Starting a Business in Fairfax County?

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When you are first starting a business, there are a number of tasks to complete. Follow the step-by-step guide to get you started launching, expanding or re-locating a business in Fairfax County.

**Services formerly known as BizEX have been incorporated into a new and improved web portal – Fairfax CORE** 

When you are first starting a business, there are a number of tasks to complete. Fairfax CORE (Connecting Opportunities and Resources for Entrepreneurs) can help you find the information and support you need to start and grow your business.

Fairfax CORE links a large network of primarily nonprofit service providers offering a wide variety of free business-support services. Business owners and prospective business owners can find and connect with resource partners who provide free assistance at every stage from conceptualization through business transfer.

Read the step-by-step guides for starting a business, growing a business, finding capital. Fairfax CORE also provides industry-specific guidance for selected business types. 

Find a webinar, seminar, networking or education event on our regional events calendar, which promotes free and very low-cost events hosted by more than 115 local entrepreneurship support organizations. 

Through Fairfax CORE, entrepreneurs at all stages can find business counseling, coaching and support, no matter your industry or need, all at no cost to you.  

Fairfax CORE is a collaborative effort to promote entrepreneurship resources within and proximate to Fairfax County. Content was created, and is managed by, the Fairfax County Department of Economic Initiatives, Small & Local Business Development Division.

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