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 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 five centers of business assistance excellence:

  • a Women’s Business Center: our primary operation to assist entrepreneurs starting their business;
  • a Small Business Development Center: our organization that assists established businesses seeking growth;
  • a Business Finance Center: led by staff adept at offering non traditional business financing;
  • a Business Incubation Center: providing space, mailbox, and training room rentals for local businesses; and
  • a Veterans Business Outreach Center: expertise for veterans and spouses seeking to start and grow businesses

Our Clients

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

Our Veterans Business Outreach Center has a much larger coverage area including Northern Virginia, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.

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.

2019 activities include:

  • 317 Training Events with 3,444 Attendees
    994 Individual Counseling Sessions

Breakdown of those serviced:

  • 65% People of Color
    35% White
  • 67% Female
    33% Male
  • 51% Veterans, Active Duty, or Military Spouse
  • 15% 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
Community Business Partnership of Springfield, VA