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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: Benefits of pop-up retail

By Bill Reagan You no doubt are hearing more about pop-ups, and for good reason. It’s a trend that isn’t new but is really catching on...

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...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: A 21-year resource for small...

The Alexandria Small Business Development Center recently passed its 21year milestone serving the community’s small businesses. The SBDC plays a complementary economic development role to the Alexandria...

The Business Plan: Shop and celebrate locally this holiday season

Much of our celebration of the holidays over the next few months is experienced through shopping, dining and entertainment. The goal each year is...

The Business Plan: What precautions are you taking for the next...

By Bill Reagan Lately, our television screens have been filled with scenes of hurricanes and earthquakes, and people struggling to recover their lives – and...

The Business Plan: Why small businesses fail

By Bill Reagan It’s widely held that small businesses often fail. SBA’s metrics show two-thirds survive at least two years, but only half make it...
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