Tysons-based global IT company CEO Emmit McHenry to appear on Fairfax County EDA entrepreneurship workshop

Fairfax County, Virginia – Aspiring entrepreneurs can get start-up tips from Emmit McHenry, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Tysons-based Cycurion, during Fairfax County Economic Development Authority’s next Entrepreneurship 101 virtual workshop on Tuesday, July 13. 

Held every other month, Entrepreneurship 101, or “E-101,” is a virtual workshop that features a panel of small business experts on how to start a business. The expert presenters will be Cindy Butler, Women’s Business Center of Northern Virginia, Community Business Partnership; Meagan Kiefer, Fairfax County Department of Economic Initiatives; Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; and Nirav “Nick” Rajpara, U.S. Small Business Administration – Washington, D.C., District Office. 

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. This session’s guest speaker is McHenry, who founded several companies prior to Cycurion, including Archura, NetCom Solutions International and Network Solutions. He is also a former member of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority Commission. 

“The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority thanks Emmit McHenry for agreeing to be featured in our next ‘E101’ workshop on how to start a business in Fairfax County,” said Victor Hoskins, president and CEO of the FCEDA. “Mr. McHenry is an entrepreneurial luminary in Northern Virginia who will provide start-up tips for business success garnered from his many years of experience launching a string of successful information technology firms.” 

To register for the July 13 E101 workshop, please click here. 

Presented by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (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 webinar provides an overview of business start-up fundamentals. 

All participants who attend the entire webinar will receive a virtual “notebook” of business resource information. Networking opportunities will be provided during the event. 

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 Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter 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.