Loudoun Economic Development Newsletter October 2016

New Name,
Same Great Team

We've changed the name of this monthly e-letter, along with the name of our small business website. They both now complement our Twitter account, @LoudounSmallBiz. We're putting small businesses front and center, and we're using all three tools to help you succeed. Start here to find resources for startups and entrepreneurs.

Featured Events

Leesburg's Economic Future -- Property Reveal 360
Thursday, October 6 at 8:30 a.m.
Discover the most critical advantages of basing your business in Leesburg. For details contact

Bytes and Bites: Loudoun
Tuesday, October 11 at 5:30 p.m.
The event kicks off with a 10-minute presentation by a Loudoun-based business on what makes their company tick. Then three Loudoun businesses will be picked at random from the audience to give two-minute elevator-style pitches. RSVP here

The Internet of Things: As More of the World Connects Online, Will Your Business Keep Up?
Friday, October 21 at 8 a.m.
From cars to clothes and cities to pets, many ordinary objects are being connected online in a phenomenon known as the Internet of Things. In this rapidly evolving space, what are the threats and opportunities for your business? Register online.

Putting the Punch in Your Pitch
Tuesday, October 25 at 9 a.m.
Learn how to pitch with energy and confidence, and help your audience want to listen to you. Get tickets.
Loudoun Small Biz News
In September, Loudoun Economic Development was on hand to celebrate the ribbon-cutting events of Inova's new emergency department; Chick-Fil-A in South Riding, and FCi Federal in Ashburn.
Let Us Help You

Vanessa Wagner is the department's small business and entrepreneurship 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.