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Start, Manage, and Grow Your Business

AEDP provides free-to-you services to help you start and scale your business. If you’re in the City of Alexandria, we can help. Get started by requesting a counseling session today.

Get Help, Customized to YOUR Business Needs

Your business is unique. That’s why we offer custom, one-on-one counseling. We’ll match you with an experienced coach who can help you navigate your specific challenges. (Remember, it’s free.)

Join the Alexandria Business Ecosystem

Alexandria, Virginia, is home to some of the best, most-successful small businesses in the world. Network and share knowledge with your fellow entrepreneurs by joining a local Business Association.

Learn How to Legally Set Up Your Business

The first step to starting any business is getting set up with the federal, Virginia, and Alexandria governments. We made a video to help you navigate each system. Watch and learn and reach out to us if you have any questions!