Resourceful Parents Create a Solution to a Common Problem

Finding good child care is a hard thing to do. Leaving your child in the care of another person can be stressful; but when they’re in the care of a stranger, it’s even more stressful. Parents have to put in a lot of research into potential child care providers and ask the right questions; and even then it’s not a ...

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Local Business Coach Holds Business Owners Accountable to Reach Success

Dona Blackman, the owner of her franchise the Growth Coach recently won the Business of the Year which is awarded annually by the Prince William Chamber of Commerce. The award is a symbol of her success; however, her story started long before she even incorporated her business. Blackman worked for over 30 years as a human resources professional but was laid ...

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Entrepreneur Develops New Platform to Promote Local Businesses

Siting in his house one day, Matt Dean, the CEO and Founder of PalmPons, had his phone in his hand and he had a thought that it would be a good idea if people would be able to publish their own offers real-time to distribute to potential clients and customers. Dean along with his team, started to work on this ...

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11 Meetup Groups DMV Entrepreneurs Should Join

Meetup.com explains that it is the “world’s largest network of local groups” with the mission to revitalize local community and help people around the world to self-organize. With over 15 million members, over 140k groups is a great tool to reach out to local audience and promote local events. It is also a great opportunity to network and connect with ...

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Entrepreneur Lives Without Regrets & Opens New Bake Shop in Woodbridge Virginia

What started as one Christmas Cake a few years ago turned into a new bake shop in Woodbridge, Virginia. Claudia Salinas, the owner of Angel’s Bake Shop, started baking a few years ago when Salinas made that Christmas Cake for her mother-in-law. Salinas said since the cake turned out so good before long she was volunteering to bake cakes for ...

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Electrical Engineer by Day & Fashion Blogger by Night

Kavita Mainkar is an Electrical Engineer by day and popular Fashion Blogger by night. Born and raised in India, where she developed her love of fashion, Mainkar would design and create her own Indian style clothing. Largely because her father was an Engineer, she knew that would be her future. Kavita moved to the United States during high school and after ...

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3 Business Lessons from the Struggles of LivingSocial

Based out of Washington, DC, LivingSocial‘s website explains it is a “local marketplace to buy and share the best things to do in your city.” While the offers vary depending on which city you are in, the corporate headquarters are located in Washington D.C. According to the Washington Post, LivingSocial will stop producing live events and close its facility at 918 ...

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Two Maryland Mompreneurs Launch Website to Make Parents Lives Easier

What happens when moms can’t find activities to put their children in? For Lisa Friedlander and Illene Miller the answer was to start their own business called Activity Rocket, a website that “was created for moms by moms” as a way to easily find activities for children. Between the two founders, they have five children and they found it difficult to find ...

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Diva Entrepreneurs Take a Leap of Faith and Land in Occoquan Virginia [VIDEO]

Occoquan, Virginia based Polka Dot Divas was founded by Julie Marshall and Kristyn Gleason as a way to create a business that was different than the large businesses. The business owners explain their story, how they have marketed their business, working with friends, the influence of their customers in their growth and working with other businesses in Occoquan, Virginia.  If you tell ...

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Mother Starts Organization to Empower Young Women

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service of other – Mahatma Ghandi.  Loujuana Mensah started her organization Lou’s Girls because of the “trials and tribulations” she experienced in her life and the hope that she could help young women. Mensah, the mother of two girls, had her oldest daughter when she was young and raised her ...

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