Organizations and Educational Institutions that Support Entrepreneurs


Business Alliance of George Mason University
George Mason University
MSN 1D7
Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444
Phone:  703-993-4765
Fax:  703-993-4760
E-mail
Sponsors educational and investment forums, networking events and educational activities for promoting business success. This is a non-profit membership organization.

Community Business Partnership (CBP)
7001 Loisdale Road, Suite C
Springfield, Virginia 22150-1904
Phone:  703-768-1440
Fax:  703-768-0547
E-mail

CBP’s Programs Include:

  • Business Finance Center
    Assists existing and potential small business owners with understanding and managing the financial aspects of their business and provides funding to small businesses.
  • Business Incubation Center
    Provides business support resources and services.
  • Financial Education Center for Women Entrepreneurs
    Serves to inform, educate, mentor and empower women business owners in the effective management of their money.
  • Small Business Development Center
    Provides professional business counseling, training, and information resources to help grow and strengthen small and middle size businesses.
  • Women’s Business Center of Northern Virginia
    Helps any woman in the Northern Virginia area who is interested in starting or expanding her small business.

Entrepreneurship Career Studies Certificate Program
A partnership between Northern Virginia Community College and the ECDC Economic Development Group providing a 26-credit program – with a specialized component for working adults – designed to help people begin and grow small businesses by providing instruction in entrepreneurial culture, strategy, operations, financial management, marketing and leadership. To apply, or for more information, contact:
Northern Virginia Community College
703-323-3000

Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
8300 Boone Boulevard, Suite 450
Vienna, Virginia 22182-2633
Phone:  703-790-0600
Fax:  703-893-1269
Provides resources and services for starting, expanding or relocating a business.

IRS Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center
Links to major business subjects and to small business events in each state.

Mason Enterprise Center at George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
     4031 University Drive, Suite 200
     Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444
     703-277-7700
Prince William Campus
     10900 University Blvd.
     Suite 147 Bull Run Hall
     Manassas, Virginia 20110-2203
     703-993-9415
E-mail
Provides a broad array of activities that include business counseling, seminars, publications, sponsored research programs, and information services to help owners expand and improve their business.

SRA International - Grants Web
1901 North Moore Street, Suite 1004
Arlington, Virginia 22209-1706
Phone:  703-741-0140
Fax:  703-741-0142
E-mail
Links to government funding and resources, general research administrator resources, private funding information, policy information and regulations, and the SRA International Foundation List. 

Virginia.gov Business
A listing of links to numerous topics to consider before starting a business in Virginia.

Virginia Department of Business Assistance
1220 Bank Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219-3645
1-866-248-8814
E-mail
The Virginia Department of Business Assistance is the Commonwealth's economic development agency for entrepreneurs, existing businesses, financing programs, and workforce incentives, providing services and resources to help Virginia businesses.

Virginia Small Business Development Center
A network of 29 local centers across Virginia, providing professional business counseling, training and information resources to help grow and strengthen Virginia businesses.
Locations and contact information.

Resources for Starting a Nonprofit Organization
Grants Research and Training Center


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