About Us

Our Center 

CBP Incubator & Training Center, Springfield, VA

Created in 1995, Community Business Partnership is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization working in collaboration with a number of local, regional and national organizations to promote small business growth in Fairfax County and beyond.

Our Mission

We help small businesses start and grow. Our mission is to be the premier provider of full spectrum educational and support services to small businesses in Fairfax County and beyond; enabling them to make a significant contribution to a vibrant local economy.”

Our Core Business

Community Business Partnership serves as your one stop shop for starting and growing your small business. We are a business incubator and training center with four centers of business assistance excellence:

Our Clients

We serve potential and existing small business owners including women, veterans, and minorities primarily located in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Our Impact

We empower our clients by providing access to resources in order to fulfill their dreams, to provide for their financial security as well as that of their families, and to contribute to the economic growth of their communities.

In 2020, CBP’s 13 member staff and two dozen volunteers created 145 business training events with 2,141 attendees.  Over 700 individuals receiving more than 1,400 hours of one-on-one business counseling; a 37% increase from the previous year.

CBP  administered Fairfax County’s RISE program that provided over $52MM in small grants to over 4,800 small businesses.  CBP also developed Fairfax County’s micro loan program that has provided over $1.6MM to businesses affected by the COVID downturn.

Breakdown of those serviced:

  • 65% People of Color
    35% White
  • 66% Female
    34% Male
  • 12% Veterans
  • 6% Service Disabled Veterans
  • 7% Disabled

Our Sponsors

Thanks to an annual grant from Fairfax County, Virginia, we are able to leverage significant operation funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

     

Our Supporters

CBP management and staff are contracted annually through an agreement with George Mason University and a representatives from the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority and the Fairfax County Small Business Commission have permanent seats on the CBP Board of Directors.

     

“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
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