Archive: Networking

Intuit Exec Sees Savvy Small Firms into Social Marketing

Rick Jensen, senior vice president and general manager of Intuit's Small Business Group, is a regular guy who has regular problems just like anybody else. I interviewed him fresh off the slippery task of mopping up his garage, which had flooded due to a faulty kitchen garbage disposal. Rick Jensen,...

By Sharon McLoone | December 2, 2008; 12:30 PM ET | Comments (2)

Networking in a Down Economy

The economy is bleak, access to capital is near impossible and consumers aren't buying. It's enough to make many small business owners want to stay in bed - not to mention it's 35 degrees outside. But for tech start-ups in the D.C. area, the winter of their discontent is all...

By Sharon McLoone | November 20, 2008; 12:10 PM ET | Comments (1)

Postdoc Project Aims to Turn Scientists into CEOs

The Washington region is chock full of brainy researchers who come into town for a handful of years to put their knowledge to use during a fellowship at a federal lab, developing innovative intellectual property or possible cures for wicked diseases. But then they leave, taking their brainy ideas and...

By Sharon McLoone | October 7, 2008; 07:11 AM ET | Comments (4)

Black Chamber of Commerce To Open in Northern Virginia

A new chamber of commerce is officially opening in Northern Virginia next week to help African Americans and those looking to do business with minorities network and grow. The founders of the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce created the chamber because they were frustrated by a lack of good...

By Sharon McLoone | September 25, 2008; 09:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

A Cup of Constant Comment

High heels can be heard clacking on the stone floor as the group of women entrepreneurs gather in the nave of Washington National Cathedral. The group is touring the cathedral as part of "Tea with TiE" a partnership between entrepreneurial group The Innovative Ecosystem and Success in the City, a...

By Sharon McLoone | March 3, 2008; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Even FedEx Had to Start Somewhere

I attended a University of Maryland basketball game last week but barely saw a moment of it. I missed the game because I was busy talking to entrepreneurs and business people from various stages in their careers. One unassuming man in his 50s, dressed casually in a red turtleneck, sweater...

By Sharon McLoone | December 11, 2007; 10:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

Women's Business Group Seeks Panelists

The Center for Women's Business Research, which is forming a national, online research panel to be used for up-to-the-minute research on women business owners, is looking for participants. Contributors must be women owning at least 25 percent of their business. Participants of the W-Biz Insight panel will contribute to "an...

By Sharon McLoone | November 5, 2007; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Networking Group Pairs Start-ups With Pros

TiE-DC, a Washington-based group of executives, is an innovation engine that has been fueling start-ups and entrepreneurs in the national capital region for the last 10 years. The organization is the local chapter of the global outfit The Innovative Ecosystem, but was formed as the Indian CEO High Tech Council...

By Sharon McLoone | July 18, 2007; 06:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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