A lot is going on in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia with startups, business owners and entrepreneurs. It is a great place to be an entrepreneur. Here are some great articles you should read from the week of December 2, 2012.
- Business Owners Fellowship at Holiday Mixer in Springfield, Virginia (DMV CEO) – Last night 100 entrepreneurs and business owners from across the DMV attended the Annual Holiday Mixer presented by the Community Business Partnership (CBP) and co-sponsored by the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce.
- Small business hiring plans hit post-recession low as fiscal cliff nears (Washington Post | On Small Business) – Small businesses continue to fall short of their billing as the nation’s most prolific job creators, and the latest reports provide no reason to expect hiring to pick up anytime soon.
- Entrepreneur Bootcamp for Malaysian Students in the US (Bernama) – Malaysian students studying in American universities Sunday returned to campus with a bagful of ideas.
- Business Students to Complete South Africa Consulting Trip (Howard University) – Thirty students from the Howard University School of Business are scheduled to depart this month to South Africa to present semester-long consulting projects.
- Challenge Box is inaugural Startup Weekend Education winner, 8 total startup teams formed [VIDEO] (Technically Baltimore) – A crowd of about 80 people gathered to hear the final presentations from Startup Weekend Education.
- Washington suburbs home to eight of the nation’s fastest growing small businesses (Washington Post) – The Washington suburbs are home to eight of the fastest-growing small businesses in the country, and not surprisingly, most of them sell directly to the federal government.
- Virginia Ali: The ‘heart and soul’ of Ben’s Chili Bowl (WTOP) – The story of Ben’s Chili Bowl begins partly with its namesake, Mahaboob Ben Ali, a Trinidadian native who immigrated to the United States and opened the eatery after graduating from Howard University. But the D.C. institution’s past is also closely woven into the life of Virginia Ali, Ben’s wife, who still helps run the restaurant with her children.
- Maryland Heights Chamber Recognizes Business Leader of the Year, Other Achievers (Patch) – The Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce recently hosted the 7th Annual Business Leaders Award Ceremony at the Hollywood Casino and Hotel.
- Old Post Office’s small businesses prepare to make way for Trumps (Washington Post) – Plans by Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka to turn the Old Post Office Pavilion into a luxury hotel means it will eventually be moving time for the dozens of small shops and food vendors that currently call the historical property home.