Classes By Date

January 2020

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

Vet Becoming 8(a) Certified 1/28/20

Aditi Dussault
This training will help prepare interested businesses for application to the 8(a) program. “Vet. So You Want to be a Federal Con..
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

COST: $50

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 shoul..
Thursday, January 30, 2020
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

COST: $0

February 2020

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

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, February 4, 2020
7:30 am-10:30 am

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 owners..
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
Do you want to learn how to use social media to promote your business and engage your audience? This workshop will cover the basic..
Friday, February 7, 2020
10:00 am-12:00 pm

COST: $35

WBC First Friday Business Networking 2/7/20

Cindy Butler
First Friday Networking Breakfast from 8am – 9:30am. If you want do a 30 second introduction of yourself and your business (..
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: 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

SBDC Launch Your WordPress Website in a Day! 2/17/20

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, February 17, 2020
9:30 am-4:30 pm

COST: $250

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

NEW SBDC Live Chat and Bots on Your Small Business Website 2/21/20

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..
Friday, February 21, 2020
9:30 am-2:30 pm

COST: $75

NEW: SBDC/BFC Business Financial Management Series 2/25-26/20

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
BUSINESS FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT GROWTH SERIES IS A 2-DAY INTENSIVE TRAINING Effective financial management is necessary to grow a su..
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
9:30 am-3:30 pm

COST: $199

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

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
First Friday Networking Breakfast from 8am – 9:30am. If you want do a 30 second introduction of yourself and your business (..
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 Artists/Makers Finance Options 3/12/20

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson
Marketing for Non-Marketers-Continuing to market while you serve existing customers is a huge challenge for business owners. Learn..
Thursday, March 12, 2020
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

COST: $10

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

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

Jasmine Smith
Take your businesses’ social media strategy to the next level! In this intermediate level workshop we’ll learn to get ..
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 3/26/20

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

COST: $40

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: Vet 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

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

Lisa Wood
NEW: If you are considering the Federal Marketplace for your business, your first steps are to get complete your registration in b..
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

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

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

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 basic..
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

June 2020

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

Jasmine Smith
Take your businesses’ social media strategy to the next level! In this intermediate level workshop we’ll learn to get ..
Friday, June 26, 2020
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

COST: $50

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