Fairfax County EDA’s popular “Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business” workshops resume September 10

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority’s (FCEDA) popular “Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County” seminars continue in the fall after a summer hiatus. The remaining 2013 dates are September 10, October 1 and November 5. In 2014, workshops are scheduled for January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, September 9, October 7 and November 4.

The sessions provide an overview of start-up basics including county licenses and permits, Virginia workforce and training programs and federal financing and certification resources. More than 3,000 have attended the sessions since 2003. The FCEDA conducts the workshops in partnership with the Virginia Department of Business Assistance and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The workshops are held on the first Tuesday of each month at FCEDA headquarters, 8300 Boone Boulevard, Suite 450, in Tysons Corner. Sessions begin at 7:30 a.m. with registration and networking. Sessions are free but pre-registration is required. Click here to learn more and register for an upcoming session.

“Small businesses make up more than 90 percent of the Fairfax County economy. These workshops help prepare people to create a new business or take an existing business to the next level,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the FCEDA. “This is an important series – our future economic vitality will depend on the growth of these small businesses.”

Time magazine called Fairfax County “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Business growth and innovation helps Fairfax County fund the nation’s top-rated school system and other public services that contribute to the quality of life of residents. Fairfax County offers businesses a state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure, access to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport, a vibrant investment capital community and a highly skilled, well-educated workforce.

The award-winning Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains marketing offices in seven important global business centers: BangaloreMunichLondonLos AngelesSeoul and Tel Aviv.