Tag: Small business

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...

Compass shakes up Alexandria’s real estate market

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Compass has made waves since launching in the Alexandria market in June with top-selling real estate team The Goodhart Group as its founding...

Alexandria Chamber names business leader of the year

By Mae Hunt | mhunt@alextimes.com The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce has named Bill Butcher, founder of Port City Brewing Co., its 2018 Business Leader of the...

Alexandria Pastry Shop marks 30 years at Bradlee Shopping Center

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com As Joan Leko walked into Alexandria Pastry Shop on a late Friday morning, she was greeted by familiar faces 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...

Post-mortem on La Bergerie

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Four years after a lawsuit prevented Margaret and Laurent Janowsky from relocating their Old Town restaurant La Bergerie to a...

Letter to the Editor: Elect Ray, who understands Alexandria

To the editor: I want to recommend casting one of your six votes in the Democratic primary on June 12 for Robert Ray. Alexandria is a...

Alexandria Times announces city council endorsements

For the first time in years, close campaigns are being simultaneously waged for Alexandria mayor and city council, with the outcomes to be determined...

Letter to the Editor: Wilson did advocate for a BID

To the editor: I am writing in response to the letter written by Judy Guse-Noritake, Victoria Vergason and Danielle Romanetti, which appeared in the May...

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...
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