As a Small Business owner in the City of Alexandria, Virginia, you represent the presence of a vibrant community of more than 5,000 businesses with a strong voice when united. In order to help you profit from this unified communications opportunity (and benefit from the Social Media revolution on the Internet), the blog and blogger consortium, Alexandria Small Business .COMmunity, is here! Headed by Ray Sidney-Smith, the editor of several small businesses’ blogs, small business blogger and technology strategist/presenter at W3 Consulting, Alexandria Small Business .COMmunity will act as a blog hub for all the small businesses in the City of Alexandria, Virginia. It will be as much about Alexandria Small Business as it will be by and for small business in Alexandria. In addition, we will be partnering with Alexandria SBDC, the city’s free, one-stop resource for helping Alexandria small businesses start, manage and grow and other organizations dedicated to supporting economic development for small businesses in Alexandria, Virginia, to post on the blog with timely, relevant information for your small business.
I am currently a senior majoring in International Business with a specialization in Organizational Behavioral Management. I have experience with an array of business operations. The past year I interned with W.B Mason Company an office supplies company and EMAA International an international brokerage firm based in Prague, Czech Republic. These two experiences were extremely valuable to developing the foundation of my career path and goals. I am going to utilize this page to formulate a blog posting to inform viewers about my interests, current events, travel tips, personal anecdotes, and personal endeavors over the semester that may be of interest to my network. The main purpose of my blog is to connect to my fellow classmates in the Marketing Capstone and prospective professional contacts. I want to use this blog to not only showcase my marketing know-how, but to develop a professional digital identity that I can present to future employers.