Tag: Alexandria small business development center

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...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: What does HQ2 mean for...

For several weeks, Arlington and Alexandria have justifiably basked in the glow of the win of Amazon HQ2 over 238 contenders nationwide. Alexandria also...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Becoming conversant with your financials

Many of us are not fiscally or numbers oriented, and some business owners struggle when it comes to managing their cash, grasping their financials...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Timely connections make a difference

By Bill Reagan Who you know is often more important than what you know. Making good connections is crucial through all stages of business, but it’s...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Look before you lease

By Bill Reagan Some of the chief disrupters to businesses’ momentum involve real estate. First, there’s the challenge of finding the ideal location – appealing and...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Experiential retail

Seventy of Alexandria’s savviest independent retailers collaborated last week on approaches to improve the visitor experience in the city. The Experiential Retail Summit was...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Creating a vibrant small business...

Entrepreneurship doesn’t flourish by happenstance. Centers of innovation – like Silicon Valley in California; Austin, Texas and Seattle, Washington – seem to have found...