Classes By Date

December 2021

Franchises: What’s New and What’s Next? (WBC) 12/2/21

Heather Rosen
What does it take to be a successful franchise owner in the DC Metro area? Whether you are interested in franchising as a full-tim..
Thursday, December 2, 2021
12:00 pm-1:15 pm

COST: $0

BFC How to Build A Better Personal Credit Score 12/3/21

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
The importance of having good personal credit when starting or growing a business can make the difference in gaining access to muc..
Friday, December 3, 2021
10:00 am-12:00 pm

BFC Establish & Improve Your Business Credit 12/8/21

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
This training session is designed to help business owners seeking to learn how to access lines of credit, grow, and improve their ..
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
9:30 am-11:30 am

COST: 25

BFC Microloans 101: Small Dollar Financing for Your Small Business Needs 12/14/21

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
Micro-Financing is a key financing strategy to start or grow micro-enterprises. When other financing methods are not working, this..
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

COST: $0

December, 2021

Understanding Small Business Taxes (WBC Recording)

Bob LeMay
Watch this WBC webinar recorded on October 27, 2021. Do you know how the structure of your business affects the way you pay taxes?..
-4:15 pm

COST: $0

SBDC Seasonal Marketing: Holiday Branding for Your Small Business (On Demand)

Vijay Vaswani
Tis the season…to get you more business during the holidays! 🎅 ⛄ 🔥 🎄 🎁 🧦 🔔 Whether it is branding, soci..
-2:00 pm

COST: $0

Making Sense of the WOSB/EDWOSB Requirements (WBC Recording)

Lisa Wood
Watch this webinar recorded on September 28, 2021. The SBA changed the process for qualifying for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB..
-4:15 pm

COST: $0

November, 2019

Introduction to Quickbooks I (online version)

Bob LeMay
Introduction to QuickBooks I Online and Accounting Fundamentals you will learn how individual transactions can impact your compan..
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
8:45 am-5:00 pm

COST: $115

December, 2019

Preparing Your Financials For Tax Time

Bob LeMay
Need help getting organized for tax time? A CPA lead session to the rescue. NOTE: This workshop does NOT include information abou..
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
4:30 pm-6:30 pm

COST: $50

Introduction to Quickbooks I (desktop version)

Bob LeMay
Quickbooks is a ubiquitous accouting software that you should have some familiarity. This Introduction to QuickBooks I (desktop v..
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
9:00 am-5:00 pm

COST: $115

January, 2020

CBP Small Business Resources Orientation 1/8/20

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..
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
10:30 am-11:30 am

COST: No Cost

Microloans 101: Small Dollar Financing for Your Small Business Needs 1/10/20

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

COST: $25

Boots to Business – The Pentagon

Dr. Les Taylor
Boots to Business is for transitioning military service members and takes place on 17 military bases in the CBP’s VBOC service..
Monday, January 13, 2020
8:30 am-5:00 pm

COST: $0

Boots to Business – Fort Myer (Army)

Dr. Les Taylor
Boots to Business is for transitioning military service members and takes place on 17 military bases in the CBP’s VBOC service..
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
8:30 am-5:00 pm

COST: $0

BFC Creating a Strong Credit Profile (Business & Personal) 1/21/20

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, January 21, 2020
1:00 pm-4:30 pm

COST: $60

Options for Funding Your Business 1-23-20

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
Do you need financing for your small business? Learn about the different ways of getting traditional financing from banks &..
Thursday, January 23, 2020
9:30 am-1:00 pm

COST: $75

NEW: SBDC Employee Benefits & Retention 1/23/20

Nelli Klygina
In this class participants will understand the general features of employee benefits and important considerations for employers wh..
Thursday, January 23, 2020
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

COST: $0

NEW: WBC Legal and Tax Considerations When Forming Your Entity 1/29/20

Rebecca Geller
Many entrepreneurs form their corporations on the advice of friends and family. Some will consult with an attorney. But there are ..
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

COST: $50

CBP Small Business Resources Orientation 1/30/20

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, January 30, 2020
10:00 am-11:00 am

COST: No Cost

NEW: WBC Introduction to Business Planning 1/30/20

Cindy Butler
(Formerly WBC ABC’s) Writing a business plan can be a daunting process. Understanding the key components of what makes up a ..
Thursday, January 30, 2020
11:00 am-1:00 pm

COST: $40

NEW: WBC Artists/Makers Intro to Business Planning 1/30/20

Cindy Butler
(Formerly WBC’s ABC’s) What makes a successful entrepreneur? How can you ensure that your business idea is strong and ..
Thursday, January 30, 2020
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

COST: $10

NEW: SBDC Bank Your Success: Growing Your Business 1/30/20

Paul DellaPenta
Learning Objectives: Specific needs vary based on business types, but upon completion of Growing Your Business, participants shou..
Thursday, January 30, 2020
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

COST: $0

February, 2020

CBP Small Business Resources Orientation 2/4/20

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, February 4, 2020
10:00 am-11:00 am

COST: No Cost

WBC Quickbooks I ONLINE 2/5/20

Bob LeMay
Introduction to QuickBooks I Online version for PC’s and Accounting Fundamentals which, includes but not limited to: • You..
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
9:00 am-5:00 pm

COST: $115

NEW: BIC OSHA 101 for Small Business 2/6/20

Jim Motley
In this workshop you will learn more about what OSHA is, why it exists, who it applies to and how it affects small business owner..
Thursday, February 6, 2020
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

COST: NO COST

SBDC Understanding Small Business Taxes 2/6/20

Bob LeMay
Do you know how the structure of your business affects the way you pay taxes? Are you keeping detailed records of your business fi..
Thursday, February 6, 2020
1:00 pm-4:00 pm

COST: $60

BIC Intro to Social Media for Small Business 2/7/20

Jasmine Smith
***THE TIME HAS CHANGED TO 4-6PM. Do you want to learn how to use social media to promote your business and engage your audience?..
Friday, February 7, 2020
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

COST: $35

WBC First Friday Business Networking 2/7/20

Cindy Butler
Topic: Let’s Play the “What if?” Game Your business plan should address the “What If” scenarios you ..
Friday, February 7, 2020
8:00 am-9:30 am

COST: $10

NEW: WBC Planning for Profit in Your Business 2/11/20

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 ..
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

COST: $40

SBDC QuickBooks II: Beyond The Basics 2/12/20

Bob LeMay
QuickBooks II – Beyond the Basics: Learn how to use your accounting data to better manage your company! Profit Center tracki..
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
9:30 am-4:30 pm

COST: $95

CBP Small Business Resources Orientation 2/13/20

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, February 13, 2020
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

COST: No Cost

NEW: CANCELLED WBC Marketing for Artists/Makers 2/13/20

Cindy Butler
Marketing for Non-Marketers-Continuing to market while you serve existing customers is a huge challenge for business owners. Learn..
Thursday, February 13, 2020
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

COST: $10

NEW: BIC Lunch and Learn: Government Contracting 101 2/13/20

Lisa Wood
NEW: Are you ready for Government contracting? This information presentation is perfect for those who are considering the Federal ..
Thursday, February 13, 2020
11:30 am-1:00 pm

COST: $20

CBP Small Business Resources Orientation 2/18/20

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, February 18, 2020
10:30 am-11:30 am

COST: No Cost

WBC ABC’s de Cómo Empezar un Negocio en Español 2/18/20

Rosario Valdez
En este Taller nosotros te ayudaremos a entender lo que se necesita para ser un Empresario, licencias y registraciones, selecciona..
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

COST: $35

WBC Registering Your Business 2/19/20

Rebecca Geller
Led by an Attorney – Registering Your Business walks you through forms that are needed, ‘links’ to downloads and..
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

COST: $40

NEW: WBC Introduction to Business Planning 2/20/20

Cindy Butler
(Formerly WBC ABC’s) Writing a business plan can be a daunting process. Understanding the key components of what makes up a ..
Thursday, February 20, 2020
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

COST: $40

BFC Creating a Strong Credit Profile (Business & Personal) 2/20/20

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..
Thursday, February 20, 2020
9:30 am-1:00 pm

COST: $60

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

FULL -CBP Small Business Resources Orientation 3/6/20

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, March 6, 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

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

Ray Sidney-Smith
STAY TUNED FOR A RESCHEDULED DATE This hands-on workshop explains the importance of using live chat or bots on websites today to i..
Thursday, March 19, 2020
9:30 am-2:30 pm

COST: $75

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

Jasmine Smith
THE RESCHEDULED DATE IS  6/26/20 Do you want to learn how to use social media to promote your business and engage your audience? ..
Friday, March 20, 2020
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

COST: $50

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

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
THIS SERIES IS NOW ON 6/24-25. Note: This is a 2 day intensitve training series and participants must comit to both days. Effectiv..
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
9:30 am-3:30 pm

COST: $199

SBDC Q&A What You Need to Know SBA’s Disaster Loan 3/30/20

Ghufran Ahmad
To help guide you through the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance Program, there are a couple webinars that you can view ..
Monday, March 30, 2020
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

COST: No Cost

April, 2020

CANCELLED-WBC Franchising 101 4/2/20

Heather Rosen
ALL CBP CLASSES ARE RESCHEDULED OR CANCELLED FROM APRIL 1- APRIL 10. How to Select, Finance and Operate a Franchise: With so many ..
Thursday, April 2, 2020
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

COST: $50

SBDC Q&A What You Need to Know SBA’s Disaster Loan & Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) 4/3/20

Ghufran Ahmad
To help guide you through the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance Program, there are a couple webinars that you can view ..
Friday, April 3, 2020
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

COST: No Cost

SBDC Q&A What You Need to Know SBA’s Disaster Loan & Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) 4/6/20

Ghufran Ahmad
To help guide you through the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance Program, there are a couple webinars that you can view ..
Monday, April 6, 2020
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

COST: No Cost

CANCELLED: 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

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

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..
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
7:30 am-10:30 am

COST: $0

SBDC Q&A What You Need to Know SBA’s Disaster Loan & Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) 4/10/20

Ghufran Ahmad
To help guide you through the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance Program, there are a couple webinars that you can view ..
Friday, April 10, 2020
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

COST: No Cost

SBDC Q&A What You Need to Know SBA’s Disaster Loan & Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) 4/13/20

Ghufran Ahmad
To help guide you through the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance Program, there are a couple webinars that you can view ..
Monday, April 13, 2020
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

COST: No Cost

NEW: BIC Getting Through SAM & the Dynamic Small Business Search (Webinar) 4/16/20

Lisa Wood
Now a live webinar- If you are considering the Federal Marketplace for your business, your first steps are to get complete your re..
Thursday, April 16, 2020
11:30 am-1:30 pm

COST: $20

SBDC Q&A What You Need to Know SBA’s Disaster Loan & Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) 4/17/20

Ghufran Ahmad
To help guide you through the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance Program, there are a couple webinars that you can view ..
Friday, April 17, 2020
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

COST: No Cost

BIC Growing Your Sales in Virginia (Webinar) 4/17/20

Kim Brewer
This webinar will help you learn about doing business with the VA government and find out how to tap into this market. The Commonw..
Friday, April 17, 2020
10:00 am-12:30 pm

COST: $50

SBDC Q&A Fairfax Co Microloan Program 4/21/20

Ghufran Ahmad
Are you a Fairfax County business owner and want to know more about the County’s microloan program?  Now is the chance to l..
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

COST: No Cost

WBC Quickbooks I (Desktop) 4/21-23/20

Bob LeMay
Introduction to QuickBooks I for PC’s and Accounting Fundamentals which, includes but not limited to: • You will learn how..
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

COST: $115

NEW: SBDC Employee Benefits & Retention (WEBINAR) 4/23/20

Nelli Klygina
THIS IS A LIVE WEBINAR In this class participants will understand the general features of employee benefits and important consider..
Thursday, April 23, 2020
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

COST: $0

SBDC Q&A Fairfax County Microloan Program 4/24/20

Ghufran Ahmad
Are you a Fairfax County business owner and want to know more about the County’s microloan program?  Now is the chance to l..
Friday, April 24, 2020
1:00 pm-2:00 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

SBDC Q&A Fairfax County Microloan Program 4/27/20

Ghufran Ahmad
Are you a Fairfax County business owner and want to know more about the County’s microloan program?  Now is the chance to l..
Monday, April 27, 2020
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

COST: No Cost

BFC Preparing for Funding 4-28-20

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
NEW: 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 docume..
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
9:30 am-12:00 pm

COST: $0

NEW: BIC GSA Schedules for Beginners 4/29/20 (Webinar)

Jennifer Schaus
THIS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO 4/29/20. This is a live webinar: The GSA Schedules program makes it easier for agencies to do busines..
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
10:00 am-1:00 pm

COST: $50

May, 2020

Cancelled -SBDC Patent, Trademark, & Copyright 5/5/20

Dr. Michael Mort, Esq.
This class is cancelled. Understanding the difference between patents, trademarks and trade secrets Do you have a product that you..
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
10:00 am-1:00 pm

COST: $60

NEW: WBC/BIC COVID-19 Recovery: A Safe Approach to Reopening Your Business 5/21/20 (Webinar)

Fern Hernberg
This workshop is an overview of considerations and best practices as businesses prepare for reopening in Virginia. It will cover a..
Thursday, May 21, 2020
11:00 am-1:00 pm

COST: $0

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

NEW: WBC Legal and Tax Considerations When Forming Your Entity 5/27/20 (Webinar)

Many entrepreneurs form their corporations on the advice of friends and family. Some will consult with an attorney. But there are ..
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

COST: $0

NEW: WBC/BIC Building a Winning Team (Webinar) 5/28/20

Fern Hernberg
Learn about HR Strategies for Small Businesses. This course will cover human resource planning, recruitment, selection, training, ..
Thursday, May 28, 2020
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

COST: $0

June, 2020

PTAC – Successful Teaming Agreements and Subcontracts 6/1/20

This course is designed to teach and help small business negotiate and leverage relationships with large businesses, other small ..
Monday, June 1, 2020
10:00 am-1:00 pm

WBC Local Library Business Research…Yea, They Got That! 6/3/20 (Webinar)

Vladimir Shutov
Local Library Business Research: Are you missing out? A free library card opens access to dozens of premium information resources ..
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
1:30 pm-2:30 pm

COST: No Cost

NEW: WBC Ask the CPA-What You Need to Know PPP Loan Forgiveness? 6/10/20 (Webinar)

Bob LeMay
This webinar will discuss PPP loan forgiveness rules and how to complete the forgiveness application. There will be plenty of time..
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
11:00 am-1:00 pm

COST: $0

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

NEW: WBC Local to Federal Government Contract Options 6/22/20-Free (Webinar)

Lisa Wood
This is a one-stop shop webinar about all opportunities for government contracting. In fact, state and local contracts may be easi..
Monday, June 22, 2020
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

NEW: WBC Hear from the SBA: Updates on CARES Act Programs 6/25/20 (Webinar)

Nirav “Nick” Rajpara
This is a SBA Disaster Assistance Programs Q&A session. You have until June 30, 2020 to apply for PPP so get your questions in..
Thursday, June 25, 2020
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

COST: $0

July, 2020

Full-BIC Growing Your Sales in Virginia 7/10/20 (Webinar)

Kim Brewer
Learn about doing business with the Commonwealth of Virginia! The Commonwealth buys more than $8 billion in goods and services, in..
Friday, July 10, 2020
10:00 am-12:30 pm

COST: $0

NEW: WBC How the CARES Act Affects Your Taxes (Individual/Business) 7/13/20 (Webinar)

Anna Falkenstein
Extensions, Economic Impact Payments, Employer Credits and more. We will explain how these work, where to find information and how..
Monday, July 13, 2020
3:00 pm-4:15 pm

COST: $0

NEW: WBC Ask the CPA-PPP Next Steps and Updates 7/23/20 (Webinar)

Bob LeMay
This webinar will cover the Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness application and provide updates regarding the PPP Flexibility ..
Thursday, July 23, 2020
3:00 pm-4:30 pm

COST: $0

August, 2020

NEW: WBC COVID-19 Workplace Response: HR Perspective 8/18/20 (Webinar)

Fern Hernberg
This webinar will address HR considerations for businesses as they respond to COVID-19 and try to return to a “new workplace..
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

COST: $0

10-NEW WBC Making Sense of the New WOSB/EDWOSB Requirements 8/19/20(Webinar)

Lisa Wood
Recently the SBA changed the process for qualifying for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Own..
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
10:00 am-11:00 am

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

September, 2020

NEW: WBC Commercial Lease Business Guidance During COVID-19 9/3/20-Free (Webinar)

This attorney led webinar will provide some guidance for businesses with commercial leases who may be experiencing rent challenges..
Thursday, September 3, 2020
3:00 pm-4:15 pm

COST: $0

FCEDA: De regreso al trabajo

De regreso al trabajo: Una conversación con empresarios y líderes hispanos En su gran mayoría, las comunidades de color y lo..
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

WBC Contracts/Policies: What You Need to Know for Your Small Business 9/16/20-Free (Webinar)

What is a common mistake that entrepreneurs make when starting their company? Not having their contracts and policies in place. Ha..
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

WBC Franchise Ownership 101+work-from-home franchises! 9/23/20-Free (Webinar)

Heather Rosen
What does it take to be a successful franchise owner in the DC Metro area? Whether you are interested in franchising as a full-tim..
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

October, 2020

WBC Registering Your Business (WEBINAR) 10/13/20

Rebecca Geller
Led by an Attorney – Registering Your Business walks you through steps that are needed and outlines processes of becoming a ..
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
5:00 pm-6:15 pm

COST: $0

WBC Cybersecurity for Small Business (WEBINAR) 10/14/20

Rosario Méndez
Cybersecurity for Small Business: Federal Trade Commission Resources to help you keep your business data safe. Learn the basics fo..
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
10:00 am-11:00 am

COST: $0

WBC Scams Targeting Small Business (WEBINAR) 10/27/20

Rosario Méndez
Scams targeting small business: How to spot and avoid them. As a small business owner, you have a lot on your mind. You can’t af..
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

COST: $0

WBC Local Library Business Research 10/28/20 (Webinar)

Vladimir Shutov
A free library card opens access to dozens of premium information resources that can benefit your business. Join us for this FRE..
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

COST: No Cost

November, 2020

WBC 2020 Year End Planning for New Businesses (Webinar) – 11/5/2020

Rohini Chandrabhatla
Congratulations you started your own business in 2020! Maybe you hadn’t considered everything you should be tracking as a busine..
Thursday, November 5, 2020
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

COST: $0

WBC PPP Update (Webinar) 11/9/20

Bob LeMay
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) where are we now?  This will be facilitated by Robert LeMay, CPA and President of LeMay & C..
Monday, November 9, 2020
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

COST: $0

WBC Ciberseguridad para Pequeños Negocios (WEBINAR) 11/10/20

Rosario Méndez
Ciberseguridad para Pequeños Negocios: Recursos de la Comisión Federal de Comercio para ayudarte a proteger tu negocio. Los crim..
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
10:00 am-11:00 am

COST: $0

WBC Thinking of Starting a Nonprofit Organization? (Webinar) 11/12/2020

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, November 12, 2020
11:00 am-12:00 pm

COST: $25

December, 2020

WBC Registering Your Business (Webinar) 12/3/20

Rebecca Geller
Led by an Attorney – Registering Your Business walks you through steps that are needed and outlines processes of becoming a ..
Thursday, December 3, 2020
5:00 pm-6:30 pm

COST: $0

Do I Qualify for Gov’t Contracts?

Leveraging U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Certifications   Did you know the U.S. government is the largest, single pu..
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
10:00 am-12:00 pm

10-WBC Why Website a Require Privacy Policy & What Should It Be 12/10/20

If you have an online presence or business, then you may have heard you need a privacy policy. This seminar will answer some of y..
Thursday, December 10, 2020
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

COST: $0

10-WBC Quickbooks I Online (Webinar) 12/15-12/16

Bob LeMay
Introduction to QuickBooks I Online for PC’s and Accounting Fundamentals will take place over 2 evenings (12/15 – 12/..
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

COST: $115

January, 2021

WBC Registering Your Business (Webinar) 1/13/21

Rebecca Geller
Led by an Attorney – Registering Your Business walks you through steps that are needed and outlines processes of becoming a ..
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

COST: Fee waived - $0

WBC Understanding Small Business Taxes (Webinar) 1/14/21

Bob LeMay
Do you know how the structure of your business affects the way you pay taxes? Are you keeping detailed records of your business fi..
Thursday, January 14, 2021
2:00 pm-5:00 pm

WBC Ask the CPA-PPP Next Steps and Updates 1/26/21

Bob LeMay
As part of an end-of-year pandemic relief package, Congress has passed several changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). T..
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
5:00 pm-6:30 pm

COST: $0

WBC Making Sense of the New WOSB/EDWOSB Requirements 1/27/21

Lisa Wood
The SBA changed the process for qualifying for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small ..
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

COST: $0

February, 2021

WBC Understanding Contractor versus Employee Classification 2/3/21

Bob LeMay
It is critical that business owners correctly determine whether the individuals providing services are employees or independent co..
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
5:00 pm-6:30 pm

COST: $10

Funding! Paycheck Protection Round 2 and Resources

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority will present “Second Draw PPP and Resources for Business,” this Tuesday, ..
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
11:00 am-12:15 pm

COST: $0

BFC Financing Options for Your Business-SBA PPP, EIDL, and More 2/10/21

Roderick Johnson
Based on the recent changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), eligibility for the Second Round, PPP Loan Forgiveness, and ..
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
10:00 am-11:30 am

COST: $0

WBC Franchise Ownership 101 2/23/21

Heather Rosen
What does it take to be a successful franchise owner in the DC Metro area? Whether you are interested in franchising as a full-tim..
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
4:00 pm-5:15 pm

COST: $0

March, 2021

FCEDA Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County

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

Hear from the SBA: 2021 COVID-19 Economic Aid Overview 3/2/21

Roderick Johnson
Learn about the increased lending to small businesses in need and announced changes to PPP to further promote equitable access to ..
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
10:00 am-11:00 am

COST: $0

Arlington BizLaunch: Which Entity is Right for Your Startup?

“Join us for our upcoming law clinic in partnership with George Mason University on March 3, 2021. Our presenters will discu..
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
10:00 am-11:00 am

WBC Three Legal Documents Needed For Your Website Now! 3/4/21

Are you starting a business website? Or, do you have a business website and want to ramp it up? If you do, then you need to make s..
Thursday, March 4, 2021
3:00 pm-4:15 pm

COST: $0

BFC Preparing for Funding 3/9/21

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
Do you know what is required to apply for a loan? Did you apply for Federal, State or Local or bank financing programs and were de..
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

COST: $0

SBDC Creating Your Marketing Pitch 3/11/21

Vijay Vaswani
Social Media, Websites, Presentations, Business Plans, Sales Pitch, and Networking – what do they have in common? They all requi..
Thursday, March 11, 2021
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

COST: $0

BFC Ask the Lender – Q&A Session 3/12/21

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
Attend this open Q&A session to get answers to your business and financing-related questions. Learn what lenders look for in a..
Friday, March 12, 2021
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Recording- Hear from the SBA: 2021 COVID-19 Economic Aid Overview

Roderick Johnson
View this webinar recorded on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Learn about the increased lending to small businesses in need and announced ..
Sunday, March 14, 2021
-11:00 am

COST: $0

BFC Options for Funding Your Business 3/16/21

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
This training session will review available financing options for businesses. You will learn about traditional financing from bank..
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

WBC Registering Your Business 3/18/21

Rebecca Geller
Led by an Attorney – Registering Your Business walks you through steps that are needed and outlines processes of becoming a ..
Thursday, March 18, 2021
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

COST: $0

WBC Why Every LLC Needs An Operating Agreement 3/18/21

This seminar will guide you through what an operating agreement is and its importance in an LLC’s operation and in its protectio..
Thursday, March 18, 2021
3:00 pm-4:15 pm

COST: $0

BFC Ask the Lender – Q&A Session 3/26/21

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
Attend this open Q&A session to get answers to your business and financing-related questions. Learn what lenders look for in a..
Friday, March 26, 2021
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

WBC Did Covid-19 Rock Your Technical World? 3/29/21

The WBC of Northern Virginia is partnering with Old Dominion University Women’s Business Center! Managing your technology and be..
Monday, March 29, 2021
10:00 am-11:00 am

COST: $0

April, 2021

BFC Preparing for Funding 4/1/21

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
Do you know what is required to apply for a loan? Did you apply for Federal, State or Local or bank financing programs and were de..
Thursday, April 1, 2021
11:00 am-1:00 pm

COST: $0

SCORE’s 2021 Black Entrepreneurs Virtual Pitch Event 4/6-4/7

CBP’s Women’s Business Center is a partner for Washington DC SCORE’s 2021 Black Entrepreneurs Virtual Pitch Even..
Tuesday, April 6, 2021


COST: $0

BFC Creating a Strong Credit Profile (Business & Personal) 4/7/21

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
Starting or managing a business takes time, money, and credit, and so much more. Having great credit is worth more than gold in th..
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
1:00 pm-4:00 pm

BFC Ask the Lender – Q&A Session 4/9/21

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
Attend this open Q&A session to get answers to your business and financing-related questions. Learn what lenders look for in a..
Friday, April 9, 2021
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

WBC HR Essentials for Start-ups 4/19/21

Fern Hernberg
Learn about HR strategies for your small business! This course will cover human resource planning, recruitment, selection, trainin..
Monday, April 19, 2021
3:00 pm-4:15 pm

COST: $0

WBC Registering Your Business 4/20/21

Rebecca Geller
Led by an Attorney – Registering Your Business walks you through steps that are needed and outlines processes of becoming a ..
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

COST: $0

WBC Bailey’s Crossroads/ Culmore Businesses: Credit Voyage 4/20/21

Sean Chrysostom
Join us virtually for “Credit Voyage” facilitated by Capital One’s Engagement Specialist Sean Chrysostom. Throug..
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

COST: $0

BFC Options for Funding Your Business 4/21/21

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
This training session will review available financing options for businesses. You will learn about traditional financing from bank..
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
10:00 am-12:00 pm

COST: $25

WBC Bailey’s Crossroads/Culmore Businesses: Funding Presentation 4/21/21

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
Kaiser Permanente (KP) is providing support to neighborhoods in Northern Virginia to achieve financial stability. In collaboration..
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

COST: $0

BFC Preparing for Funding 4/28/21

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
Do you know what is required to apply for a loan? Did you apply for Federal, State or Local or bank financing programs and were de..
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

COST: $0

SBDC Securing Your Small Business During and After COVID19 4/29/21

Yuri Aberfield
Business communication, company reputation, client information, business purchases, finances, and operations – what do they ..
Thursday, April 29, 2021
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

COST: $0

May, 2021

Hear from the SBA: The American Rescue Plan Act’s Small Business Assistance (WBC) 5/6/21

Roderick Johnson
This presentation provides a general overview of the programs the SBA is administering related to provisions in the American Rescu..
Thursday, May 6, 2021
11:00 am-12:00 pm

COST: $0

BFC Preparing for Funding 5/18/21

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
Do you know what is required to apply for a loan? Did you apply for Federal, State or Local or bank financing programs and were de..
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

COST: $0

WBC Social Media and Your Business 5/20/21

Jasmine Smith
Do you want to add social media to your marketing mix but aren’t sure how? Do you already use social media but feel that it ..
Thursday, May 20, 2021
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

COST: $0

BFC Ask the Lender – Q&A Session 5/21/21

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
Attend this open Q&A session to get answers to your business and financing-related questions. Learn what lenders look for in a..
Friday, May 21, 2021
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Registering Your Business (WBC) 5/26/21

Rebecca Geller
Led by an Attorney – Registering Your Business walks you through steps that are needed and outlines processes of becoming a ..
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

COST: $0

June, 2021

COVID-19 Workplace Response: HR Perspective 6/9/21 (WBC+BIC)

Fern Hernberg
This webinar will address HR considerations for businesses as they respond to COVID-19 and try to return to a “new workplace..
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
11:00 am-12:00 pm

COST: $0

SBDC Dominating Your Competition 6/15/21

Vijay Vaswani
Every business has competition – but who are they, what are their strengthens and weaknesses, and what can be learned from them ..
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

COST: $0

Registering Your Business (WBC) 6/29/21

Rebecca Geller
Led by an Attorney – Registering Your Business walks you through steps that are needed and outlines processes of becoming a ..
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

COST: $0

July, 2021

RESCHEDULED BFC Microloan Opportunities at CBP 7/21/21

Ghufran Ahmad
RESCHEDULED to October 20th at 11am. Join us to explore different Microloan products to meet your needs as a small business owner...
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
11:00 am-12:00 pm

COST: No Cost

August, 2021

Credit Voyage 8/3/21 (WBC)

Sean Chrysostom
Join us virtually for “Credit Voyage” facilitated by Capital One’s Engagement Specialist Sean Chrysostom. Throug..
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

COST: $0

BFC Creating a Strong Credit Profile (Business & Personal) 8/12/21

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..
Thursday, August 12, 2021
10:00 am-1:00 pm

COST: 45

Registering Your Business (WBC) 8/25/21

Rebecca Geller
Webinar led by an Attorney – Registering Your Business walks you through steps that are needed and outlines processes of bec..
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

COST: $0

BFC Preparing for Funding 9/28/21

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
Do you know what is required to apply for a loan? Did you apply for Federal, State or Local or bank financing programs and were de..
Saturday, August 28, 2021
10:00 am-12:00 pm

COST: $25

BFC Preparing for Funding 8/31/21

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
Do you know what is required to apply for a loan? Did you apply for Federal, State or Local or bank financing programs and were de..
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
11:00 am-1:00 pm

COST: $25

September, 2021

CANCELLED BFC Options for Funding Your Business 9/7/21

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
This training session will review available financing options for businesses. You will learn about traditional financing from bank..
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
9:30 am-12:00 pm

COST: 45

Thinking of Starting a Nonprofit Organization? (WBC) 9/22/21

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..
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

COST: $0

Exporting & eCommerce: SBA Resources for Women-Owned Businesses (WBC) 9/23/21

Getting Help in Exporting & eCommerce: SBA Resources for Women-Owned Businesses This webinar will be hosted by the Washingto..
Thursday, September 23, 2021
11:00 am-12:00 pm

COST: $0

Making Sense of the WOSB/EDWOSB Requirements (WBC) 9/28/21

Lisa Wood
The SBA changed the process for qualifying for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small ..
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
3:00 pm-4:15 pm

COST: $0

October, 2021

BFC Options for Funding Your Business 10/6/21

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
This training session will review available financing options for businesses. You will learn about traditional financing from bank..
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
9:30 am-12:00 pm

COST: $25

BFC Microloan Opportunities at CBP 10/20/21

Ghufran Ahmad
Join us to explore different Microloan products to meet your needs as a small business owner. These include funds for minority tec..
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
11:00 am-12:00 pm

COST: No Cost

Understanding Small Business Taxes (WBC) 10/27/21

Bob LeMay
Do you know how the structure of your business affects the way you pay taxes? Are you keeping detailed records of your business fi..
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
2:00 pm-5:00 pm

COST: $0

November, 2021

Quickbooks I Online (WBC Webinar) 11/10/21-11/11/21

Bob LeMay
Introduction to QuickBooks I Online for PC’s and Accounting Fundamentals will take place over 2 evenings (11/10/21 – 1..
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

COST: $60

Registering Your Business (WBC) 11/17/21

Rebecca Geller
Webinar led by an Attorney – Registering Your Business walks you through steps that are needed and outlines processes of bec..
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

COST: $0

Why Every LLC Needs An Operating Agreement (WBC) 11/18/21

Bonnie Sanchez, Esq.
This webinar will guide you through what an operating agreement is and its importance in an LLC’s operation and in its protectio..
Thursday, November 18, 2021
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

COST: $0

Preparing Your Financials for Tax Time (WBC) 11/30/21

Bob LeMay
Need help getting organized for tax time? Join us for a CPA-led session to get you feeling prepared!   NOTE: This workshop does ..
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

COST: $0

BFC Preparing for Funding 11/30/21

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
Have you ever applied for a loan and been denied because you were not prepared? Would you like to apply for a loan but have no cle..
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

COST: $0

December, 2021

BFC Options for Funding Your Business 12/1/21

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
Do you need financing to start up or expand your small business? Do you need to understand what financing solutions could work for..
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
9:30 am-11:30 am

COST: $25

Franchises: What’s New and What’s Next? (WBC) 12/2/21

Heather Rosen
What does it take to be a successful franchise owner in the DC Metro area? Whether you are interested in franchising as a full-tim..
Thursday, December 2, 2021
12:00 pm-1:15 pm

COST: $0

BFC How to Build A Better Personal Credit Score 12/3/21

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
The importance of having good personal credit when starting or growing a business can make the difference in gaining access to muc..
Friday, December 3, 2021
10:00 am-12:00 pm

BFC Establish & Improve Your Business Credit 12/8/21

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
This training session is designed to help business owners seeking to learn how to access lines of credit, grow, and improve their ..
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
9:30 am-11:30 am

COST: 25

BFC Microloans 101: Small Dollar Financing for Your Small Business Needs 12/14/21

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
Micro-Financing is a key financing strategy to start or grow micro-enterprises. When other financing methods are not working, this..
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

COST: $0

January, 2022

BFC Preparing for Funding 1/11/22

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
Have you ever applied for a loan and been denied because you were not prepared? Would you like to apply for a loan but have no cle..
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
10:00 am-12:00 pm

COST: $0

BFC Options for Funding Your Business 1/14/22

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
Do you need financing to start up or expand your small business? Do you need to understand what financing solutions could work for..
Friday, January 14, 2022
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

COST: $25

Understanding Contractor vs Employee Classification (WBC) 1/20/22

Bob LeMay
It is critical that business owners correctly determine whether the individuals providing services are employees or independent c..
Thursday, January 20, 2022
5:00 pm-6:30 pm

COST: $0

Business Contracts/Policies What You Need to Know (WBC) 1/25/22

Bonnie Sanchez, Esq.
What is a common mistake that entrepreneurs make when starting their company? Not having their contracts and policies in place. Ha..
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
5:00 pm-6:15 pm

COST: $0

Registering Your Business (WBC) 1/26/22

Rebecca Geller
Webinar led by an Attorney – Registering Your Business walks you through steps that are needed and outlines processes of bec..
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

COST: $0

BFC Establish & Improve Your Business Credit 1/28/22

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
This training session is designed to help business owners seeking to learn how to access lines of credit, grow, and improve their ..
Friday, January 28, 2022
9:30 am-11:30 am

COST: 25

February, 2022

Legal and Tax Considerations When Forming Your Entity (WBC) 2/10/22

Bob LeMay
Many entrepreneurs form their corporations on the advice of friends and family. Some will consult with an attorney. But there are..
Thursday, February 10, 2022
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

COST: $0

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