Capitol Square Celebrates East Arlington First Lights 2018

Saturday December 1st from 12-4pm

Capitol Square, East Arlington’s vibrant business district, celebrates First Lights 2018 on Saturday December 1st 2018 from 12-4pm with free entertainment, festive refreshments, special sales and holiday activities for the entire family.

The Capitol Theater will begin showing Classic Christmas Cartoons at 12:30. Lanie the Jolly Elf will make balloon magic at Artbeat, where kids can also make glittery Christmas ornaments. The new Lotus Flow Studio will offer fun Holiday Yoga. The Calvary Brass Band will play holiday music from 2-3 pm in front of Town Tavern, which will be serving hot cider to passersby.

Hot cocoa will be served at the new Adventure Pub and refreshments will be offered at all the participating stores. There will be special sales at 13Forest Gallery, Derby Farm Flowers & Gardens, Maxima Gifts, The Muse’s Window, Continentale Salon, Lotus Flow Studio, and Artbeat. Quebrada Bakery will give away free star cookies with any purchase and Thrive Juice Bar will offer free size upgrades for all its drinks and smoothies.

“First Lights is a fun time for all in the dark and cold of winter. As the gateway to Arlington’s Cultural District, we love bringing families from surrounding communities to Capitol Square to discover all that we have to offer.” says Jan Whitted, a founding member of the Capitol Square Business Association and owner of Artbeat Creativity Store and Studio.

When it Comes to Scaling Up Your Business, Don’t Overlook the Details

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Are you thinking of expanding your business, perhaps adding new staff or product lines? Any change involves a certain degree of complexity and may challenge your comfort level and experience. None of these challenges are unsolvable, however. You just have to make room for them.

This article by Freelance Union member Tyra Seldon has some thoughts about scaling up a business and shares her advice, below:

When it Comes to Scaling Up Your Business, Don’t Overlook the Details
by Tyra Seldon, Freelancers Union

Many of us may have aspirational goals of growing our freelance enterprises or scaling up. Who doesn’t want more clients? More projects? More revenue?

Not casting a universal net, but, it is probably fair to say that even if becoming a Fortune 500 company is not your heart’s desire, longevity is–and longevity often requires scaling up your business.

What does it mean to scale up?
The concept of scaling or scaling up is actual derived from the math concept of making “something larger in size, amount, etc. than it used to be.”

Something as simple as going from five clients to seven clients can be considered scaling up. Even growing from two employees to four requires a change. Even though these numbers may seem small, or inconsequential, any time we add to what we do, it changes the dynamic of what we do.

Read the rest of this article.

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