Arlington County Hosts Small Business Summit

SOURCE: Arlington County Government

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May 2, 2016 | News Release

Helping small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs
More than 300 attendees expected
Supporting National Small Business Week
Registration required
Arlington County is taking another step forward in its mission to educate and assist the region’s small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs.

In support of National Small Business Week in May, the County will host an Arlington Small Business Summit on Friday, May 6 at the Spectrum Theatre in Rosslyn in connection with the County’s award-winning BizLaunch small business assistance network.

This summit, called “Open for Business,” is the first of its kind in the region. It is designed to help current and future small business owners navigate the business landscape and provide them with expertise and resources they need for success. More than 300 people interested in small business are expected to attend.

“Fostering the growth of small, local businesses and entrepreneurs is the key to keeping local dollars here and building a successful business community,” said Arlington County Board Member John Vihstadt. “The summit will not only provide valuable hands-on information, it will also provide the opportunity to share candid feedback with us and examine new ways to foster small business growth and sustainability.”

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“Open for Business” will offer complimentary Business Express Clinics, which are one-on-one scheduled appointments with experts in areas including law, finance and business development. An InfoExpo will provide access to information about regulatory requirements, available resources, certifications and much more. A Feedback Booth will provide businesses an opportunity to share their experiences and thoughts to help Arlington better meet the needs of the small business community.

“Every year, BizLaunch helps hundreds of small business owners with everything from securing permits and space for their business to marketing plans and employee networks,” says Tara Palacios, director of Arlington Economic Development’s BizLaunch program. “This one-stop-shopping approach with the summit is a way for anyone thinking of starting or expanding a small business to find answers to any questions they have and learn some valuable skills and resources along the way. I can’t think of a better way to honor our businesses during Small Business Week.”

Open for Business is sponsored by the Arlington Community Federal Credit Union with assistance from a variety of supporting partners. Attendance is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Arlington Economic Development

Arlington Economic Development (AED), part of Arlington County Government, is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of an economically competitive and sustainable community, and the creation of exciting, diverse and amenity-rich places. AED provides visionary leadership and superior services to Arlington’s business and arts community, its tourism industry and its real estate development. For more information, visit

Arlington Va., is a world-class residential, business and tourist location that was originally part of the “10 miles square” parcel of land surveyed in 1791 to be the Nation’s Capital. Slightly smaller than 26 square miles, it is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, and one of only a handful with the prized Aaa/AAA/AAA bond rating. Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods and quality schools, and has received numerous awards for Smart Growth and transit-oriented development. Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world — including the Pentagon — Arlington stands out as one of America’s preeminent places to live, visit and do business.



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