small business

The Benefits of Shopping and Buying Locally

In the smallest towns, bustling cities, and everything in between, citizens lament losing a sense of community and local character. Meanwhile, national chains and online mega-stores continue gaining market and pushing independent businesses to the margins in many sectors. This trend is considered symptomatic of our loss of community orientation, but could it also be… Read More »

Rudolph’s Receives MWAA Certification

Rudolph’s recently received a letter certifying the company as a Local Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (LDBE) with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA). Rudolph’s certification has been approved for NAICS codes 424120 (Stationery and Office Supplies Merchant Wholesalers), 423430 (Computer and Computer Peripheral Equipment and Software Merchant Wholesalers), and 423210 (Furniture Merchant Wholesalers). More information about… Read More »

Rudolph’s Receives WMATA SBLPP Certification

Rudolph’s has joined the Small Business and Local Preference Program (SBLPP) with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The SBLPP enhances contracting opportunities for small businesses located in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. To participate in the program, businesses must qualify as a small business as defined by the Small Business Administration (SBA); have a… Read More »