Free legal and financial-assistance services get spotlight in Oct. 29 webinar

Do you need legal or finance assistance for your business? Has your business been impacted by COVID-19? Do you need help renegotiating the terms of your lease? Are you interested in revamping your marketing strategy? How about if all of these services were available free of charge?

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) is presenting a “Covid-19 Pro Bono Collaborative Informational Webinar” on Oct. 29, 2020, at 10 AM to 11 AM, ET. The event will be held in partnership with Start Small Think Big (SSTB), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing entrepreneurs with the tools they need to grow their businesses, and the Fairfax Law Foundation and its Pro Bono Law Center to spotlight valuable free services provided by professional services firms in Northern Virginia.

Consisting of a network of trusted top-tier law firms, corporations and other legal service providers, the COVID-19 Pro Bono Collaborative provides a highly coordinated, emergency response to help small businesses and nonprofit organizations survive the economic impact of COVID-19. This collaborative is providing remote legal and financial clinics and one-on-one sessions on the COVID-19 stimulus package and similar programs as well as COVID-19 related legal issues.

Webinar speakers will include: Victor Hoskins, president and CEO of the FCEDA; Karen Smaw, director of Diversity Business Investment and Entrepreneurship of the FCEDA; Arlene Beckerman, director of Pro Bono Activities, Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center; Rebecca Engle, COO, Start Small Think Big; and Elizabeth Rogers, Public Interest Legal Fellow, Start Small Think Big.

“The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority is delighted to present this webinar to provide information on how to obtain free legal assistance for small businesses that have been harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said FCEDA President and CEO Victor Hoskins. “We thank Start Small Think Big and the Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center for bringing this program to Northern Virginia to help business owners navigate the economic challenges that most businesses are experiencing during this unprecedented time.”

For more information and to register for the webinar, please click here.

The 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, 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 FacebookInstagramLinkedInTwitter and YouTube.

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.

October 22, 2020

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