Category Archives: Articles

Running a Home Based Business? Keep Doing It!

woman-working-from-homeMany an entrepreneur has started a business from home. You might recognize some of the more famous names: Jeff Bezos (Amazon.com), Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak (Apple), Sergey Brin and Larry Page (Google), and Walt Disney (Disney). These men all started their companies from their garages.

In 2013, Small Business Trends reported that 69% of startup and 59% of established businesses were home-based. Even more interesting, the 2012 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report stated that more than half of U.S. entrepreneurs continued to operate their businesses from home long after they had been established.

There is no stigma in stating that your business is run from home. In fact, there are many smart reasons to continue doing it Continue reading →

Article: National Aquarium

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Diver at the National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD

There’s something about seeing your story in print that never gets old. I also find it especially thrilling when my photographs are also printed, as in this beautiful montage for my article about the National Aquarium (see photos and story here) in the May/June 2016 issue of Viva Tysons magazine.

Have a story you’d like to see in print? Contact All the Buzz to find out how we can help.

 

 

Author Finds that Sometimes Publicity is Just Serendipity

I foolishly knocked my carriage clock off the mantle while cleaning one day recently and was heartbroken to see its shattered condition on the marble hearth. So I picked up the pieces and took the remains to a local clock shop.

The news wasn’t good. My clock was so badly broken that all that could be salvaged was the Seth Thomas brass face. A customer standing in line behind me, carrying his own broken mantle clock witnessed this transaction and commented on how beautiful my bright clock face was. He thought, in fact, it might fit into his own clock, which had a tired, faded face.

We held the face up and it seemed to be a perfect size match. He purchased it from me on the spot.

You Never Know Who’s Listening

While he was waiting for the clerk to research his problem, we struck up a conversation. It turns out he’s an author and has just published his second book: Titanic’s Resurrected Secret–HEW.

Having done a lot of reading about the Titanic and its survivors, I was interested–not only in the book, but in this fascinating man and his stories. Continue reading →

200th Anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner | Linda Barrett | Articles

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Actual size of the original Star Spangled Banner as shown on the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, http://www.flaghouse.org.

This week marks the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner…both the national anthem and the flag that appeared so proudly over Fort McHenry during the War of 1812.  Here’s an article Linda Barrett published about it that appeared in the July/August issue of Viva Tysons Magazine (including her photographs).

As you can see, the flag was quite huge. Read the article to find out just how large the original flag was, and how the anthem came to be written.

There are also some fun facts about our American Flag that you probably didn’t know.

Read: Long May She Wave

Promoting tourism is just one of the things we do at All the Buzz. We’d be glad to help you get your company’s story in the news too.

 

Idylwood Grill Restaurant Article | Linda Barrett | Articles

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Idylwood Grill, Falls Church, VA

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Grilled lamb shank

One of the really fun aspects of being a writer is when I get to write about food.  Or wine.  Better yet: food and wine. Check out this story called “Idylwood Grill & Wine Bar. Great Food, Great Wine, Great Friends” I published in the Jan-Feb issue of Viva Tysons magazine. I highly recommend eating at the Idylwood Grill.  It was–no kidding–fabulous.

For a Taste of the Old World, Get Thee to a Meadery…or Cidery | Linda Barrett | All the Buzz

apples and ciderRead Linda Barrett’s newly-published article highlighting the latest additions to the 2013 Virginia Wine Guide: Meaderies and Cideries.

Explore the differences among the variations of Mead, and learn how heirloom apples make a difference in Cider’s long history.

Read For a Taste of the Old World, Get Thee to a Meadery…or Cidery here.

Published in Viva Tysons, March/April 2013

Inc. Magazine’s Best Industries 2013

Specialty Cruises are hot

Specialty Cruises are hot

Looking for the next big trend? Inc. Magazine just released its 2013 list of “Best Industries” and found these 8 best launching pads for business in 2013. Continue reading →

Arthur Murray Dance Celebrates 100 Years | All the Buzz | Linda Barrett

Arthur Murray thought he was too awkward and lanky to dance, but look what happened to him! In this article, writer and president of All the Buzz, Linda Barrett explores not only the 100 years since Arthur Murray first introduced ballroom dancing lessons, but the love and romance behind (and within) the dance community.

Read the article that appeared in Viva Tysons Magazine: Put a Little Fun in Your Life…Try Dancing.