Business That Makes a Difference Washington DC

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 Washington.

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(703) 538-2669
6799 Wilson Boulevard
Falls Church, VA
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Edington Peel & Assoc Inc
(202) 737-1800
1317 F St NW Ste 200
Washington, DC

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Freddie Mac
(202) 434-8600
401 9TH St NW Ste 600
Washington, DC

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Meeting Management Svc
(202) 624-1777
1201 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC

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Organizational Strategies Inc
(202) 393-8441
1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW #1213
Washington, DC

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Gravitas Capital Advisors
(202) 434-8341
601 Pennsylvania Ave NW Ste 900
Washington, DC

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Ala Hinson Design Group
(202) 333-7000
1613 5TH St NW
Washington, DC

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World Perspectives Inc
(202) 785-3345
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW Ste 380
Washington, DC

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Mitchell Group
(202) 745-1919
1816 11TH St NW
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1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW Ste 600
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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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