FCEDA Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County

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.

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

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
10:00 am-11:15 am


Speaker: Karen Smaw

Meet Karen Smaw

“I started Becky’s Pet Care in 1998 and, thanks to CBP’s expert and caring staff, now have a strong business with over 160 employees.

Becky O’Neil, President, Becky’s Pet Care, Springfield, VA
Community Business Partnership of Springfield, VA