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  • Brewski’s Barkhaus

    Bar plus dogs equals success for Brewski’s Barkhaus Significant funding from private investors. Alex Benbassat and Justin LeGore took an idea for a dog bar, that started when they were roommates at Virginia Tech, and turned it into a reality during a pandemic in October 2020. They succeeded with careful planning, hard work, and help... Read more »

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  • FitOne Personal Training Studio

    The SBDC has a plan that fits With a capital infusion of $183,000 from M&T Bank, FitOne opened its new location, increased its client base, hired new trainers, and offered more services. After close to 20 years in business, Jill Stump and Caity Davis, owners of FitOne Personal Training Studio, found themselves at a business... Read more »

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  • Mason & Greens

    Parlaying personal views of sustainability Received a $135,000 loan, a $10,000 line of credit, and started new business. In mid-2019, Justin and Anna Marino were searching for the “right” business to open in Old Town Alexandria, with “right” meaning a retail business that represented their personal environmental views on preservation and sustainability. When they found... Read more »

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