Sunday, April 7, 2013

ECDC's Enterprise Development Group- business incubator

The Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) sponsors and operates the 
ECDC Enterprise Development Group as a business incubator at 901 S Highland Street, Arlington, VA, 22204. They are partnered with Northern Virginia Community College to offer a Entrepreneurship Career Studies Certificate Program.

Ms. Chona Bravante is the on-site Training and Business Incubator Manager. She can be reached at:

703-685-0510 x 273   or

From the EDG website: "The EDG Business Incubator is an 11,000 sq.ft. facility that supports 35 firms.  EDG offers strategic support and practical assistance to develop and finance start-up businesses. Entrepreneurs are able to profit from EDG experts and incubation network contacts and gain access to the seed funds of EDG partners."

"The EDG Incubator provides affordable, flexible professional offices for businesses in Arlington who are challenged to find office space. Specifically, businesses that are start-ups (less than 2 years old); minority and women owned; or businesses that are expanding are all welcome at EDG."

A montage of the signs of several of the businesses based at EDG is included.

Thanks to Ms. Bravante and ECDC president Dr. Tsehave Teferra for their help.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf.

Norflet Strategies & Solutions, LLC - business incubator

Ms. Kima B Norflet is the president of Norflet Strategies & Solutions, LLC, which specializes in business strategy, development, and consulting services for small businesses.

Based in ECDC's Enterprise Development Group business incubator since July 2012, Ms. Norflet offers expertise and guidance in many areas, including new and small business consulting, (8A) certification, immigration and citizenship training, meeting Federal and state certification guidelines, bid and contract review and preparation, administrative and paralegal support, strategic planning, and notary public services.

They can be reached at: info@norfletstrategiesand  or  571-234-0837
901 S Highland Street, Suite 309, Arlington, VA 22204

Photography by Lloyd Wolf

Caregiving Solutions - Business incubator

Caregiving Solutions LLC is a small firm based in ECDC's Business Incubator, the Enterprise Development Group. Its owner is Mr. Bismarck Likambi.

They provide non-medical in-home compassionate care and related home services in the area, and have been in business for six years.

They can be reached by phone at: 703-717-9046.

Also pictured is business associate, Veronica Minor.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf