This post is written by Bill Reagan, Executive Director of the SBDC and first appeared in the Alexandria Times on September 30, 2016. Maya Angelou once wrote, “What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.”… Read more »
The Business Plan: An entrepreneur’s attitude adjustment
This post first appeared in the Alexandria Times on September 2, 2016. It is so easy to develop a negative attitude and self-doubt. All sorts of things can trigger the downward spiral: a clumsy mistake, a snide comment from a colleague, a missed goal, a perceived slight, just to name a few. When faced with… Read more »
Support Small Business in the Summer!
Most of us are familiar with the push to support local small businesses during the holidays with Black Friday and Small Business Saturday promotions. In Alexandria, every season is small business season, and our colleagues at Visit Alexandria are promoting two special summer events to show our support. On August 13 – 14, enjoy Alexandria’s… Read more »
Make the Most of Your Holiday Shopping Experience
We’re on the cusp of the holiday season where we might dreamily fantasize about Norman Rockwell-esque snowflakes, frosty windowpanes, twinkling lights, and smiles. Once we’re actually into the intensity of the season, however, it tends to take on a different cast and becomes more a scene of frustration, scowls, congested parking garages, and futile searches… Read more »