After this 12 week journey with Be The Change Foundation, I can begin to understand what it means to me to start and develop my business. I believe there is always two parts to everything I do: the mechanical/logical part and the emotional journey (the brain and the heart). Both parts provide me with the best decision making tools and I am very happy they led me here. 

- Pam, Fall 2018

Now accepting applications for our Spring 2021 class!

Classes begin Tuesday March 2nd and finish on Tuesday May 18th, 2021.

Be the Change Foundation is excited to offer our next 12 week training class for women in Fauquier and surrounding counties in Virginia who want to start a business or move to the next level in an existing business. We educate women on how to form a business and run it successfully. 

The value of this 12 week class is $750, but your investment is only $250.

We will assist our participants to use available resources in the community to help them be successful in their endeavors, so they can inspire and support others to grow as well, and truly Be the Change.


Be the Change is also involved in other activities that support and enable families to raise their standard of living, thus strengthening the community and local economy.

Interested? Download the application, fill it out and mail it back to us at 332 W. Lee Highway #242, Warrenton VA 20186 or email it to


Applications for the Spring program are due no later than February 15, 2021. Download your application here:

PDF Application:

Our Classes and Instructors

Classes will be held at Lord Fairfax Community College from 6-8 pm on Tuesday evenings beginning March 2, 2021.  We will honor all social distancing requirements as set forth by LFCC. In the case of inclement weather, we will follow LFCC policy as well.


Thank you to Lord Fairfax Community College for generously donating classroom space for our class!

The following is a sample schedule:

Mar 2

Finding Your Why

Michelle Coe, BlueSkyPhoenix

Mar 9

Putting Your Plan on Paper

Lisa Burnside, Wealth Management, BB&T Bank

Mar 16

Organizing the Chaos: Using Systems that Work

Kim Jenkins, Genesis Home Improvement

Mar 23

**it Happens: Managing Risk

Will Ashwell, Jack Mallam

Mar 30

Controlling Stress

Marianne Clyde, Business Your Way Coach/Consultant

Apr 6

Keeping Your Books

Marsha Stumpo

Apr 13

Making Things Happen: How to Market Your Business

Kathy Godfrey, Appleton Campbell

Apr 20

Understanding a Balance Statement and Cash Flow

Ray Knott, Union Bank & Trust

Apr 27

What's Next? Putting it All Together

Christine Kriz, Lord Fairfax Small Business Development Center

May 4

Social Media for your Business

Stephanie Kennedy, SocialSteph

May 11

Building Your Team

Janelle Downes, Director of Human Resources, Fauquier County

May 18

Networking Like a Rock Star

Amelia Stansell, UVA Credit Union

May 25



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Find us: 

332 W. Lee Highway #242, Warrenton VA 20186

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