ARDX is excited to announce StartGrowBiz.norfolk.gov is now live which is a new online tool designed, developed, and hosted by ARDX on behalf of the City of Norfolk. This “one-stop-shop” tool guides entrepreneurs through the steps of planning, launching, managing, and growing their business and is the only one of its kind offered in Hampton Roads.
“Being keenly aware that economics is a major determinant of health, ARDX is proud to partner with the City of Norfolk to launch this much needed entrepreneur resource in Hampton Roads,” stated Dr. Angela Reddix, CEO, Founder and President of ARDX. “And the timing couldn’t be better – small businesses are the backbone of our economy, so establishing and building small businesses has to be a part of our economic recovery strategy.”
StartGrowBiz is a successful outcome of ARDX’s journey with the City of Norfolk which started in 2018 with the STARTUP-IN-RESIDENCE (STiR) Program. STiR is a national initiative that brings innovative technology companies like ARDX together with government agencies through a challenge-based approach to procurement.
“Our team came together to design and develop a system that would be user-friendly to the midnight entrepreneur who may be maintaining a regular 9 to 5 job while pursuing a small business,” said Nedra Commodore, Project Manager. “One of the most significant features of the system is an interactive “Guided Tour” that guides the user through Conducting Market Research, Developing the Business Plan, Calculating Start-Up Costs, and Funding the Business.”