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Competitive Edge Athletic Performance Center

Submitted by: Shanel Evans
Business Website: http://competitiveedgeva.com
State: Virginia
City: Woodbridge

Business Description

Competitive Edge Athletic Performance Center located in Woodbridge, VA is a multi-sports facility that specializes in training in student athletes.

What makes your business one of the best small businesses in your community?

At Competitive Edge, athletes are exposed to daily training sessions, clinics that focus on improving sport specific skills, speed and agility, injury prevention, nutrition and overall health. We have expanded our Edge in the Community Program to offer schools and community groups a way to enhance their recreation, physical education and sports programs. During the year, we have partnered with over 15 county schools to supplement their physical education and sports needs. We have also co-hosted recreation, health and fitness events with local churches and youth groups. We have expanded to include athletic programming to include SAT/ACT prep courses, tutoring, college planning and entrepreneurial sessions to support our students in the classroom. In addition, our membership has increased by 15%. Our goal is to promote positive attitudes about physical activity and provide opportunities for students to attain the knowledge, skills and abilities essential for a healthy lifestyle.

The following responses will be considered in judging for a SCORE Award.

How has working with a SCORE mentor helped your business?

We have been able to step outside our business to take a 1000 ft view. Our SCORE mentors have given us insight to add additional programming to increase our day business, increase sales (current sales have increased by approx 15% in the past year), as well as assisted us in getting structured to gain additional government contracts.

Please describe the specific ways that your business has been successful and how it will grow in the next year.

We received a huge honor this year when we were named a 2017 American Small Business Grand Champion by The Score Foundation and Sams Club. We are most proud to be able to meet the need that our facility offers by serving repeat clients, welcoming new athletes and teams, expanded programming and seeing our brand being recognized within the community. We are also proud to have partnerships with the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force to support our local recruiting branches allowing them to become more involved with the community and providing a training location for new recruits. We are constantly challenged by our clients to bring them superior customer service that they expect and deserve.
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