Tag: Small business

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Finally, spring is here

This year’s annual column on making the most of our springtime is not going to require much convincing. It wasn’t a particularly cold or...

Our View: March Madness gives way to electoral fever

Alexandria’s local elections are fun – at least for those on the sidelines watching. Our city’s Democratic primary campaigns tend to hold most of the...

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...

Letter to the Editor: City hall decisions harm small business

To the editor: Alexandria’s small business community is struggling. Increasingly, one sees on residential doorsteps, items purchased online and delivered by parcel service trucks. Retail...

Nancy Pollard reflects on La Cuisine’s legacy

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Nancy Purves Pollard was in Europe when she realized the importance of a good home-cooked meal. Pollard, a foreign exchange student in a...

Our View: Tales of success are entertaining – and unifying

Careful readers have likely noticed that the Times has run a number of feature stories in recent months about local institutions celebrating significant milestones....

BID debate to reignite this fall

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com As city council’s summer recess winds down, discussions are beginning again on the future of the proposed Old Town business improvement...

Opinion: 130 businesses oppose BID

 To the editor: We, the undersigned businesses and property owners, do not support the business improvement district as it is proposed and urge the city...

Opinion: Old Town needs a BID

To the editor: Bittersweet Café closed last July after 33 years of daily operation. I made a necessary business decision, but I did so with a heavy heart. Foot...

Our View: To BID or not to BID is the wrong...

It’s tough to get where you want to go if you choose the wrong departure point. That’s our primary takeaway from Tuesday night’s city council...
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