Put on by the SBDC at MEC-Leesburg with assistance from local partners, the second annual Loudoun Small Business Week conference helped over 150 attendees learn how to grow their businesses. With 12 breakout sessions on topics ranging from chat bots and automation to business financing, there was no shortage of educational opportunities. Keynote speaker Eric Major, founder of K2M, shared his “lessons learned” while growing his global medical technology company. He summed up the entrepreneurial journey by saying, “What people don’t realize is that success as an entrepreneur is never a straight line. The highs are very high; the lows are extremely low. It’s about staying committed and always learning.”  Read more