Employing Northern Virginia Through Entrepreneurship (ENOVATE) assists Workforce Invest Act (WIA) eligible adults and dislocated job seekers (ages 18 and up), particularly Veterans, start their own business in Northern Virginia. Equivalent programs exist in both Richmond and Hampton Roads, and are funded by the U.S. Department of Labor grant, Virginia Employment Through Entrepreneurship Consortium (VETEC).
The Center for Business Planning and Development
The Center for Business Planning and Development in Annandale is a partnership among the Northern Virginia Workforce Development Board, Business Development Assistance Group, and Fairfax County Department of Family Services. The mission of the center is to provide resources and technical assistance to emerging entrepreneurs and existing businesses throughout Northern Virginia.
The center offers a conference room and a computer lab with five high-speed computers, all of which are available for use at no charge. The center also offers extensive labor market information, business print publications, reference materials and other resources in a variety of languages. Workshops are conducted in a wide range of topics, including: How to Start a Business; Writing a Business Plan; Introduction to Entrepreneurship; and Cash Flow Analysis and Financial Planning. One-on-one counseling services to assist prospective entrepreneurs in identifying the steps that are needed to start a business are also available, and provide technical assistance in essential operational and legal procedures.
Please contact us for information on available resources, programs and services, or to schedule an appointment with one of our counselors.
CBPD Staff Contacts
Toa Do, President
Center for Business Planning and Development