April 2016 Loudoun Economic Development Newsletter
All the Right Moves

"Today, a lot of focus is put on raising the next round of capital and/or getting an exit, and not enough to the actual product development. Customers that are using our products are real people, not just a metric to gain higher valuation. Give them the importance and respect they deserve, and traction will follow."

That's advice for Loudoun tech startups from Saurabh "Raj" Kalra, the founder and CEO of Ashburn-based MoverJunction

After years spent helping more than 500,000 customers move, Kalra founded MoverJunction in 2010. Read more from this successful Loudoun startup.

Featured Events

SAVE THE DATES: Loudoun Small Business Week May 16 - 22
Join us for workshops and networking events that connect you to like-minded people and potential customers; educate you about strategies that can help your business grow, and celebrate your success! See speakers and registration info.

Fashion Meets Tech
April 13 at 5:45 p.m.
Stylists, designers and retailers: learn how to grow your business from social media guru Jennifer Abernathy. RSVP here
Retaining and Rewarding Key Employees 
April 19 at 7:30 a.m.
This discussion will focus on ways the owner of a growing business can attract, retain and reward key employees without giving away ownership interest. Register online.

NOVA B2G Matchmaking Conference and Small Business Expo
May 5 at 8 a.m.
Includes one-on-one pre-scheduled matchmaking meetings (up to three) with federal, state and local agencies and prime contractors. Registration information.

Loudoun Small Biz News
Let Us Help You

Vanessa Jozwiak is Loudoun Economic Development's small business and entrepreneurism manager. She can help you find resources to start or grow your business. That means introducing you to people who can help you write a business plan, find office space, analyze funding sources, navigate the permit process, or anything else outlined in our small business quick-start checklist. Contact Vanessa at 703-777-0585 or by email.