Tag: Alexandria small business development center

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Continuing to pivot

This has been a year when familiar terms took on new meaning and significance. Examples – “community spread,” “flattening the curve,” “nonessential businesses” and...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: The holidays with a twist

‘Tis the season, but this year we’ll be doing things a bit differently. We’ve started losing daylight and the holiday season is compensating with decorations,...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Gold standard collaboration

While we wince at the scorched-earth chaos at the national level, there’s a contrasting sense of civility, collaboration and productivity in Northern Virginia and...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: All hands on deck

We’re making our way through extraordinary times. The circumstances we’ve struggled with for months now have no precedent. Decision-makers at all levels have no...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Down the rabbit hole

We’ve been in this strange reality so long that we might begin to wonder what efforts will be required to get us back to...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Resilience

As a breather from our anxiety with all the unknowns and frustrations over changes to our personal and work patterns, I thought it might...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: No reason to panic, every...

While we’re still learning about COVID-19, commonly called coronavirus, its potential impacts are dominating the media. When we see the effects overseas and outbreaks...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Alexandria’s small business resource for...

As the Alexandria Small Business Development Center enters its 24th year of serving the community’s small businesses, it’s perhaps a good time to describe...

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...