Dear Bev: Launching a Mobile App

by Andrea Lucas

 Thank you to Brian Tinsman of Loudoun County Department of Economic Developement for this information!  To read more “Dear Bev” columns, click here. Dear Bev,I run small business in western Loudoun, and we are ready to launch our first mobile app. The problem is that I don’t know what functionality the app should have. Any advice? […]

Dear Bev: Help for Small Business Start-Up

by Andrea Lucas

Dear Bev,I am an entrepreneur and trying to grow my business but I can’t do it alone! How can I find people and organizations to help me take next steps?— Lonely in Loudoun Dear Lonely in Loudoun, Starting and growing a business requires a variety of resources and information. Fortunately for entrepreneurs, LoudounSmallBiz has the mission to […]

Dear Bev:

by Andrea Lucas

    Dear Bev, What is the deal with hashtags? I’m confused as to when to use them, how many or even why they exist! Do I really need to use them? — Frustrated in Philmont   Dear Frustrated,  I completely sympathize with your hashtag confusion—it seems to be going around! I the beginning, hashtags […]

Dear Bev: Social Media to Grow Your Biz

by Andrea Lucas

 This column is in memory of our dear friend, Beverly Jean Barker, whose involvement in this Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Virginia area is deeply missed.Interested in submitting a question to the Small Business Council Advisors? Click here Dear Bev,I keep hearing that there is a “right time” to post to my business Facebook page. […]

Dear Bev: Personal Business Insurance

by Andrea Lucas

 This column is in memory of our dear friend, Beverly Jean Barker, whose involvement in this Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Virginia area is deeply missed.Interested in submitting a question to the Small Business Council Advisors? Click here “The business I started with my business partner has taken off!  Things are great now, but I’m […]

Dear Bev: What is the Difference Between LLC & S Corp?

by Andrea Lucas

This column is in memory of our dear friend, Beverly Jean Barker, whose involvement in this Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Virginia area is deeply missed. Interested in submitting a question to the Small Business Council Advisors? Click here Dear Bev, I am currently a sole proprietor and am thinking about changing to a LLC or […]

Dear Bev Column: June 2016

by Andrea Lucas

This column is in memory of our dear friend, Beverly Jean Barker, whose involvement in this Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Virginia area is deeply missed.  Interested in submitting a question to the Small Business Council Advisors? Click here “Dear Bev,  I have decided to take the plunge and gone into business for myself.  […]