Be the Change Foundation Offers Business Training Courses for Women in Fauquier and Surrounding Counties

Photo by Anita Sherman: A graduation ceremony was held Dec. 4 at the PATH Foundation in Warrenton for the Be the Change Foundation series of business classes. Pictured (left to right): graduates Bernadette Tine, Christina Culley and Pamela Won.

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Be the Change Foundation offers a 12-week training class for women in Fauquier and surrounding counties who want to start home-based businesses or take their existing business to the next level. Learn about writing business plans, marketing, balancing the books, when to hire staff, how to get yourself organized, motivated and stay stress free. Taught by local professionals in their respective fields and augmented by personal stories shared from business owners, classes are held at Lord Fairfax Community College in Warrenton. The largest part of the program is based in helping to educate women on how to form a business and run it successfully. Cost of the 12-week series of classes is $250. Financial assistance available. Small business loans available to participants who successfully complete the program. Visit and click ‘Apply.’ Next class starts Feb. 19 and applications are due by Jan. 15, 2019. Questions? Contact founder Marianne Clyde at (540) 347-3797 or email

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