Small Business 2019 – Guides, Tips, and Ideas

Welcome, to 2019! What will the future bring? For some in the greater Herndon area, hopefully, a new business venture and a chance to put that great idea you’ve had into action. For others, perhaps, it is an opportunity to take new steps, re-energize your small business and accelerate your growth.

Here at Office Evolution in Herndon we’d like to help you prime the pump, so to speak, to launch your New Year. With that in mind, we scoured the Internet for useful tips and resources for entrepreneurs and would be entrepreneurs that would make a great 2019. We want to share with you what we found.

Nerdwallet’s Small Business Ideas

You want to be your own boss, but you don’t know what kind of business you want to start. Generally, you should go with a product or service you have experience or significant interest in. Nerdwallet’s list is broken down into seven general groups based on interest:




People friendly


Animal Lover


From web developer to food truck operator, SEO expert to wedding planner and much more. We think the folks at Nerdwallet did a decent job listing and categorizing some of the more accessible small business ideas. If anything, the list might stimulate some of your ideas or give you that little push to get started. Nerdwallet’s 17 accessible small-business ideas.

Tips for Funding or Expanding a Small Business

You have a business idea, but you don’t have the money, or you need financing to expand your market share. Unless you have a rich relative, you’ll need help. The problem is, you have no idea where to begin, what the loan options are or what banks offer the best services to small businesses.

Fortunately, the people at U.S. News and World Reports provide a list of the Best Small Business Loans of 2019. The article gives an excellent overview of small business lending complete with terminology and additional resource links. Don’t miss the discussion on alternative lending options. Banks are no longer the only game in town!

List of current Invoicing and Billing Platforms

You already own a small business in Reston, Herndon or Tysons Corner. What you need is help getting paid by your clients/customers and some inexpensive resources.

Invoicing, the scourge of Solopreneurs, freelancers and small business owners. You do great work, so why can’t you get paid promptly?

The website reviews the best accounting and invoicing software for the past year. A few may be familiar, but I bet there are some you may have never heard of that are tailored for specific billing frequency. Gone are the days of one-size-fits-all for billing software. For a complete review of the list, check out Best Small Business Invoicing Software of 2018.


Expert Tips for 2019

Finally, the folks at the website Smallbiztrends compiled some tips and helpful resources for 2019 as contributed by other small business owners. From the best ways to streamline your software tools to avoid multi-platform chaos to re-purposing old blog content, you’ll find interesting tips and info nuggets to get you started for the new year.


Office Evolution Herndon — 205 Van Buren St. Suite 120 Herndon, VA 20170

Minutes from Dulles Airport and centrally located in the Herndon Business District, Office Evolution Herndon keeps you in the center of the action without the long commute. We’re just a short drive from Ashburn, Reston, Sterling, Chantilly and other nearby communities. When the new Silver Line Metro Station opens, you’ll be within a 10-minute walk. For those who drive we have Free Parking.  Outside the office, we are a great location for work or play. Walk to Worldgate Centre for premier shopping, movies and dining. Get lunch at fantastic local restaurants, or head to Reston Town Center.

Whether you plan to start a new business this year or expand your existing business Office Evolution Herndon can help. In addition to short-term office rental space, Office Evolution Herndon offers numerous support services such as live call answering, front desk receptionist, free WiFi, ample parking, access to printers/fax, technology support and even free coffee house quality coffee and tea. Our location is perfect for businesses throughout the Dulles Technology Corridor from Tysons Corner to Reston, Herndon, Ashburn and elsewhere in the Northern Virginia area. Soon you will be able to take the Metro from Dulles Airport or from Washington DC to our location.