The Scout Guide of Northern Virginia had it's launch party on Wednesday at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria and it was a blast. We made a lot of new friends, had fun supporting local businesses, took a few photographs and just enjoyed ourselves. If you get a chance pick up one of the new guides as there are lots of great shops and services listed. You can have your home interior designed and updated by Decorium Design of Alexandria, (www.decoriumhome.com) or seek advice on proper etiquette and your personal image by Agents in Style. You can also plan a special event with Events in the City, (www.eventsinthecitydc.com) which are now celebrating their one year anniversary. If you are looking for a great floral arrangement, look no further than The Evergreen (www.evergreenfloralgroup.com) for elegant, one of a kind creations. Planning a party and need a caterer? Go to A Thyme and Place for any occasion large or small, their menu sounds so delicious, (www.athymeandplace.com). And be sure to plan a visit to Stylish Patina (www.stylishpatina.com) for adorable home décor, furniture, chalk paint and more. The guide is filled with such a great variety of interesting and useful businesses that it makes this little entrepreneur's heart very happy. I know small businesses are the back-bone of America!!