Four Phases of Business

The Fairfax County Supply Diversity is designed to help you easily find information needed to help grow your business. The needs of a business differ depending upon the size and maturity of the business. Therefore, we have organized this information into the four stages of a business - Start-up, Growth, Expansion and Mature.

La Oficina de Desarrollo de Empresas Pequeñas del Condado de Fairfax ha reformado este sitio para ayudarle a encontrar la información que usted necesita más fácilmente. Las necesidades de un negocio cambian dependiendo del tamaño y la madurez del negocio. Por eso, hemos organizado la información que presentamos en este sitio según la fase de evolución en que esté su negocio: Principio, Desarrollo, Expansión, y Madurez.

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All businesses have a life cycle. They start with an idea of providing a service or a product. When an entrepreneur writes the idea on paper, the idea begins to take form and shape. However, it only blossoms into reality when the entrepreneur takes a risk, i.e., invests money, gets a loan, quits his job, etc. At that point, the business is born. And just like a living being, it goes through different stages. We have grouped the various stages of a business life cycle into four major phases: Start-Up, Growth, Expansion, and Mature

Fairfax County wants your business to succeed and grow. Whether you are starting a new business or have an existing business that is new to Fairfax County, the purpose of this site is to help you find the information you need in the appropriate stage of your business life cycle.

You may already know what stage your business is in. If so, just click on the icon to take you directly to the information you are seeking.

If you are not sure, you can go to the self-assessment or look through all the stages to see what you may have missed.



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