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5 Lessons Learned from a Successful Serial Entrepreneur

5 Lessons Learned from a Successful Serial Entrepreneur

According to the Small Business Administration, only half of all new businesses make it to the five-year mark, and only a third of them survive to reach the 10-year mark. Yet there are people who not only have a successful business, growing it to be a multimillion-dollar company, but that go on to be successful serial entrepreneurs. Figuring out what it takes to have one successful company is a challenge, but doing it more than once is a secret worth sharing.

“I am thrilled to be at the forefront of another successful company that is helping to revolutionize an industry,” explains Tina Aldatz, chief executive officer of SAVVY TRAVELER. “There are many lessons learned about what it takes to be successful in business, and if you can master just a few of them your chances will be that much greater.”

LEARNINGRx HOSTS 21st ANNUAL TYSONS REGIONAL CHAMBER STARS EVENT; Awards 35 Local Students

LEARNINGRx HOSTS  21st ANNUAL TYSONS REGIONAL CHAMBER  STARS EVENT; Awards 35 Local Students

Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Vienna and Reston, Va. hosted the 21st Annual Tysons Reginoal Chamber of Commerce Stars event which honored 35 students from 18 local schools for their positive achievements and significant improvements. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

Loftus serves as the chair of the youth and education committee for the Tyson’s Chamber of Commerce, and along with Dr. Karen Garza, superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools, awarded each student their certificate.

“Each of the students here chose to work hard to overcome their own obstacles, rather than quitting,” said Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Reston, Va. and Vienna, Va. “It’s their perseverance and hard work that will empower these students to be shining stars for years to come,” said Loftus.

5 Reasons Why Many Corporate Wellness Programs Fail Road Warriors

5 Reasons Why Many Corporate Wellness Programs Fail Road Warriors

It’s estimated that corporate business travel is a $274 billion per year industry. With approximately 40 million Americans traveling for business purposes annually, the stakes are high. Not only do they help businesses thrive remotely, but keeping those road warriors well is a key to overall business success. While many businesses have a corporate wellness program, they may be missing the mark when it comes to their traveling team members, especially when international travel is involved.

“A regular corporate wellness program is not usually going to cut it when it comes to the business traveler,” explains Natasha Léger, author of Travel Healthy:  A Road Warriors Guide to Eating Healthy, and a partner in Global Business Travel Wellness Associates (GBTWA). “They really need a program that is tailored to their unique and ever-changing needs and environments.”

Here are 5 reasons why many corporate wellness programs fail their road warriors:

CARMELLO’S to HOST FLYING DOG BEER DINNER, TH., MAR. 26; AND RUFFINO WINERY WINE DINNER, TH., APR. 2

CARMELLO’S to HOST FLYING DOG BEER DINNER, TH., MAR. 26; AND RUFFINO WINERY WINE DINNER, TH., APR. 2

Monza and Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. are featuring a Flying Dog Beer Dinner with a four-course dinner, featuring beers like Bloodline IPA, Single Hop Imperial IPA HBC 431, Earl Grey Black Wheat, Lucky SOB Irish Red Ale and Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout on Thurs., Mar. 26 at 6:30 p.m. for $70 inclusive per person; and the Ruffino Winery Wine Dinner on Thurs., Apr. 2 at 6:30 p.m. for $85 inclusive. For reservations, go to www.eatmonza.com

Tax Tips for Those Who Started a Business in 2014

Tax Tips for Those Who Started a Business in 2014

According to the Small Business Administration, there are around half a million new businesses opening their doors each year. Many of the new businesses started in 2014 are considered small, joining the ranks of the nearly 28 million small businesses around the nation. With tax season upon us, it’s important that these new entrepreneurs know what to look for when preparing their taxes, which can make a big difference in how much they own come tax day.

“A new entrepreneur has a lot on their plate and they are busy with many things, but you don’t want to overlook tax issues,” explains John Gregory EA, tax practitioner and founder of 1040Return.com, a site providing tax preparation and resources. “It’s important for these new small business owners to take the time to consider all the tax deductions they can take so they lower their liability.”

CITY of MANASSAS PUBLIC WORKS to UPGRADE to $20 MILLION WATER TRANSMISSION LINE

CITY of MANASSAS PUBLIC WORKS to UPGRADE to $20 MILLION WATER TRANSMISSION LINE

As part of the City of Manassas Capital Improvement Program, Manassas’ water transmission main line has been slated for an upgrade, replacing the 24-inch water transmission main line with a 36-inch main line. The current, 45-year old water main line has served the City of Manassas well, but now that the line is approaching its useful life, it is being replaced with a water main line to supply the higher-demand for water, especially in the summer months, as well as improve overall system performance. The City of Manassas is currently working together with Prince William County, Va. along the Rollins Ford/Vint Hill Road/Route 28 road improvement areas, to replace the water transmission line, with project completion planned for 2020 at a total cost of more than $20 million.

CARMELLO’s 28th ANNIVERSARY: GET 28 PERCENT OFF DINNER FEB. 2 to FEB. 8

CARMELLO’s 28th ANNIVERSARY: GET 28 PERCENT OFF DINNER FEB. 2 to FEB. 8

Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. is celebrating its 28th anniversary on Feb. 6th. In gratitude to their customers, they’re offering 28 percent off dinner from Mon., Feb. 2 through Sun., Feb. 8, featuring their new winter menu. Menu prices vary.  For more information and reservations, go to www.carmellos.com.

“We are so thankful to our community and our patrons; 28 years is a long time and we appreciate all of their support,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s and Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va.