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Build It with #FairfaxEDA

May 8 @ 7:30am - 1:00pm

Free
Celebrate National Small Business Week by attending a half-day workshop dedicated to growing your small business in Fairfax County.
Every year, since 1963, the US Small Business Administration (SBA) takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from across the nation through National Small Business Week.
Join the FCEDA and SBA Washington Metropolitan Area District Office, District Director, Antonio Doss, who will kick off the celebration with opening remarks. In addition, hear from local small business experts who will discuss various subjects at the half-day event dedicated to building and growing your small business in Fairfax County. International award-winning, financial planning expert, Ric Edelman, will deliver the keynote address.
Highlights of the celebration include the following:
  • How to start a business in Fairfax County
  • The local Entrepreneur ecosystem and resources for growing your company
  • Best practices for Branding and Marketing your business
  • Financial Management Strategies
  • Human Resource Best Practices
  • Technology Solutions for your small business

    Agenda

    7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
    Registration & Networking Breakfast
    8:00 AM – 8:10 AM
    Welcome Remarks
    Karen Smaw, Director, Business Diversity, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
    8:10 AM – 8:25 AM
    Opening Remarks
    Antonio Doss, District Director, US Small Business Administration, Washington, DC, Area Metropolitan District Office
    8:25 AM – 8:35 AM
    The Value of Economic Development in Fairfax County
    Alan Fogg, Vice President, Communications and Research, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
    8:35 AM – 9:00 AM
    Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County
    Karen Smaw, Director, Business Diversity, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
    9:00 AM – 9:20 AM
    Market Intelligence
    Theresa Rhodes, Manager, Business Research, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
    9:20 AM – 9:40 AM
    Commercial Real Estate Options
    Stephen Tarditi, Commercial Real Estate Manager, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
    9:40 AM – 10:00 AM
    Zoning and Permitting
    Meaghan Kiefer, BizEx Partner, Office of the County Executive, Fairfax County Government
    10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Keynote Address
    Ric Edelman, CEO, and Co-Founder, Edelman Financial Engines
    10:30 AM – 10:40 AM
    Networking Break
    10:40 AM – 11:05 AM
    Small Business Financing & Financial Management Strategies
    Karlene Sinclair Robinson, Assistant Director, Business Finance Center, Community Business Partnership
    11:05 AM – 11:30 AM
    Marketing and Branding Your Business
    Jen Dalton, CEO, Brand Mirror
    11:30 AM – 11:55 PM
    Technology Best Practices for Startups
    Rosemarie Savino, COO, Gravatate
    11:55 AM – 12:20 PM
    Human Resource Management
    Best Practices for Small Businesses
    Talmar Anderson, CEO, Boss Actions
    12:20 PM – 12:30 PM
    Closing Remarks
    Karen Smaw, Director, Business Diversity, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
    12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
    Networking Luncheon

Click here to register for the event.

For more information, contact Karen Smaw at ksmaw@fceda.org.

Details

Date:
May 8
Time:
7:30am - 1:00pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/fairfax-county-economic-development-authority-15353531628

Venue

Cushman & Wakefield Conference Center
8300 Boone Boulevard, Suite 100
Tysons, VA 22182 United States
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