What Does “IoT” Have to Do With Me?

by Andrea Lucas

Blog post by Vanessa Wagner, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Manager, Loudoun County, Va Department of Economic Development You’ve probably heard people mention something called “IoT,” which is short for the “internet of things.” What does it mean, and why should you care? First, some background: IoT applications are often described with the word “smart” because the information collected […]

Can Tech Startups Save Main Street?

by Andrea Lucas

Blog post by Vanessa Wagner, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Manager, Loudoun County, Va Department of Economic Development “95 Million People Went to Shop at Small Businesses on Small Business Saturday 2015” ¹  There is buzz around shopping local and supporting small business, but it needs to extend past one day or season to sustain our main street […]

Smartphones and your Company’s Secrets

by Andrea Lucas

Blog post written by Joey M. Alonso, President & Founder, Quortum For more information on the GovCon Initiative, click here. Unless you’ve been under a rock, you’ve certainly heard about Pokémon Go, the smartphone-based game that has kids and adults wandering urban and rural areas in attempts to “Catch’em All!”  How about social media apps or from […]

10 Cyber Security Tips for Small & Medium-Sized Businesses

by Andrea Lucas

Thanks to the GovCon committee for writing this blog post! To learn more about the GovCon initiative, click here. Cyber-related crimes are not limited to large businesses only.  Small and medium-sized businesses using any kind of technology are just as vulnerable to cyberattack as large businesses. Protective Measures Businesses Should Consider   Train employees in security and privacy […]

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This Blog Is Not About Pokemon Go

by Andrea Lucas

Post by Vanessa Jozwiak, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Manager, Loudoun County, Va Department of Economic Development Earlier this month there were an estimated 9.5 million active users on Pokemon Go, a location-based augmented reality mobile application released by Nintendo. The overwhelming adoption of this gaming style has stirred a lot of buzz about the potential for […]

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Fintech: Boom or Bust?

by Andrea Lucas

Post by Vanessa Jozwiak, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Manager, Loudoun County, Va Department of Economic Development Bitcoin, Crowdfunding, Blockchain, Smart Beta are a few of the buzz words you may have encountered. These are all terms surrounding the financial technology sector, better known as fintech. Fintech can be easily explained as a technology that helps […]

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Party or Perish: Why Loudoun Needs a More Active Nightlife to Compete for Daytime Jobs

by Andrea Lucas

Written by Tony Howard, President & CEO of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Loudoun County finds itself at an economic crossroads. For the past generation or so, our community has enjoyed a robust economy and what many of us consider to be a world class quality of life. But Loudoun’s future prosperity will not […]

Meet Loudoun’s IT Industry Leaders

by Andrea Lucas

Loudoun Chamber’s Technology Coalition’s “Loudoun: A Center for IT Innovation” event is Tuesday, March 15th. Learn more here! Loudoun County is emerging as a new hub for technology-oriented accelerators, incubators and shared work spaces, a trend that is leading to the County’s growing reputation as a hotbed for technology innovation and entrepreneurship. Join your fellow […]

2 Big Reasons You Should Use Social Media for Your Business

by Andrea Lucas

Thanks to Lisa M. Karl of Savvy Digital Business for this article. Catch Lisa talking all things social media at our upcoming Small Business Workshop series, “Demystifying Social Media” on November 19th. Register Here.   2 Big Reasons You Should Use Social Media for Your Business Social media is neither good nor evil, it’s just a […]

Tech Coalition: How Data Centers Can Create Business Opportunities

by Andrea Lucas

Thank you Buddy Rizer, Director of Loudoun County Economic Development, for writing this post. Register for the Technology Coalition event here! “How Data Centers Create Business Opportunities” Technology Coalition: How Data Centers Create Business Opportunities Loudoun County is home to more than 6 million square feet of data center space, with another 3 million square feet […]

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