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Podcasters Flock to the Washington DC Area for the 4th Annual DC Podfest Conference

Podcasting has been rising in popularity. Just as it seems there’s an app for everything, it’s starting to seem like there’s a podcast for everything. Podcast expos and niche services supporting podcasters are emerging across the country and in Washington DC, it’s no different. Celebrating its 4th year, DC Podfest started when Co-Founder Jennifer Crawford began looking for other podcasters ...

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Updated Resource List for Entrepreneurs in the Washington D.C., Maryland & Virginia Area

Our resources page on DMV CEO has not been updated. We have added more resources and updated many of the links to make sure you are able to access the 100+ resources that we compiled. Being an entrepreneur or business owner in the Washington D.C., Maryland & Virginia area there are endless resources. Check out our updated list of organizations, ...

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Arlington Company Fills a Gap in Advocacy Building the First Mobile Responsive All-in-One Platform

We had the opportunity to hear from Jeb Ory, the co-founder of Phone2Action, a technology company based in Arlington, Virginia for civic participation and stakeholder engagement. Tell us your story. Why did you start your business? We founded Phone2Action to solve a problem Ximena Hartsock, my cofounder, had. She was managing advocacy campaigns and noticed that there was no way ...

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7 Entrepreneurs Explain Why The Washington DC Area Is a Good Place for Business

There are few areas more energized and engaging with entrepreneurs than the Washington D.C. area. The area is quickly becoming the haven if you’re looking to form your own company or find bright minds to partner with. The proximity to the White House and an ever-evolving entrepreneurial spirit makes the area a perfect place to be if you’re looking to start a business. ...

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Executive Director of Northern Virginia Franchise Creates Jobs Providing Support for the Aging Population

Michael San Juan the Executive Director of Always Best Care of Arlington which provides multiple options for seniors including an assisted living finder/referral services, in-home care and remote safety monitoring/remote home automation. Michael spoke about the following: • What the franchise do? • What a typical day is like for him • How the company has leveraged technology to be ...

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100+ Local Business Resources You Need to Know About in DC, Maryland & Virginia

Networking is alive and thriving in the DMV. There are so many organizations and groups to be a part of in D.C., Maryland and Virginia so, we decided to start making a list of some of the resources, organizations or groups that you could join or visit in the area. While it’s not comprehensive (yet) we, have taken a try ...

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Husband & Wife Focus on Incredible Customer Experience at their NoVa Salon

Today it’s become more and more difficult to get people to visit small business in person. However, many small business owners like Jonathan Elkhouri focused on creating an incredible customer experience to encourage clients and customers to keep coming back over and over again. We spoke with Jonathan, the owner of Salon Khouri located in Fairfax, Virginia about how he got started, what makes his ...

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Entrepreneur Continues His Families Legacy with His Painting Business

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” This phrase comes from the Bible and goes back to the idea that a child learns values and even interests early in life. For some, it might be manners but sometimes for entrepreneurs and business owners it could be ...

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Virginia Entrepreneur Helps Incarcerated Parents Bond with Children on the Outside

This week we spoke to Quniana Futrell – an entrepreneur based in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Futrell made it her mission to help teach incarcerated parents how to be there for their child while behind bars, as well as informing teachers how to react to these situations. Quniana has also authored books focusing on the subject which stem from her personal experiences growing ...

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Northern Virginia Entrepreneur Helps Community Members Train for Political Office

This week we spoke to Krysta Jones – CEO and founder of Virginia Leadership Institute. After a stint volunteering with the Peace Corps, Jones returned to Northern Virginia ready to use her experience by improving her community. VLI works to give African Americans training for holding government positions as elected representatives in Northern Virginia as well as throughout the DMV. Check out ...

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