Best Small Business Resources in the Ashburn-Arlington Area

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Starting a business is a life-changing experience. Virginia has dozens of great resources to help entrepreneurs get started. Our team researched and vetted organizations in the Ashburn-Arlington area and compiled our list of recommended resources in this article.

You can also read our guide to starting a business in Virginia.

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Community Business Partnership

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Coworking

Offers Free Service

Description

This organization offers seminars, office space, workshops, and business classes. They hold regular networking events, some of which are geared towards particular populations, such as women or veteran business owners.

Restrictions

Must attend a free orientation prior to taking classes. 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

6564 Loisdale Court, Suite 600
Springfield, VA 22150
703-768-1440
Info@cbponline.org

HOURS OF OPERATION:

MON - FRI: 9 am - 5 pm


1776 Crystal City

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Coworking

Description

1776 offers both coworking and incubation services to entrepreneurs intending to start a business in a highly regulated industry such as education, healthcare, or transportation. You can rent office space (with basic office amenities and perks like weekday lunches) and/or attend their events which focus on providing information and resources to new entrepreneurs.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

2231 Crystal Dr., #1000
Arlington, VA 22202
267-765-2070
info@1776.vc

HOURS OF OPERATION:

MON - FRI: 9 am - 6 pm


Ashburn-Arlington SCORE

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Networking

Offers Free Service

Description

SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) is a leading, nation-wide organization that has assisted millions of entrepreneurs over its 50+ years of operation. SCORE is a resource partner of the SBA that offers access to a network of experienced business leaders who donate time to mentor entrepreneurs and small business owners. They also host free or inexpensive workshops online and at 300 local chapters around the United States. Mentoring can be conducted either in person or remotely and is always free and confidential, no matter how often you take advantage of this service.


Eastern Foundry

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Business Planning
  • Coworking
  • Networking

Description

In additional to traditional coworking benefits, Eastern Foundry gives its members the opportunity to connect with a mentor who is a successful entrepreneur. They also offer classes and other networking events.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 400
Arlington, VA 22202
703-682-6800
info@eastern-foundry.com

HOURS OF OPERATION:

MON - FRI: 8 am - 5 pm


Women's Business Center of Northern Virginia

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Networking

Description

Women's Business Centers are nationwide programs established by the SBA to assist women in starting small businesses. Some of these centers are combined with other local organizations and use that relationship to offer even more services. Each Women's Business Center has counselors who can provide mentorship and assistance with business planning. Women’s Business Centers also provide a network of other businesses, and some have loan programs available

Restrictions

The Women's Business Centers are, as the name implies, meant for women primarily.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

6564 Loisdale Court, Suite 600
Springfield, VA 22150
703-768-1440
info@cbponline.org