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BusinessVentures.com
21441 Pacific Boulevard
Suite 200
Sterling, Virginia 20166

Phone: (703) 757-8500
Fax: (703) 832-8385


BusinessVentures.com was founded by Rick Rahim in March, 2006. Listed below are some selected events in our company history:

BusinessVentures.com has been in business for 11 years, 3 months, and 22 days.

April, 2005
Rick Rahim sells VMC Satellite for $23.3 million to a large public company traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange. Rick had founded VMC four years earlier and started the company from scratch. He is required to stay on as president for a transition period. After the sale, Rick gains valuable experience as the President of a public company.

January, 2006
Having outperformed his goals as President of VMC Satellite, Rick is able to retire.

March, 2006
Bored beyond belief by retirement, Rick rents a new office, hires a receptionist, and founds BusinessVentures.com with just one employee and no revenue.

April, 2006
Rick develops and launches OnlineBusinessBureau.com.

June, 2006
Rick develops and launches SiteHistory.com.

August, 2006
Rick acquires Animal Nannies of McLean.

January, 2007
Rick opens Virginia Dog Walkers.

January, 2008
Rick acquires The Doggie Walkers in Northern VA.

January, 2008
Rick acquires Alternative Pet Care in Burke, VA

February, 2008
BusinessVentures.com crosses a milestone of over 100 employees.

February, 2008
Rick acquires Ultrazone in Falls Church, VA.

September, 2008
Rick launches Rapid Entry Solutions with a good friend. Together, they embark on the long road to develop and patent their invention.

November, 2008
Rick opens Luxury Limousine in Washington, DC and Northern VA.

December, 2008
Rick opens The Panther Family Fun Center in Sterling, VA.

October, 2009
Rick acquires Gearworks Laser Tag in Nags Head, NC.

September, 2010
Barely two years after having launched and grown Luxury Limousine from a startup to a mature business with a large fleet, Rick sells the limousine company.

November, 2010
BusinessVentures.com's companies surpass $10,000,000.00 in revenue.

December, 2010
Rick acquires Laser Xtreme in Middleburg Heights, OH.

January, 2011
Rick acquires Stone Ambulance Service in Martinsville, VA.

March, 2011
BusinessVentures.com celebrates its five year anniversary!

May, 2011
Rick acquires Vocelli Pizza in Warrenton, VA.

August, 2011
BusinessVentures.com outgrows its original corporate office and moves to a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility in Great Falls, VA.

September, 2011
Rick acquires Laser Nation in Sterling Park, VA

September, 2011
Rick acquires Ultrazone Baltimore.

October, 2011
Stone Ambulance opens Station #2 in Chesapeake, VA.

December, 2011
Rick opens Extreme Laser Tag in Colonial Heights, VA.

March, 2012
Rick acquires Surf's Up Family Fun Center in Myrtle beach, SC.

October, 2012
The Ambulance Division is successfully spun off and sold to a third party.

January, 2013
Rick acquires "The Woods" laser tag center in Ocoee, FL (a suburb of Orlando). The store is remodeled, and rebranded as Extreme Laser Tag Orlando.

January, 2013
Rick acquires "The Tree" laser tag center in Clermont, FL. The store is re-branded as Extreme Laser Tag Clermont and relaunched.

February, 2013
Rick creates and launches The Laser Tag Operators Association.

April, 2013
Rick acquires the very successful Kangaroo Jac's in Chesapeake, VA.

May, 2013
Three years and two months after beginning the process, Rick receives issuance of his first US Patent, number 8,418,781.

October, 2013
The entertaining safety briefing video created by Rick for the laser tag stores surpasses 500,000 views on YouTube and continues to be the most-watched laser tag video on the Internet.

December, 2013
Rick writes a children's fantasy book about aviation, titled "Way Up High In the Big Blue Sky." He launches Think On Publishing and partners with Mascot Books to publish it nationally.

January, 2014
Rick acquires a second South Carolina laser tag location in Myrtle Beach, SC and begins construction. Extreme Laser Tag Myrtle Beach holds its grand opening in April, 2014.

March, 2014
Rick's children's book, "Way Up High In the Big Blue Sky," reaches the #1 position as an Amazon.com Best Seller, making Rick a "Best Selling Author" in the children's book category.

April, 2014
Rick acquires the Kangaroo Jac's location in Richmond, VA. It is immediately renovated and upgraded to company standards.

January, 2015
Continuing on its exceptional growth curve, BusinessVentures.com once again outgrows its corporate office in Great Falls. Setting even more ambitious goals for 2015, the corporate office is moved to a sprawling Class A facility in Sterling, VA

May, 2015
Rick acquires Sweet Heat Barbeque, a restaurant in Reston, VA. It is immediately renovated and relaunched.

December, 2015
Rick buys a Jerry's Subs and Pizza, a franchise restaurant in Reston, VA.

January, 2016
Rick launches The MegaHot Music Network, a live streaming radio station, with additional recording studios for artist production and talent development.

February, 2016
In one of his quickest flips ever, Rick successfully sells his Jerry's Subs and Pizza franchise (for a profit) exactly 60 days after purchase.

June, 2016
Rick acquires a very large mobile kitchen and brands it for mobile catering for Sweet Heat BBQ. The trailer is capable of serving in excess of 1,000 meals per day; and is put into service for special events, weddings, sports events, and general curbside vending at licensed locations.

August, 2016
Sweet Heat Barbeque, achieves a major targeted milestone of doubling revenue under Rick's leadership since acquisition 15 months ago.

September, 2016
Rick adds another large mobile food truck as he begins execution of a business plan that projects to generate more than $1 million annually by the end of 2016. A new mobile food division is officially formed.

October, 2016
FoodTruckFleet.com is launched.



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