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5 Ways to Create a Successful Family Business

5 Ways to Create a Successful Family Business

According to the National Restaurant Association, there are 970,000 restaurants in America. Further research indicates that the three-year failure rate for restaurants hovers around 60 percent. So just what is it that makes some restaurants fold, while others turn into gold? For two successful Washington D.C.-based restaurants, the answer to their success starts with family.

“When a team comes together that is made up of family, it creates a strong bond, with everyone after the same goal,” says Ben Kirane, co-owner of the Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge and Thunder Burger & Bar. “But there are still things that family members need to focus on, in order to make the restaurant, or any type of business, a success.”

Design Army Launches Aquatic Couture

Design Army Launches Aquatic Couture

With the help of Design Army’s creative genius, Karla Colletto's Cruise 2013 Swim Collection creates a splash

With a crew of 20+, Design Army literally went underwater to direct the filming of the featurette for the Cruise 2013 Swim Collection by Karla Colletto, taking branding to a new level and unleashing the cruise control for a swimwear line that has seen international growth over the past seven years.

"It's about building relationships with our clients," says Pum Lefebure, Design Army's co-owner and creative director. "We're always thinking ahead, how we can elevate our clients up to the next level. We create partnerships and think for our clients when it comes to branding."

Seller's Market In Vienna Real Estate

Seller's Market In Vienna Real Estate

 

What’s happening this week in the Vienna & Oakton real estate markets?

As Sargent Friday used to say “Just the facts ma’am!

 

Occasionally Cake Offers FREE CAKE TRUFFLES; Donates to Boys & Girls Club On Friday

Occasionally Cake Offers FREE CAKE TRUFFLES; Donates to Boys & Girls Club On Friday

Occasionally Cake of Old Town Alexandria, Va. is hosting a special back to school event on Fri., Sept. 14 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. handing out a free cake truffle per person to all their patrons with no purchase necessary and is selling apple-shaped cookies with all cookie proceeds to be donated to the Dunbar Alexandria-Olympic Branch of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. Event takes place at 207 King Street in Old Town Alexandria, Va. Call 703- or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

Real Living ǀ At Home Brings New Look to Washington Residential Real Estate

 Real Living ǀ At Home Brings New Look to Washington Residential Real Estate

Darrin Friedman and Jason Sherman have grown accustomed to making waves in the Washington residential real estate world; so it should come as no surprise to learn that they have taken their innovative approach to a whole new level. 

Friedman, 38, and Sherman, 34, are poised to open the area’s first franchise under the brand name Real Living.  With offices in Chevy Chase and Dupont Circle, Real Living | At Home boldly brings a new yet highly successful and proven approach to the residential real estate industry as they target one of the fastest-growing home-buyer audience segments in the nation - 24-to-44 year olds. 

Investors Beware: New Tax Laws Could Cost You

 Investors Beware: New Tax Laws Could Cost You

While most people are busy eyeing the Presidential election, there is another critical element to which investors and others should be taking notice – the new tax laws that will go into effect immediately following the New Year. These new tax laws will impact everyone from the largest investors down to those struggling to find gainful employment. The more we know about them, the more people can be prepared when January rolls around.

“There are new tax laws that come into play January 1, and anyone who invests needs to know what is at stake,” explains Bernie Wolfe, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM Professional and founder of Bernard R. Wolfe & Associates, Inc., a company that specializes in offering wealth management strategies. “These tax laws are not only going to cost investors, but may impact everyone else, as well.”

$8.5 Million Lake Manassas Project Completed by Manassas Utilities

$8.5 Million Lake Manassas Project Completed by Manassas Utilities

Manassas Utilities and Public Works Dept. Completes Multi-Million Construction Project