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General Interest

An Impactful Quarter-Century

This post is written by Bill Reagan, Executive Director of the SBDC and first appeared in the Alexandria Times on December 2nd, 2021. Anniversaries are great mileposts for reflecting on accomplishments. December 17th will mark 25 years since the founding of the Alexandria Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Highlighting the center’s role, no-cost resources, and… Read more »

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Solopreneurs Veterans

Alexandria SBDC Veteran of the Year Named Runner-Up for State-Level Honor

Virginia SBDC recognizes Laura Hatcher for her community contributions in advance of Veterans Day We are proud to announce that photographer Laura Hatcher is the 2021 Alexandria SBDC Veteran of the Year. Laura has also been selected as the runner-up for the Statewide Virginia Small Business Veteran of the Year award. The State award recognizes veteran business owners who have made a significant difference in their… Read more »

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Emergency Preparedness Recovery

Another Holiday Season with Twists

This post is written by Bill Reagan, Executive Director of the SBDC and first appeared in the Alexandria Times on November 4th, 2021. Last year’s column – “Holidays with a twist” – noted that the 2020 holiday season was challenged by pandemic restrictions, but it highlighted ways we could still make the most of Alexandria’s… Read more »

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Emergency Preparedness Recovery

Lessons from Dire Circumstances

This post is written by Bill Reagan, Executive Director of the SBDC and first appeared in the Alexandria Times on September 2nd, 2021. The pandemic has upended our lives for 19 months, but it’s taught us some worthwhile lessons to reflect on. We’ve been reminded of essential business operations principles. We now practice self-care. We’ve… Read more »

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Recovery

We’re Up to this Task

This post is written by Bill Reagan, Executive Director of the SBDC and first appeared in the Alexandria Times on August 5th, 2021. Just when we thought we had turned the corner, we’re now dealing with more uncertainty, and perhaps something of a setback. We’re again being encouraged to wear masks – vaccinated or not… Read more »

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Recovery

Perspectives on the Pandemic

This post is written by Bill Reagan, Executive Director of the SBDC and first appeared in the Alexandria Times on July 1, 2021. How long did it take for you to feel comfortable not wearing your mask in public? We’re making our way through this awkward period known as we “return to normal”. On one… Read more »

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General Interest Recovery

The Joys of Summer

This post is written by Bill Reagan, Executive Director of the SBDC and first appeared in the Alexandria Times on June 3, 2021. After the last year and a half of the pandemic, many of us are ready to get out and experience the fresh air, warm weather and human interaction. Easing of pandemic restrictions… Read more »

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Recovery

Post Pandemic Consumer Trends

This post is written by Bill Reagan, Executive Director of the SBDC and first appeared in the Alexandria Times on May 6, 2021. Hope springs eternal. All the indicators seem to be headed in the right direction and social distancing restrictions are scaling back. Many of us have begun taking small steps toward the lifestyle… Read more »

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