives New & Aspiring Entrepreneurs Resources to Help Them Succeed

During The Millennial Jobs Summit, there were about 40-50 people in attendance as the panel of entrepreneurs and business owners gave advice about everything ranging from hiring to marketing resources and the latest tools and gadgets. The panelist gave valuable insight from their perspective about what led them to be successful and also perspective of the realities of being an entrepreneur. ...

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Essential Guide to Local Business Networking Events in the DMV

Identification of the following networking opportunities does not imply that they are endorsed by MarketForce StrategiesSM, but merely represent organizations with which MarketForce StrategiesSM is familiar, as a service to the local business community. Chambers of Commerce Alexandria Chamber – monthly breakfasts, after-hours network mixers, and (free) brown bag/roundtable luncheons sponsored by the Alexandria Small Development Center Arlington Chamber – monthly breakfasts, evening network mixers, ...

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500+ Entrepreneurs Celebrate National Small Business Week by Attending an Event to Learn How to Grow Their Businesses

SCORE DC and Sam’s Club sponsored an event that brought together over 600 people that were interested in taking steps to grow and expand their business. The event featured speakers ranging from everything like e-mail marketing and earned media to federal contracting and accessing capital. There were exhibitors that represented Howard University, Chamber of Commerce and even SCORE volunteers scheduled ...

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Gary Vaynerchuk & David Osborn Headline a Local Event Teaches Entrepreneurs the Recipe for Success

Entrepreneurs and business owners traveled to the Xfinity Center at the University of Maryland for an event featuring Gary Vaynerchuk, David Osborn and Ashley Zahabian. The three speakers focused on motivating the packed audience mixed with new and seasoned entrepreneurs to talk about the science of success and advice on how to achieve success in business and in life. The event was hosted by ...

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Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference Brings Entrepreneurs to Focus on Opportunities

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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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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Best of DMV – Friday, June 28th

From around the DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia) area comes the latest business news and announcements. Pedal Pops RVA sells homemade ice pops from cooler-loaded bicycles. The business is a side project for Sara Williamson, 28, and Frank Bucalo, 30. The pair met in April 2012 at Feast RVA, a fundraising event for entrepreneurs. The Sports Center of Richmond, known as ...

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Best of DMV – Wednesday, June 26th

From around the DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia) area comes the latest business news and announcements. A Central American-based chicken chain is making its way into Richmond. Pollo Campero, founded in Guatemala in 1971, is looking to open its first Richmond location at the Buford Shopping Center. Linger Rose, an online store that peddles a selection of designer purses, has leased a ...

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Best of DMV – Wednesday, June 19th

From around the DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia) area comes the latest business news and announcements. Neil Thomas doesn’t care what people call his hats, as long as they’re buying them from his seven-month-old startup. Local Suds, which created a mobile app that  a beer availability database, last month added a service called Shop Local. The new tool lets restaurants target ...

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Best of DMV – Wednesday, June 12th

From around the DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia) area comes the latest business news and announcements. Health Warrior, which produces products using chia seeds, signed a lease to move into a 2,200-square-foot office in Scott’s Addition. Asian eatery My Noodle is moving into the old Cellar Door location at 1600 Monument Ave., according to restaurant owner Somporn Kiatsuranon. Cook-Out purchased a ...

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