Classes By Date

February 2020

MEC 10 Tips to Make your Presentations More Effective and Memorable

Whatever the job you have or business sector you are in, at some point in your professional life, you will have to do PowerPoint ..
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

NEW: WBC Marketing for the Non-Marketer 2/26/20

Cindy Butler
Marketing for Non-Marketers-Continuing to market while you serve existing customers is a huge challenge for business owners. Learn..
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

COST: $40

NEW: WBC Thinking of Starting a Nonprofit Organization? 2/27/20

Cindy Butler
This workshop will help you determine if your business idea should result in a not-for-profit entity. We will explore the pros and..
Thursday, February 27, 2020
11:00 am-1:00 pm

COST: $50

March 2020

SCORE: Tips on Negotiating a Commercial Lease

A commercial lease is one of the most important agreements you will ever sign and negotiating a favorable lease places your busin..
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
9:30 am-12:30 pm

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

Karen Smaw
Thinking of starting a business? Got a business idea but don’t know where to start? Looking for resources to grow and exp..
Thursday, March 5, 2020
7:30 am-10:30 am

COST: $0

CBP Small Business Resources Orientation 3/5/20

Sheina Waddell
This is the place to start! Come learn how we work, and how we can best serve you as you start and grow your business! Learn abo..
Thursday, March 5, 2020
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

COST: No Cost

WBC First Friday Business Networking 3/6/20

Cindy Butler
Topic: Women Entrepreneurs Share Their Stories What better way to learn about business development than to hear from successful en..
Friday, March 6, 2020
8:00 am-9:30 am

COST: $10

Microloans 101: Small Dollar Financing for Your Small Business Needs 3/10/20

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
Micro-Financing is a key funding strategy to start or grow micro-enterprises (less than 10 employees). This workshop is designed ..
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

COST: $25

Preparing for Funding 3-10-20

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
Have you ever applied for a loan and been denied? Would you like to apply for a loan but have no clear idea as to what documenta..
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
9:30 am-12:00 pm

COST: $0

NEW: WBC Financial Management for Artists/Makers 3/12/20

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
Managing your financials is key to your business success, and isn’t something you can hand off to another party. We will show yo..
Thursday, March 12, 2020
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

COST: $10

SBDC Patent, Trademark, & Copyright 3/17/20

Dr. Michael Mort, Esq.
Understanding the difference between patents, trademarks and trade secrets Do you have a product that you need to protect and safe..
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
12:00 pm-3:00 pm

COST: $60

CBP Small Business Resources Orientation 3/17/20

Sheina Waddell
This is the place to start! Come learn how we work, and how we can best serve you as you start and grow your business! Learn abo..
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
10:30 am-11:30 am

COST: No Cost

BFC Options for Funding Your Business 3/18/20

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
Do you need financing for your small business? Learn about the different ways of getting traditional financing from banks &..
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
9:30 am-1:00 pm

COST: $75

WBC Registering Your Business 3/18/20

Rebecca Geller
Led by an Attorney – Registering Your Business walks you through forms that are needed, ‘links’ to downloads and..
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

COST: $40

NEW SBDC Live Chat and Bots on Your Small Business Website 3/19/20

Ray Sidney-Smith
This hands on workshop explains the importance of using live chat or bots on websites today to increase conversions on small busin..
Thursday, March 19, 2020
9:30 am-2:30 pm

COST: $75

BIC Next Level Social Media for Small Business 3/20/20

Jasmine Smith
Do you want to learn how to use social media to promote your business and engage your audience? This workshop will cover the basi..
Friday, March 20, 2020
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

COST: $50

NEW: WBC Introduction to Business Planning 3/24/20

Cindy Butler
(Formerly WBC ABC’s) Writing a business plan can be a daunting process. Understanding the key components of what makes up a ..
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
9:00 am-11:00 am

COST: $40

NEW: WBC Local Library Business Research…Yea, They Got That! 3/24/20

Vladimir Shutov
Local Library Business Research: Are you missing out? A free library card opens access to dozens of premium information resources ..
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
11:00 am-12:00 pm

COST: No Cost

NEW: WBC Marketing for the Non-Marketer 3/25/20

Cindy Butler
Marketing for Non-Marketers-Continuing to market while you serve existing customers is a huge challenge for business owners. Learn..
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

COST: $40

SBDC/BFC Business Financial Management Series 3/25-26/20

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
Note: This is a 2 day intensitve training series and participants must comit to both days. Effective financial management is neces..
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
9:30 am-3:30 pm

COST: $199

PTAC – Successful Teaming Agreements and Subcontracts 3/26/20

This course is designed to teach and help small business negotiate and leverage relationships with large businesses, other small ..
Thursday, March 26, 2020
3:00 pm-6:00 pm

BFC Creating a Strong Credit Profile (Business & Personal) 3/31/20

Roderick Johnson
Starting or managing a business takes time, money and credit, and so much more. Having great credit is worth more than gold in th..
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
1:00 pm-4:30 pm

COST: $60

April 2020

CBP Small Business Resources Orientation 4/7/20

Sheina Waddell
This is the place to start! Come learn how we work, and how we can best serve you as you start and grow your business! Learn abo..
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
11:00 am-12:00 pm

COST: No Cost

NEW: SBDC HUBZone 101 4/7/20

Aditi Dussault
The federal government’s goal is to award at least three percent of all federal contracting dollars to HUBZone-certified sma..
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

COST: $50

PTAC – Simplified Acquisition for Small Business Contracting 4/9/20

Start with the federal government using simplified acquisition procedures and build a strong relationship. Why use simplified ac..
Thursday, April 9, 2020
10:00 am-12:30 pm

NEW: BIC Lunch and Learn: Getting Through SAM & the Dynamic Small Business Search 4/16/20

Lisa Wood
If you are considering the Federal Marketplace for your business, your first steps are to get complete your registration in both t..
Thursday, April 16, 2020
11:30 am-1:30 pm

COST: $20

CBP Small Business Resources Orientation 4/17/20

Sheina Waddell
This is the place to start! Come learn how we work, and how we can best serve you as you start and grow your business! Learn abo..
Friday, April 17, 2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

COST: No Cost

SBDC Launch Your WordPress Website in a Day! 4/20/20

Ray Sidney-Smith
This hands-on workshop for all levels covers how WordPress works & will walk you through the steps for launching your WordPre..
Monday, April 20, 2020
9:30 am-4:30 pm

COST: $250

Preparing for Funding 4-21-20

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
Have you ever applied for a loan and been denied? Would you like to apply for a loan but have no clear idea as to what documenta..
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
9:30 am-12:00 pm

COST: $0

BFC Microloans 101: Small Dollar Financing for Your Small Business Needs 4/21/20

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
Micro-Financing is a key funding strategy to start or grow micro-enterprises (less than 10 employees). This workshop is designed ..
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

COST: $25

SBDC Marketing: SEO & Social Media 4/22/20

Ray Sidney-Smith
This Workshop: – Looks at best practices to attract local customers by optimizing your Website and Social Media channels. &..
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
1:00 pm-4:00 pm

COST: $60

CBP Small Business Resources Orientation 4/23/20

Sheina Waddell
This is the place to start! Come learn how we work, and how we can best serve you as you start and grow your business! Learn abo..
Thursday, April 23, 2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

COST: No Cost

FairCo – Selling to Fairfax County 4/27/20

The Fairfax County Dept. of Procurement & Material Management hosts a bi-monthly workshop for vendors called “Selling t..
Monday, April 27, 2020
9:00 am-11:00 am

NEW: WBC Planning for Profit in Your Business 4/30/20

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
(Formerly WBC Are Your Dollars Making Sense?) Learn how to check your idea for feasibility and how to use financial statements to ..
Thursday, April 30, 2020
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

COST: $40

May 2020

BFC Options for Funding Your Business 5/1/20

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
Do you need financing for your small business? Learn about the different ways of getting traditional financing from banks & mi..
Friday, May 1, 2020
9:30 am-1:00 pm

COST: $75

BIC Intro to Social Media for Small Business 5/8/20

Jasmine Smith
Do you want to learn how to use social media to promote your business and engage your audience? This workshop will cover the basi..
Friday, May 8, 2020
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

COST: $35

WBC Quickbooks I ONLINE 5/12-14/20

Bob LeMay
Introduction to QuickBooks I Online version for PC’s and Accounting Fundamentals which, includes but not limited to: • You..
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

COST: $115

PTAC – Gov’t Contracting 101: Opportunities w/ Fed, State, & Local Buyers

A highly recommended and informative first step for established businesses to learn about government contracting. The first hour..
Thursday, May 21, 2020
1:00 pm-3:30 pm

June 2020

FairCo – Selling to Fairfax County 6/17/20

The Fairfax County Dept. of Procurement & Material Management hosts a bi-monthly workshop for vendors called “Selling t..
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
9:00 am-11:00 am

BIC Next Level Social Media for Small Business 6/26/20

Jasmine Smith
Do you want to learn how to use social media to promote your business and engage your audience? This workshop will cover the basi..
Friday, June 26, 2020
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

COST: $50

August 2020

FairCo – Selling to Fairfax County 8/20/20

The Fairfax County Dept. of Procurement & Material Management hosts a bi-monthly workshop for vendors called “Selling t..
Thursday, August 20, 2020
9:00 am-11:00 am

“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