Community Business Partnership (CBP)
CBP is a public-private partnership providing education and support services to small businesses. Programs organized by CBP include the Women's Business Center of Northern Virginia, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Business Finance Center, the Business Incubation Center and the Veterans Business Outreach Center.
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA)
The FCEDA helps businesses start, expand or relocate in Fairfax County. Its website includes the publication Small Business Start-up Guide: Six Steps to Starting a Business in Fairfax County and Where to Turn for Help. FCEDA also offers business counseling at their office in Tysons Corner, Virginia through an arrangement with SCORE.
Mason Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The Mason SBDC provides free counseling services for future and current business owners. The center is affiliated with George Mason University (GMU) and sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Virginia Small Business Development Center.
The Service Corps of Retired Executives, a resource partner with the Small Business Administration, provides counseling and mentoring services dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses.
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Provides information on starting, financing, managing and expanding a small business. Includes an overview of laws and regulations governing small businesses, and provides links to local SBA offices.
U.S. Census Bureau — Small Business
Small businesses and entrepreneurs need data to make informed decisions about opening or growing a business. Here you will find detailed statistics about competitors, suppliers, customers and markets that are essential to help small businesses succeed and grow.
Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR)
DPOR issues state credentials — licenses, certificates or registrations — to those qualified to practice in regulated professions.
Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity
The agency for state certification of small, minority- and women-owned businesses.
Virginia Employment Commission — Employers
This website includes online publications and forms, information on issues such as insurance and taxes, and links to relevant documents and agencies.
Virginia Small Business Development Centers (SBCDs)
An organization of 29 local SBDCs across Virginia providing professional business counseling, training and information resources to help grow and strengthen Virginia businesses.
Virginia State Corporation Commission
The State Corporation Commission is a state agency with regulatory authority over many business and economic interests in Virginia. Their website provides information and resources for new and existing businesses.
Virginia.gov — Business
Information and resources on starting, running or relocating a business to Virginia.
See also codes, statutes and regulations.
Licenses and Permits
Information for new businesses on the licenses and permits required to do business in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Registering a Business in Virginia
Information on obtaining a Virginia tax account number from the Virginia Department of Taxation.
Virginia Business One Stop
Access to information on license, permit and registration requirements for business start-ups. Maintained by the Virginia Department of Business Assistance.
elaws — Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses
Information on federal employment laws and regulations. Provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center
The IRS provides tax information for both new and established businesses.
Small Business Law
FindLaw provides information about the legal aspects of running a small business.
eVA - Virginia's eProcurement Portal
Learn about selling to the commonwealth and locate current Virginia business opportunities on this site developed by the Virginia Department of General Services.
Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Program
A statewide program to help businesses do business with the federal, state and local governments. This nonprofit program is cosponsored by George Mason University and the Defense Logistics Agency.
Contract Opportunities (Formerly Federal Business Opportunities)
Organizations within the federal government publish notices on proposed contract actions valued at more than $25,000. Anyone interested in doing business with the government can search Contract Opportunities to research active opportunities. Alternatively, from beta.SAM.gov, in the search box labeled "All Award Data," choose "Contract Opportunities" to begin your search.
The U.S. Small Business Administration outlines the steps necessary to do business with the federal government.