Loudoun Economic Development Newsletter June 2016
Thanks for the Memories

Loudoun County is proud of you, our small business community, and we take great pride in providing an ecosystem and direct assistance to help you succeed. One of the many things we do to help companies grow is Small Business Week.

This year, the Board of Supervisors, our staff and our partners teamed up for the biggest and most successful Small Business Week in Loudoun's history. We had almost 1,000 participants and almost 20 events packed into the week of May 16-22. We thank all of you who participated in Small Business Week workshops and special events! Find yourself in our photos by searching on #LoudounSBW on Facebook and Twitter.

Last week, board members helped us continue the celebration of our small business community by personally visiting 17 Loudoun companies. We thank the businesses listed below for welcoming us into your facilities, telling us your stories, and making this county a unique place where dreams become #LoudounPossible.
K-Form's Callye Keen giving a pointer to Broad Run District Supervisor Ron Meyer.

Featured Events

Where to Find Business and Economic Data on Census.gov
Wednesday, June 8 at 10:30 a.m.
In this webinar you'll discover resources to help you make business decisions, plan, and find competitive intel. Free; register online.

Steer Your Career: An Employer Panel Discussion
Thursday, June 9 at 9 a.m.
Learn more about working in the transportation, hospitality or government contracting/technology fields. No charge; for details, call 703-777-0688.

Food as a Business: Pricing, Cost and Menu Creation
Tuesday, June 21 at 9 a.m.
These workshops and panel discussions will be run by a team of experts from Virginia food incubators, plus retail guru Marc Willson and successful restaurateurs from the region. No cost; register here.

From Prototype to Manufacturing
Friday, June 24 at 9 a.m.
Makers Movement experts show you how to move your product from idea to manufacturing. Free; registration info here.

Loudoun Small Biz News
  • Leesburg based Makersmiths Innovation Forge launches Kickstarter campaign to support their expansion.
  • Ashburn-based Modern Mechanical partnered with national brands One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning, Benjamin Franklin and Mister Sparky to increase service offerings.

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.