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Whether you’ve been in business yourself as an entrepreneur, been the part of a startup team, or felt the load of the workforce in general, I think we can all agree: an extra helping hand is almost always welcome. But finding the extra help when you need it (and when your team can’t afford to bring someone in permanently) can be a daunting task. In steps (dun, dun, dun)…freelancers! The problem, however, is that a quality, reliable freelancer is kind of like a unicorn in the workforce. You want to believe they exist, and you’re almost certain you saw one with your own eyes once, but you were probably just a little tipsy and delirious at a happy hour that you didn’t have time for, wishing one into existence. DC (-ISH) STARTUP SPOTLIGHT: MOONLIGHTING


Alexandria’s Old Town attracts thousands of visitors every year with its quaint shops and restaurants, but the biggest draw for anyone into the art scene is the Torpedo Factory. Fans of this attraction walk right past the chichi boutiques and $7 ice cream cones and head for the ultimate in culture — more than 70,000 square feet of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures, glasswork, jewelry, needle arts, pottery, clothing and innumerable other crafts. THE TORPEDO FACTORY: IT’S A HIT