Women

Women’s Business Center at Community Business Partnership is part of a national network of over 100 educational centers throughout the United States which are designed to empower women to achieve small business success and share that success with others.

Business Training & Counseling

The Women’s Business Center (WBC) offers free and low-cost workshops, training programs, and free one-on-one technical assistance counseling to women, minorities and socially disadvantaged clients.

The WBC also free one-on-one coaching meets the individual needs of each business owner.

A Record of Success!

In one year, The Women’s Business Center

  • Trained and Coached  1,400 Clients
  • Who Started 11 Businesses
  • And Supported 491 Jobs
  • With Annual Revenues of Over $42,931,000

WBC Leadership

The WBC is led by Cindy Butler.  Prior to joining CBP, Cindy was the Director of the Washington Women’s Business Center in Seattle, WA. In this capacity, she trained thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs and counseled over 600 clients, assisting many in opening businesses ranging from art to a French bakery to scooter rentals.  She has served as Executive Director of two nonprofit organizations, and co-founded one of these organizations to work with women business owners in villages in Ghana and Kenya.

More on Cindy Butler here.

 

Women Activities

First Fridays!

First Fridays!

Network, learn, and most of all, have fun!  A program of the Women’s Business Center at Community Business Partnership, First Fridays are a great time to education yourself on the latest business trends and learn from solid experts.  Network, learn, and most of all, have fun!  A program of the Women’s Business Center at Community Business Partnership, First Fridays are a great time to education yourself on the latest business trends and learn from solid experts.Network, learn, and most of all, have fun!  A program of the Women’s Business Center at Community Business Partnership, First Fridays are a great time to education yourself on the latest business trends and learn from solid experts.

Women’s Business Center Sponsors

The Women’s Business Center at Community Business Partnership is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  It receives additional support from the Fairfax County Office for Women and the Supervisors of Fairfax County.

     

Women’s Business Center Supporters

The Women’s Business Center at Community Business Partnership is proud to have the support of invaluable and effective allies that help us meet our mission.

      


Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if request at least two weeks in advance.  For assistance, please call us at (703) 768-1440 or by email at cindy@cbponline.org

The Community Business Partnership is an equal opportunity service provider, lender, and employer.

“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