Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County (Mar)

Thinking of starting a business?

Got a business idea but don’t know where to start?

Looking for resources to grow and expand your business?

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA), in partnership with the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD), the Community Business Partnership (CBP) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), conducts a free monthly workshop for those persons that are interested in starting a business in Fairfax County.

The workshop provides an overview of

  • Start-up basics (licenses and permits),
  • Workforce services and training programs, and
  • SBA resources including financing and certification programs.

The workshops are typically held the first Tuesday of each month from 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Note: This course is being taught through the Fairfax County EDA but is a recommended training by the Community Business Partnership.

Thursday, March 5, 2020
7:30 am-10:30 am

COST: $0


The workshops are typically held the first Tuesday of each month from 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

There is no cost to attend the workshops however pre-registration is required.

Workshops will be canceled when Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) announces delays or cancels classes due to inclement weather. FCPS announces delays or cancellations on its Web site, www.fcps.edu, and on local television and radio stations. When workshops are canceled, they will be made up seven days later beginning at 8 a.m.

Speaker: Karen Smaw

Meet Karen Smaw

“The CBP counselors and volunteers have been instrumental in helping me increase my knowledge and confidence in business ownership. Because of their guidance, I’ve been able to expand my practice and move into a larger facility with more employees.”

Debbie Allen, President, Premier Pediatric Therapy Source, Annandale, VA
Community Business Partnership of Springfield, VA