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.”