Tag: Alexandria small business development center

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Seek advice and ask questions

One of the common characteristics of highly successful business owners is their tendency to ask really good questions – and lots of them. Even...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Celebrating fall and the holiday...

While some grouse about the end of summer, many of us look forward to fall and the approaching holiday season, and feel they showcase...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Rich in history, yet poised...

The magic of Alexandria is that we’re the home of George Washington, Civil War and Civil Rights history, while we’re also the home of...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Finding your passion

Relatively few adults approach their career choices methodically. Too often we pursue job titles, mimic a friend’s or relative’s career path or, in the...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Time wasters

Our lives are congested under the best of circumstances. We’re constantly stressed to accomplish what’s on our plates. The last things we need are...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Erroneous zones

Who among us hasn’t spent sleepless nights or agitated days stewing over something someone said, or something you inferred, that you realize later you...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Celebrating small businesses

The week of May 6 is being celebrated across the country as Small Business Week, highlighting the importance of small businesses to the U.S....

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Finding balance in our community

Our incredible city has so much going for it, and with the spotlight on Amazon HQ2 and the Innovation Campus, the whole world has...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: A tale of two shutdowns

Alexandrians are responding to the impacts of two shutdowns – one haphazard and unnecessary no matter your politics, and the other, that’s both anticipated...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Helping local small businesses for...

The Alexandria Small Business Development Center recently passed the 22-year milestone of supporting the community’s business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. The SBDC plays a complementary...