Founders of Rowan Tree to Headline May 3 Virtual Entrepreneurship Workshop

Fairfax County, Virginia – To kick off National Small Business Week, aspiring entrepreneurs will get tips and hear from experts on how to start a business in Fairfax County during the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority’s next Entrepreneurship 101 virtual workshop on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, from 10-11:15 a.m. (EST). Participants will 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.

  • Click here to register for the May 3 virtual workshop. This event is free and all participants will receive a virtual “notebook” of business resource information. There will be networking opportunities  during the event.

Held every other month, Entrepreneurship 101, or “E-101,” is a virtual workshop that features a panel of small business experts and an “Entrepreneur Spotlight”. The May 3 panel of experts include:

  • Cindy Butler, Women’s Business Center of Northern Virginia, Community Business Partnership.
  • April Kellum, Fairfax County Department of Economic Initiatives.
  • Chris Ley, Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity.
  • Nirav “Nick” Rajpara, U.S. Small Business Administration-Washington, D.C., District Office.

The “Entrepreneur Spotlight” features guest speakers who will discuss their entrepreneurial journey and share tips for business success. This session’s speakers Amy Dagliano and Kate Janich will talk about why and how they founded Rowan Tree, a Herndon co-working space primarily for women entrepreneurs; how the business has grown; why it’s unique; and how they pivoted during COVID-19 — and more.

About Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as one of the world’s best locations for business and talent. 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. The FCEDA created the Work in Northern Virginia talent initiative to build the workforce that businesses need to thrive here. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains business investment offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore/Mumbai, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow the FCEDA on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. Follow Work in Northern Virginia on Instagram and LinkedIn

 The FCEDA is a member of the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance, which promotes and markets Northern Virginia outside the region and conducts activities and events to build the regional business community. Other members of NOVA EDA are the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, Arlington County, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church, Fauquier County, Loudoun County, City of Manassas, City of Manassas Park and the Prince William County Department of Economic Development.