Resources for Businesses, Entrepreneurs and Nonprofits
The library provides FREE ACCESS to the wide range of information resources that will help you create or grow a successful business or nonprofit in Fairfax County. This guide will direct you to the information resources you can use to: Start and run a small business or a nonprofit organization Do company, industry or market research using e-resources provided by the library Find your next read that will help you get new ideas and know-how for your business. THIS GUIDE IS INTENDED FOR Everyone working in private sector, especially small and medium-size businesses Entrepreneurs or anyone thinking about starting or running a business or a nonprofit Nonprofit organizations
Build Back – Dream Forward: Strengthening Minority-Owned Businesses in Northern Virginia.
Northern Virginia is home to approximately 128,000 minority-owned businesses, over 40 percent of all establishments operating in the region. As all businesses work to rebuild after the recent pandemic, this community of business owners will face a number of unique challenges. What do they need, why do they need it, and how can we help them? A cross-sector collaboration of seven local organizations recently emerged to address these very questions, forming the Northern Virginia Minority-Owned Businesses Working Group. Their upcoming report offers key findings and concrete recommendations for an equitable recovery across our region.
Dominion Energy Share Grant
Dominion Energy is partnering with the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Foundation to temporarily expand its EnergyShare program to assist those small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Dominion Energy Virginia is pledging $500,000 to help provide energy bill relief for small businesses, nonprofits, and houses of worship in its Virginia service territory. The program funding will be covered by shareholders and will not impact customer rates. Qualified businesses may be eligible for one-time assistance with their Dominion Energy electric bill up to $1,000.
Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance
Members of NOVA EDA have compiled a list of COVID-19 resources from each jurisdiction. Visit our Resources for this and more.
Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.