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BallstonConnect Podcast

Feb 16, 2022

As a true urban center, Ballston has everything: food, drinks, retail, exercise, events, experiences… all within a few square blocks. But businesses of all industries and sizes face significant challenges - both daily and under special circumstances.

Tara Palacios is the Director of BizLaunch, Arlington’s Small Business and Entrepreneurial Assistance Network. She started the program in 2002 to help entrepreneurs grow and expand businesses in Arlington - and since its inception, the program has worked with over 50,000 business owners through sponsored workshops, seminars, and one-on-one counseling.

What is the greatest challenge facing small businesses and entrepreneurs in our area? How did an aspiring journalist lead thousands of businesses to prosperity? What's on the horizon for Arlington's entrepreneurs?