Below is a list of resources that support small businesses and entrepreneurs in our region.

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Fairfax County BizEx (Business Experience)

When businesses in Fairfax County are ready to start or expand, they can rely on Fairfax County BizEx as their trusted partner. With their expert advice and seamless navigation, BizEx ensures a smooth and hassle-free process for obtaining all necessary county licenses, permits, reviews, and inspections. From the moment you consider signing a lease, BizEx is by your side, providing invaluable assistance and support at every step of the way. Rest assured, with Fairfax County BizEx as your guide, you can confidently embark on your business journey.

Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA)

Contact the FCEDA to find out what opportunities the Bailey’s Crossroads / Seven Corners corridor holds for your business development whether you are a start-up, a nonprofit, or a Fortune 500 company. We work to expand the commercial tax base to help fund public services such as the county school system, police and fire departments, health and human services, and more. Our FCEDA team is funded by the Fairfax County Government and supported by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, which appoints our FCEDA Commission. Our team would be happy to discuss opportunities with you, at no cost.

The Virginia Small Business Development Center

Get one-on-one sessions with certified business analysts to address your specific concerns, or join small-group training sessions for detailed presentations on crucial management topics.

Community Business Partnership

Created in 1995, Community Business Partnership, CBP is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization working in collaboration with a number of local, regional, and national organizations to promote small business growth in our communities.

Business One Stop, State of Virginia

Virginia takes its businesses very seriously and time is money. We’ve created this site to live up to its name and be a quick One-Stop source for information related to business in Virginia. Part of our goal is to fairly and efficiently connect private businesses to the resources they need as quickly as possible and to be the best point-of-contact for changes affecting business in Virginia.

Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP)

The Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) was authorized by Congress in 1985 and provides matching funds through state and local government and non-profit organizations to establish Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) regionally dedicated to free and low-cost assistance to businesses who want to participate in the government procurement process, whether federal, state, or local. Having locally run PTACs allows for flexibility and customization of each program to the needs of area businesses.

The George Mason University Enterprise Center

The Mason Enterprise Center offers a unique combination of programs, services, and resources for entrepreneurs of all experience levels – aspiring, start-up, and established. Though we have vast capabilities in all facets of business, we are particularly focused on the areas of small business services, incubation and acceleration, government contracting, international business, entrepreneurship, technology ventures, and telework initiatives.