Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County Workshop

Start in a place that taps into the power of Washington. A place that attracts people who want to change everything. A place where companies want to grow, and where people want to thrive.

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority hosts Entrepreneurship 101, or “E-101,” a bi-monthly workshop that features a panel of small business experts on how to start a business. Presented by the FCEDA, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD), the Community Business Partnership (CBP) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the workshop provides an overview of business start-up fundamentals. Participants receive step-by-step information that covers registering a business, permitting requirements, business feasibility and business plan basics, business certifications, financing options and government resources.

In addition, the workshop features an “Entrepreneur Spotlight,” with a guest speaker who will discuss their entrepreneurial journey and share valuable tips for business success. All participants who attend the entire webinar will receive a virtual “notebook” of business resource information. Networking opportunities are provided during the event.

Starting a business in Fairfax County? Let us help. 

Karen Smaw

Karen Smaw

Director, Diversity Business Investment and Entrepreneurship


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