Community Business Partnership

Community Business Partnership (CBP) is a non-profit organization that exists to help startups and small businesses get access to capital, development assistance, and other support necessary to grow successful companies. 

“We help start, grow, and finance small businesses.” - CBP Mission statement

George Mason University runs the Business Finance Center to enhance the success of small business owners by providing financial resources that help them contribute to the economic growth of the community. 

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“The CBP counselors and volunteers have been instrumental in helping me increase my knowledge and confidence in business ownership. Because of their guidance, I’ve been able to expand my practice and move into a larger facility with more employees.”

- Debbie Allen, President, Premier Pediatric Therapy Source


Financial assistance awards are made in the form of loans, grants, equity investments, deposits, and credit union shares, which CDFIs are required to match dollar-for-dollar with non-federal funds. CBP provides financing and shares knowledge though the Community Business Partnership family of business assistance providers.


CBP offers live and asynchronous virtual classes on a variety of topics including starting or growing a business, financial planning, managing risk, and more.


Community Business Partnership offers virtual one-on-one counseling sessions on specific business issues, all for no cost thanks to continued financial support from the US Small Business Administration. 


From conference and training rooms to a private office, CBP has rentable, amenity-full spaces for you and your business.