By: Susan VanEpps With winter holidays quickly approaching, entrepreneurs may be wondering if sending holiday cards to clients and customers is worth the investment. It’s estimated that half of U.S. businesses send them out, and the consensus among business consultants…
You started your business to do more of what you love. But now you’re spending way too much time on things you dislike: scheduling, office management, data entry. Unwanted tasks pile up and you get stressed out. You spend more time working, but end up being less productive. What’s the solution to getting back to your passion?
No matter the business focus, entrepreneurs share a common trait: their need to succeed among larger, often better-known competitors. At first glance, larger companies would seem to have the upper hand: greater marketing budgets, economies of scale and more manpower. Despite this, statistics show entrepreneurs continue to grow and be optimistic about their future: Here’s a few ways those in Loudoun are succeeding alongside big business.
Whether you’re planning on making and selling tote bags from your home, starting a software company, or building a brewery, the steps to starting a business can be confusing. The Loudoun Department of Economic Development wants to help you get started and guide you through the process as quickly and easily as possible.
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell declared this “The Year of the Entrepreneur” in Virginia, and he’s not alone. As part of his Startup America Initiative, President Obama called on both the federal government and the private sector to promote entrepreneurship in the U.S.
This month we sat down with Susan Henson, regional manager for the local branch of the Mason Enterprise Center in downtown Leesburg. Henson explained the benefits of the MEC for entrepreneurs, and gave thoughts on the value of breaking away from your home office.