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Small Biz Focus: Entrepreneurship — Is It for Me?

Have you thought of starting your own business? Have you sat in front of your computer and daydreamed what it would be like to work for yourself? Do you feel a deep passion for innovation or creativity around an activity or industry?

Launching a business takes guts.

Launching a business is hard. (Don’t let Amazon, Apple, Google or Shark Tank fool you.)

Launching a business is about drive, tenacity, passion and a keen sense of self.

BizLaunch has worked with small businesses in Arlington for almost two decades. We have experienced different federal, state and local administrations. Different financial cycles and employment needs. In BizLaunch, we see launching a business as a key to unlock your dream of entrepreneurship — if it is approached in a logical, planned way.

Here are some of our top recommendations if you are thinking about Starting a Business in Arlington:

  • Research — Know your industry sector like nobody has ever known it before. Understand your competition, target market, pricing structure, employees and discover the opportunities for long-term growth. Arlington County Library offers a wealth of resources when it comes to market research for small businesses. Best thing of all — it is free with your Library Card.
  • Mentorship — If you have an idea and wonder if you can start a business or need someone to review your business plan objectively SCORE is your answer. Arlington is fortunate to have SCORE Mentors located at BizLaunch for counseling and mentorship. Best of all it is also free. Our counselors have a variety of professional backgrounds and business experience to meet the needs of Arlington business owners: Ed Coleman, Joe Clarke, Gerry Sanz and Frank Gunion.
  • Planning — Business planning makes the difference between a highly successful business, and a business that is getting by. If you do your due diligence throughout the life cycle of your business you minimize costly mistakes. We offer free or minimal cost workshops on planning each month.
  • Pricing — Know your worth. Don’t have the cheapest costs in town. It will catch up with you.
  • Reach Out — Attend free workshops and conferences on entrepreneurship. Brunch and Business is a great first step to hear firsthand from an Arlington business as to how they have achieved their success. The DC metro area is rich in opportunities to learn about the craft of starting a business. BizLaunch is here to help budding entrepreneurs decide if they are ready to launch their business.

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Synetic Theater Camps are a wildly fun, highly accessible choice for young people who love moving, playing games, and making memories. Registration is open now for Summer Camps (sessions June 20-August 25) and there are even a few spots left for Spring Break camp, April 3­-7.

Located in National Landing, these performance-based camps are designed for students of all ages – no theater or performance experience required.

Led by professional teaching artists, campers learn acting, movement, and technical theater skills through the lens of Physical Theater. Physical Theater incorporates acting, movement, dance, mime, and acrobatics. If you’ve seen a Cirque du Soleil performance, you’ll find many similarities.

Most first-time campers are new to the performing arts, and teaching artists are well-versed in engaging students at all levels. Parents and campers report that one of the best parts of Synetic is the community, with many families returning year after year because they feel a strong sense of belonging.

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EDBS Dental Billing Solutions is pleased to announce that it has achieved compliance with the federally mandated standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) through the use of Compliancy Group’s proprietary HIPAA methodology, The Guard® compliance tracking software, and HIPAA Seal of Compliance®.

The HIPAA Seal of Compliance is issued to organizations that have implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program through the use of The Guard, Compliancy Group’s proprietary compliance tracking solution.

Clients and patients are becoming more aware of the requirements of HIPAA compliance and how the regulation protects their personal information. Forward-thinking providers like EDBS Dental Billing Solutions choose the HIPAA Seal of Compliance to differentiate their services.

“Since the nature of our business being exclusively remote, we take HIPAA compliance very seriously. With the help of Compliancy Group, we are able to take steps to fortify our systems to protect PHI information and familiarize each employee about HIPAA and how we can further safeguard PHI data.” said EDBS Dental Billing Solutions founder Goldie De Leon.

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WHS Spring Festival

Join us at the WHS Spring Festival on April 22, 2023, from 10am- 3pm at Wakefield High School(main parking lot). Come out to shop, play, and eat!

Shop local vendors, arts & crafts, new and used items, food vendors/trucks, and

District 27 Toastmasters 2023 Virtual Conference

District 27 Toastmasters invites you to its annual conference where you can hear phenomenal speakers, attend professional development and personal growth seminars about leadership, negotiation, communication, teamwork, and mentorship. Learn how to develop your personal story and how to improve


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