Business That Makes a Difference La Plata MD

For small businesses, being a good citizen makes good business sense. Your own community is where visibility and reputation matter the most--and because you live and work there, you have a vested interest in seeing your community and neighbors thrive in La Plata.

The Lee Johnson Group
(301) 396-4432
4868 Champlain Court
Waldorf, MD
 
The Winters Group Inc
(301) 336-0400
10214 Marlboro Woods Drive
Washington, DC
 
Alliance Professional Group, LLC
703 637-9646 x 701
211 N Union St Ste 100
Alexandria, VA
 
Global Communication
(703) 548-4906
208 N Patrick St
Alexandria, VA

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C M Kling Assoc Inc
(703) 684-6270
1411 King St
Alexandria, VA

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1st JMG & Associates, LLC
(301) 782-7340
12006 Brandywine Rd
Washington, DC
 
Qmx Support Svc
(703) 549-9555
1020 N Fairfax St
Alexandria, VA

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Ritter & Bourjaily Inc
(703) 549-2322
218 S Fairfax St
Alexandria, VA

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R D Simmons & Sons
(703) 299-8849
105 N Washington St
Alexandria, VA

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Mcf Consulting
(703) 298-0147
1119 Prince St
Alexandria, VA

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Business That Makes a Difference

Financial benchmarks are no longer the only means of measuring the success of a business. Shared values and causes can attract customers, and a philosophy of doing good boosts team morale.

For small businesses, being a good citizen makes good business sense. Your own community is where visibility and reputation matter the most—and because you live and work there, you have a vested interest in seeing your community and neighbors thrive.

Hiring from within the community, buying from area businesses, incorporating green business practices, and providing opportunities to young people such as internships and job shadowing are great ways to make a difference. Giving back also can come in the form of donations or providing goods or services at cost—but even better is getting out there and having hands-on involvement.

Many Fortune 500 companies use volunteering to support their reputation, morale and skill-development goals, according to research by Boston College’s Center for Corporate Citizenship. “Service sabbaticals” and “team-building volunteering” are becoming common ways these businesses serve communities and themselves.

Several experts actually claim that incorporating volunteering into the corporate culture is the management tool of the 21st century.

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