The Alexandria Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides free tools, resources, and confidential services to small businesses in the City of Alexandria.

Startmy business

Providing free & objective guidance to help your business succeed.

  • Checklist on how to start your business in the City of Alexandria
  • Resources on City and State Processes
  • Comprehensive Business Planning Guide
  • Helpful checklists for business startups in different industries

And more!

Get Started

Managemy business

Supporting you to take charge of your business.

  • Tips for establishing strong operations
  • Advice on hiring employees
  • Resources for maintaining good financial records
  • Marketing strategies and considerations

And more!

Get Started

Growmy business

Helping you make the right connections.

  • Opportunities for international trade
  • Getting into government contracting
  • Marketing new products or services
  • Expansion feasibility/advice

And more!

Get Started
70%

Of businesses that we have touched over the last 10 years are still in business.

Customer Success Story

  • Potomac Riverboat Water Taxi

    Potomac Riverboat Company

    Potomac Riverboat Company

    Willem Polak discusses how the support of the Alexandria SBDC helped the Potomac Riverboat Company expand its fleet.

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  • Discovery Time Learning Center

    Discovery Time Learning Center

    Discovery Time Learning Center

    Discovery Time Learning Center owner Stephanie Harris perfected her business plan and secured an SBA loan with the help of the Alexandria SBDC.

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  • The Christmas Attic

    The Christmas Attic

    The Christmas Attic

    Sisters Fay Carter and Cheri Hennessy discuss how the SBDC has supported their retail store, The Christmas Attic, and its year-round store, The Urban Attic.

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