Meet the Finalists! Comfenergy

by Andrea Winey

To see the FULL list of SBA Finalists, click here. 1.  Tell us your story of how your company got to where it is today?It’s a long story on how Comfenergy got to where it is today, but I’ll give you the brief overview.  Justin Dobson owned a local family owned HVAC Company that still exists […]

How Innovation Can Save Your Company Money

by Andrea Winey

Blog post written by: David Skiles, The Vectre CorporationFor more information on the Public Policy Initiatives that the Loudoun Chamber is involved in, click here. U.S. taxpayers claim nearly $10 billion in R&D tax credits each year. Large companies aren’t the only businesses that can get those tax benefits! The 2016 General Assembly Session will be […]

Transformation 2020: Loudoun County Connected!

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Paul McNeal, a member of our Loudoun Technology Coalition, for this post!Be sure to check out the LTC upcoming event, October 21st at AOL – The Internet of Things: As More of the World Connects Online, Will Your Business Keep Up? In the year 2020, we could possibly have nearly 50.1 Billion connected […]

What Does “IoT” Have to Do With Me?

by Andrea Winey

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 Winey

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 Winey

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 Winey

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 Winey

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 Winey

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 Winey

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 […]