Making a New Year’s resolution is a time-honored tradition, and among the most popular resolutions every year are:
- Start or grow a business.
- Get organized.
- Find a work and life balance.
For many people, abandoning those same resolutions early in the year is also a tradition. The key to successfully achieving your New Year’s resolutions may be in flexing your local resources.
Starting a New Business or Expanding Business
Are you getting your business idea off the ground? Or are you ready to take your existing business to the next level?
It can be difficult to know where to begin when navigating the entrepreneurial ecosystem, but Prince William County is here to help you build out your vision with resources, support, and personal counseling.
Mason Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The SBDC receives backing and support from Prince William County Department of Economic Development (PWCDED), and provides more than 100 hours of free one-on-one counseling services in Prince William, Fairfax, and Arlington counties every month.
Technology-oriented and innovative startups can apply for the Innovation Commercialization Assistance Program (ICAP) program at the SBDC.
Prince William Chamber of Commerce
The premier business membership organization serving Prince William County, the City of Manassas, and City of Manassas Park, the Prince William Chamber of Commerce has a robust events calendar and opportunities to network with businesses across the community.
1 Million Cups
The Prince William County chapter of 1 Million Cups holds its meetings at Centerfuse in the City of Manassas every Wednesday. Participants network from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. and then a presenter addresses a pertinent issue facing business owners.
Getting organized can start in many ways, and decluttering your home or office is often necessary before real organization can happen.
Success can depend on your ability to donate items you no longer need or want. Remember to only donate those items that are still in good use.
Sometimes you need just a bit more space. That’s where additional storage comes in handy. There are storage options in every corner of the county.
Finding Balance and Practicing Mindfulness
Achieving life balance is different for everyone but finding the right proportion of time you spend on your work, with your family, and just to yourself is an ongoing search.
PWCDED profiled local businesses that specialize in helping individuals and families find that balance through exercise, therapy, and more.
Explore your neighborhood taking classes or finding places to unwind right in your backyard.
Change is hard, but Prince William County has resources to help you achieve your vision.