Fairfax County Small Business Resource Listing Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) 8300 Boone Boulevard, Suite 450 Vienna, Virginia 22182 Phone: (703) 790-0600 Fax: (703) 893-1269 Web: www.fairfaxcountyeda.org Services: Assists businesses with start-up, relocation or expansion needs by providing current, comprehensive market and business information; suitable office and industrial real estate options; and liaison with county, state and federal regulatory agencies. In partnership with the Virginia Department of Business Assistance and the U.S. Small Business Administration, the FCEDA conducts monthly workshops for individuals interested in starting businesses in Fairfax County. The FCEDA also offers personal business counseling services by appointment through an arrangement with the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE). All FCEDA services are free and confidential. Fairfax Small Business Development Center of the Northern Virginia SBDC Network 4031 University Drive, Suite 200 Fairfax, Virginia 22030-3409 Phone: (703) 277-7700 Fax: (703) 277-7722 Web: www.sbdc.org Services: Small business development centers offer a range of assistance services, including free technical assistance, resource libraries, small business training courses, and assistance with locating financing for start-up or expansion. This SBDC specializes in Government Procurement and Technology, offering the PTAP program to assist small businesses with government contracting. Arlington Small Business Development Center of the Northern Virginia SBDC Network 3401 N. Fairfax Drive Arlington, Virginia 22201-4411 Phone: (703) 993-8129 Fax: (703) 993-8130 Web: www.gmu.edu/departments/ii/gmarlsbdc.html Services: Individual technical assistance, small business training courses, assistance with locating financing and resource information. This center specializes in international trade. The Community Business Partnership of the Northern Virginia SBDC Network 6911 Richmond Highway, Suite 209 Alexandria, Virginia 23219- Phone: (703) 768-1440 Fax: (703) 768-0594 Web: www.cbponline.org Services: Individual technical assistance, small business training, a resource library, assistance with locating financing. This center also hosts a microloan program for qualifying individuals as well as a women’s business center located in Arlington. Women’s Business Center of Northern Virginia 6521 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 204 Falls Church, Virginia 22042 Phone: (703) 534-6220 Fax: (703) 534-6223 Web: www.wbcnova.org Services: The WBC offers targeted technical assistance and training similar to the SBDC network, with free individual counseling, assistance with locating financing and targeted training courses on a range of small business issues. Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. 1038 South Highland Street Arlington, Virginia 22204 Phone: (703) 685-0510 Fax: (703) 685-4200 Web: www.ecdcinternational.org Services: ECDC offers a diverse range of assistance services to the community, including programs targeting small business start-up, training and micro-loans up to $35,000.00. Program participants have access to free individual technical assistance and targeted financing for new and emerging businesses. The Business Development Assistance Group 3401 N. Fairfax Drive Arlington, Virginia 22201 Phone: (703) 993-8127 Email (no website): email@example.com Services: Provides small business technical assistance and training, particularly to low-income and disadvantaged individuals. Fosters self-employment as a path to self-sufficiency. Northern Virginia Community College 4001 Wakefield Chapel Road Annandale, Virginia 22003 Phone: (703) 323-3000 Fax: (703) 323-3767 Web: www.nvcc.edu Services: The community college network offers training programs for small business management, and specific training in the planning of a new, or expansion of an existing business. Identical business plan training is taught through the Virginia Small Business Development Center Network. United States Small Business Administration Washington District Office 1110 Vermont Avenue, NW, 9th Floor Washington, D.C. Phone: (202) 606-4000 Web: www.sba.gov Services: The U.S. Small Business Administration provides valuable resource and educational information across a range of small business issues. It also offers small business financing assistance through its 7(a) Loan Guarantee Program and other targeted programs with commercial lenders. It also helps to fund various local service delivery programs, such as the SBDC network and other governmental and non-profit initiatives, such as micro-loan programs. Virginia Department of Business Assistance - The VA Small Business Development Center Network /The VA Small Business Finance Authority 707 E. Main Street, Suite 300(street address) Richmond, Virginia 23219 P.O. Box 446 (mailing address) Richmond, Virginia 23218-0446 Phone: (804) 371-8200 Main Switchboard Fax: (804) 225-3384 Small Business/Finance Authority Web: www.dba.state.va.us Services: Assistance to small businesses, including technical assistance services through the Virginia SBDC Network and targeted financing programs through the Virginia Small Business Finance Authority. The agency serves as the main point of contact between the business community and state government. The Virginia Asset Financing Corporation (VAFC) 108 Powers Court, Suite 150 Sterling, Virginia 20166 Phone: (703) 421-0504 Fax: (703) 421-0707 Web: None Services: The VAFC is a private, non-profit Community Development Corporation (CDC) specializing in the SBA 504 Loan Program. VAFC assists with financing long-term, fixed assets with a 10 year minimum life, including land, buildings, new construction and equipment. Typically, the business contributes 10% of project costs, the bank 50%, and the VAFC 40% backed by SBA guarantee. Chambers of Commerce Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce 6434 Brandon Avenue, Suite 3A Phone: (703) 866-3500 Fax: (703) 866-3501 Web: www.springfieldchamber.org Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce 8230 Old Courthouse Road, Suite 350 Vienna, Virginia 22182 Phone: (703) 749-0400 Fax: (703) 749-9075 Web: www.fccc.org Services: Chambers of Commerce provide small business support, marketing and educational services to foster business growth, development and the strengthening of communities. They provide a collective voice for business interests and serve as liaison to elected and administrative officials.