Mason Enterprise Center - Leesburg/Loudoun

Mason Enterprise Center - Leesburg/Loudoun Small business & entrepreneur development center and incubator serving Loudoun County, VA, with no-cost, unbias advising & education programs, and flexible work space.
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Part of GMU's economic development efforts we help grow businesses to the next level. A small business incubator and development center in downtown Leesburg, VA fostering the growth of companies through affordable, professional office and meeting space, shared services, expert training & mentoring, and connections to other entrepreneurs & the community. As part of George Mason University, we work with the Town of Leesburg, Loudoun County Economic Development and the Loudoun SBDC to help grow your business!

Operating as usual

The Loudoun SBDC and MEC Loudoun will be closed from Monday, December 21, 2020 through Friday, January 1, 2021 in conjun...
12/18/2020

The Loudoun SBDC and MEC Loudoun will be closed from Monday, December 21, 2020 through Friday, January 1, 2021 in conjunction with George Mason University's winter break and to celebrate the holidays. We will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2021.

Wishing a healthy and happy holiday season to all our clients and partners. We look forward to continuing to work with you in 2021, and wish you a prosperous new year!

A new Minority Owned Small Business Grant Program has been announced by the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Norther...
12/17/2020
Now Launching: Minority Owned Small Business Grant Program - Community Foundation

A new Minority Owned Small Business Grant Program has been announced by the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier counties with funding from Google and Kaiser Permanente. The program will grant $75,000 to minority-owned small businesses in Loudoun County. Applications are due Tuesday January 19 and there is a pre-application workshop scheduled for January 5th. Learn more: https://communityfoundationlf.org/now-launching-minority-owned-small-business-grant-program/.

Please also reach out to us at the Loudoun SBDC for additional assistance by contacting us: https://loudounsbdc.com/get-started/.

The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties announces today the newly created Minority Owned Small Business Grant Program. The program has been launched by Google and added to by Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States. Google gifted $50,000 to the Community Foundation w...

Our final 1 Million Cups of 2020 meets, tomorrow, Wednesday at 9 a.m. Grab your coffee and meet us on Zoom to hear from ...
12/15/2020
1 Million Cups | Mason Enterprise Center Leesburg

Our final 1 Million Cups of 2020 meets, tomorrow, Wednesday at 9 a.m. Grab your coffee and meet us on Zoom to hear from another local entrepreneur, and make valuable business connections. https://masonenterprisecenterloudoun.com/events/1-million-cups-4-2020-12-16/

1 Million Cups Posted on December 16, 2020 by MEC Admin Map Unavailable Date/Time Date(s) - 12/16/20209:00 am - 10:00 am Location Categories New Businesses Details The 1 Million Cups-Loudoun is taking to Zoom to virtually re-launch this program that has helped over 200 founders identify new opportun...

As of December 9, 2020, all available funds for the Rebuild VA grant have been exhausted. The program is no longer able ...
12/14/2020
Get Started | Loudoun SBDC

As of December 9, 2020, all available funds for the Rebuild VA grant have been exhausted. The program is no longer able to
accept or process any additional applications. To learn more, please visit: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/rebuildva/. Reach out to a Loudoun SBDC coach with any questions by visiting: https://loudounsbdc.com/get-started/

Business Resources for Growth Support to adapt, scale and grow your business Start HereJoin Our List Starting a business comes with many challenges, but the challenges don’t end when the company is launched. Adapting to changing market conditions, managing business growth, and sustaining and build...

Virginia is implementing a modified stay-at-home order as part of the new coronavirus restrictions announced by Gov. Ral...
12/10/2020
Governor Northam Announces New Mitigation Measures to Slow COVID-19 Spread

Virginia is implementing a modified stay-at-home order as part of the new coronavirus restrictions announced by Gov. Ralph Northam in a press conference today.

The stay-at-home order will be from midnight to 5 a.m. everyday starting at 12:01 a.m. Monday. That will exclude those going to work and other essential travel. Virginia’s limit on gatherings will go down to 10 from 25.

Read more: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/december/headline-886185-en.html

Governor Ralph Northam, 73rd Governor of Virginia

Introducing....covid-sb.org. This easy-to-navigate web site provides small business owners access to vital resources, in...
12/09/2020
Federal Resources for Small Businesses

Introducing....covid-sb.org. This easy-to-navigate web site provides small business owners access to vital resources, including expert business advisors, to help cope with the challenges of the pandemic. Created by America’s SBDC and Association of Women’s Business Centers and funded by the CARES Act and the Small Business Administration, covid-sb.org consolidates the most reliable federal resources for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and eliminates the need to sift through multiple websites to find the information they need.
https://covid-sb.org/

View relevant federal agency resources, access the latest news, and search for a Small Business Advisor near you.

12/07/2020
Virginia Small Business Development Center

Don't forget to join us tomorrow at 12:30 PM EST – 12:45 PM EST for the next cybersecurity livesteams, hosted by the VA SBDC right on Facebook Live! Go to: Virginia Small Business Development Center at 12:30 p.m. to hear from Tom Stamulis, owner and director of True North Group in Winchester, who specializes in helping businesses with cybersecurity and will be leading our cybersecurity livestreams.

If you have any questions about cyber security that you would like for Tom to address, please email us at [email protected]. Please put "Cyber Security Questions" in the subject line.

The Virginia SBDC Network is the largest provider of counseling, training and business resources for small businesses in the Commonwealth. Our mission is to grow Virginia's economy through small business success.

Planning on doing some holiday shopping this weekend? Do your part- shop local! Loudoun County retailers have something ...
12/04/2020

Planning on doing some holiday shopping this weekend? Do your part- shop local! Loudoun County retailers have something for everyone!

Did you know that the Loudoun SBDC has a staff of coaches and advisors with resumes that boast experience in many differ...
12/03/2020
Get Started | Loudoun SBDC

Did you know that the Loudoun SBDC has a staff of coaches and advisors with resumes that boast experience in many different areas of expertise? While each has been trained to provide general business counseling and support, they also area available to offer insight and resources in their particular focus area. Our coaches skill-sets include:
a 17-year financial and funding strategist;
a strategic and tactical marketing guru, with a broad range of experience- from branding to product management;
24-year veteran of public accounting in the area of tax compliance and planning.
a former CEO, with a track record of accelerating P&L performance;
business development and sales leaders with proven track records in driving revenue.
In addition, several of our advisors are multi-lingual to support additional client needs.
We invite you to schedule an appointment with one of our advisors as you build and grow your small business. Visit www.loudounsbdc.com/get-started today.

Business Resources for Growth Connect with our Coaches Start HereJoin Our List Contact Us [email protected] Visit the Office 202 Church St SE, Leesburg, VA 20175 Book Time with a Virtual Coach Have You Met with a SBDC Coach Before? Name Email Address Solicita aquí un asistente que habla ...

Our final Starting a Business class of the year is open for registration.  Save your seat today, access the online cours...
12/01/2020
Starting Your Business December 2020 | Mason Enterprise Center Leesburg

Our final Starting a Business class of the year is open for registration. Save your seat today, access the online course modules, and then join us on Tuesday, December, 15, 2020 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm via Zoom to get your questions answered. https://masonenterprisecenterloudoun.com/events/starting-your-business-december-2020/

Starting Your Business December 2020 Posted on December 15, 2020 by Eric Byrd Map Unavailable Date/Time Date(s) - 12/15/202010:30 am - 12:00 pm Location Categories New Businesses Do you want to open your own business? Do you have an idea for a product or service and you want to bring to market? Mayb...

Dept. of Defense SBIR Proposal Prep WebinarDecember 2, 2020 -- 9AM-Noon This three-hour webinar will present proposal pr...
11/30/2020
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Dept. of Defense SBIR Proposal Prep Webinar
December 2, 2020 -- 9AM-Noon

This three-hour webinar will present proposal preparation tips for those considering an SBIR/STTR submission to the DOD SBIR and STTR Broad Agency Announcements. The next SBIR and STTR BAA's are set to open in pre-solicitation on November 24, open for submission on January 6, and close on February 10, 2021.
This event funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
INSTRUCTOR: Tech Opp Consulting
QUESTIONS: [email protected]
COST: Virginia based companies $25; All Others $100
REGISTER: https://cit2.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_267545

Mason Enterprise Center- Loudoun will be closed from Wednesday November 25- Friday November 27 in observance of the Than...
11/24/2020

Mason Enterprise Center- Loudoun will be closed from Wednesday November 25- Friday November 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We are thankful for clients and partners in the Loudoun County small business community, and wish you all a wonderful holiday.

11/24/2020
Virginia Small Business Development Center

Another cybersecurity Facebook Live event happening today at 12:30 PM EST – 12:45 PM EST! Hosted by Virginia Small Business Development Center, Blue Ridge Crossroads Small Business Development Center and Alexandria Small Business Development Center
Visit: facebook.com/VASBDC at 12:30 p.m. ET.
Today's topic is Password Managers.
Tom Stamulis, owner and director of True North Group in Winchester, specializes in helping businesses with cybersecurity and will be leading our cybersecurity livestreams.
If you have any questions about cyber security that you would like for Tom to address, please email us at [email protected]. Please put "Cyber Security Questions" in the subject line.
Registration is fast, easy, and free.

The Virginia SBDC Network is the largest provider of counseling, training and business resources for small businesses in the Commonwealth. Our mission is to grow Virginia's economy through small business success.

11/23/2020
biz.loudoun.gov

Reminder! The Loudoun Is Ready Outdoor Seating Grant opens for applications at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, 11/24.
Loudoun Economic Development has announced the allocation of $250,000 of CARES Act funding to offset the costs associated with outdoor seating, including tents, heating systems and heating fuel. For more details about eligibility and to apply, please visit: https://biz.loudoun.gov/2020/11/19/loudoun-is-ready-outdoor-seating-grant/?fbclid=IwAR2OeEcCv87ZQWhfL8ixFOzkHog5LfzY03u03OdHRzPyd9_7tI2qv9EkIZM

11/19/2020

Attention local restaurant owners: the Loudoun Is Ready Outdoor Seating Grant opens for applications at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, 11/24.

Loudoun Economic Development has announced the allocation of $250,000 of CARES Act funding to offset the costs associated with outdoor seating, including tents, heating systems and heating fuel.
It is designed to provide up to $5,000 in funding to approximately 50 businesses. For more details about eligibility and to apply, please visit: https://biz.loudoun.gov/2020/11/19/loudoun-is-ready-outdoor-seating-grant/.

11/18/2020

CIT (Center for Innovative Technology) will be hosting a webinar, tomorrow Thurs. 11/19 from 11 a.m.- Noon featuring the Dept. of Homeland Security
SBIR Intro
This session will be led by the DHS SBIR Program Director and will discuss the details of the Dept. of Homeland Security SBIR program's upcoming SBIR solicitation, which will open for submission on Dec. 11 and close Jan. 15 -- see if there is a fit! Items covered in this one hour session will include:
• Updates to the program and processes;
• Topics Overview;
• Key deadlines;
• Tips for better submissions, including info on commercialization plan expectations;
Presented by: Dusty Lang, Director, DHS SBIR Program
Cost: FREE
Questions: [email protected]
REGISTER: https://cit2.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_267801

1 Million Cups meets tomorrow Wednesday, November 18, for local entrepreneurs to connect and learn from each other. Hear...
11/17/2020
1 Million Cups (Leesburg, VA)

1 Million Cups meets tomorrow Wednesday, November 18, for local entrepreneurs to connect and learn from each other. Hear from Everest Master, which develops new online learning experiences for higher education students. Grab your coffee and meet us via Zoom at 9 a.m. tomorrow! More info: https://www.meetup.com/1-Million-Cups/

Each week, the 1MC program offers local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups or re-invented companies to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Learn more about

11/17/2020

The Virginia Small Business Development Center will be online with Facebook Live every Tuesday from 12:30- 12:45 p.m. for their November Cybersecurity Livestreams.

Join us every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at Virginia Small Business Development Center

Today's topic is Password Vulnerabilities. Tom Stamulis, owner and director of True North Group in Winchester, specializes in helping businesses with cybersecurity and will be leading our cybersecurity livestreams.

Submit your questions for Tom to address. Email [email protected]. Please put "Cyber Security Questions" in the subject line.

If you are interested in scheduling a free, confidential, 1-on-1 counseling session with Tom, please register here ( https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=counsel... ) Registration is fast, easy, and free.

New restrictions are now in place in Virginia to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including tightening limits on gathering...
11/16/2020
Virginia Implements New Statewide Restrictions to Reduce Spread of COVID-19 | Loudoun SBDC

New restrictions are now in place in Virginia to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including tightening limits on gathering and expanded mask wearing. requirements. Read more: https://loudounsbdc.com/virginia-implements-new-statewide-restrictions-to-reduce-spread-of-covid-19/

Virginia Implements New Statewide Restrictions to Reduce Spread of COVID-19 by Kelly Starzec | Nov 16, 2020 | Operations, Organization | 0 comments Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday, November 13 announced substantial new statewide restrictions on gatherings and certain businesses in an effort to...

“I have the SDBC to thank, in large part, that since December 2017, each year my revenue has grown ----84% and 65% respe...
11/13/2020
Get Started | Loudoun SBDC

“I have the SDBC to thank, in large part, that since December 2017, each year my revenue has grown ----84% and 65% respectively. We are truly fortunate to have the SDBC Loudoun.” - Karen Long, Streamline Government Contracts.

We are here to support you as you grow your small business. Learn about Streamline Government Contracts and how we worked with them here: https://loudounsbdc.com/our-clients/ and schedule your appointment to meet with us today: https://loudounsbdc.com/get-started/

Business Resources for Growth Connect with our Coaches Start HereJoin Our List Contact Us [email protected] Visit the Office 202 Church St SE, Leesburg, VA 20175 Book Time with a Virtual Coach Have You Met with a SBDC Coach Before? Name Email Address Solicita aquí un asistente que habla ...

Thank you to Loudoun County's veterans, and all those who have served.
11/11/2020

Thank you to Loudoun County's veterans, and all those who have served.

Start your new business off on the right foot by joining us for our November Starting a Business Class. Take the online ...
11/10/2020
Starting Your Business November 2020 | Mason Enterprise Center Leesburg

Start your new business off on the right foot by joining us for our November Starting a Business Class. Take the online course modules and then join us for a live, online class on Tuesday 11/17 @ 10:30. Get started now: https://masonenterprisecenterloudoun.com/events/starting-your-business-november-2020/

Starting Your Business November 2020 Posted on November 17, 2020 by Eric Byrd Map Unavailable Date/Time Date(s) - 11/17/202010:30 am - 12:00 pm Location Categories New Businesses Do you want to open your own business? Do you have an idea for a product or service and you want to bring to market? Mayb...

Looking forward to hearing from Crowned Fox Adventures and connecting with other entrpreneurs virtually at our next 1 Mi...
11/09/2020
1 Million Cups | Mason Enterprise Center Leesburg

Looking forward to hearing from Crowned Fox Adventures and connecting with other entrpreneurs virtually at our next 1 Million Cups, happening Wednesday 11/11 @ 9 a.m. Learn more: https://masonenterprisecenterloudoun.com/events/1-million-cups-4-2020-11-11/

1 Million Cups Posted on November 11, 2020 by MEC Admin Map Unavailable Date/Time Date(s) - 11/11/20209:00 am - 10:00 am Location Categories New Businesses Details The 1 Million Cups-Loudoun is taking to Zoom to virtually re-launch this program that has helped over 200 founders identify new opportun...

Announced today: Rebuild VA, a grant program to help small businesses and nonprofit organizations affected by the COVID-...
11/02/2020
Governor Northam Invites Small Businesses and Nonprofits to Apply for Up to $100,000 from Rebuild VA Grant Fund

Announced today: Rebuild VA, a grant program to help small businesses and nonprofit organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, will expand eligibility criteria and increase the amount of grant money businesses receive through an additional $30 million allotment. Learn more: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/october/headline-861101-en.html

Governor Ralph Northam, 73rd Governor of Virginia

There's still time to register and join us for this information-packed webinar that will discuss updated eligibility for...
10/29/2020
Rebuild VA Grant Updates Webinar

There's still time to register and join us for this information-packed webinar that will discuss updated eligibility for the Rebuild VA Grant. Any small business or nonprofit with $10,000,000 or less in gross revenue OR 250 or fewer employees may now apply.

https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=900400067

Linda Tackett, Regional Lending Manager for the Virginia Small Business Financing Authority in the Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity, will present an overview of the Rebuild VA Grant Fund’s expanded eligibility criteria to receive funds, the eligible expenses to be covered by the f...

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Start, Grow, or Scale your business with the resources and services at the Mason Enterprise Center. At the MEC you’ll learn vital skills at our workshops and develop your business strategy and conquer difficult problems with our one on one advising. You can even utilize our office space and conference room rentals to take your business to the next level of professionalism. Our Small Business Development Center provides one on one advising at no charge thanks to our sponsors and local partners.

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I hope it's ok to post this: 📸 Hey DMV area photographers! Available for a very limited time, rent hours in our 4 Photo Studios. 2 & 4 Hour bundles have been added to our crowdfunding campaign! https://ifundwomen.com/projects/wedding-loft-learn-create-grow The home for female small business owners, creatives, and wedding professionals has launched a crowdfunding campaign!! We have a big goal of raising $50,000 in 30 days, so we are asking you to please help, donate, support, share in any way that you can. Even $5 would mean so much to all of the wedding industry & creative professionals. 💰💸Asking for money is so uncomfortable, and awkward & so out of our comfort zone, but we know that our industry needs this safe space to grow, create, & learn. We're running this campaign to be able to purchase the important things small businesses need to successfully run & operate. 🔹Things like: - Educational Resources - Technology / Multimedia Capabilities - Furniture for Consultations & Tastings - Photo/ Video/ Podcast equipment - An app that will make booking time & registering for all of the events in this space easier So please, take some time to visit our page, watch the video, learn about what A Wedding Loft is all about!
Hiring a part-time Marketing Support Specialist to handle social media, website updates, e-news, success story writing, publicity, flyer design and other marketing related tasks. See details and apply here:
Hiring a detail-oriented, organized person as the part-time Operations Administrative Assistant position for the MEC-Leesburg incubator and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) programs. See details and apply here:
Our center has launched a new well-being leadership program, Leveraging the Power of Polarity Thinking. Check it out here and consider joining us in May or October on Mason's Fairfax campus!: https://wellbeing.gmu.edu/lead/leveraging-the-power-of-polarity-thinking
I thought this was interesting regarding entrepreneurship (or as they're calling it, "solopreneurship").
Discover how to develop the positive mindset that will strengthen your well-being and help you achieve your goals. Join Mason’s Positive Leadership program this fall! George Mason University employees and alumni receive discounts. Learn more and register here: https://wellbeing.gmu.edu/lead/positive-leadership-certificate-program/overview
BYRD IS THE WORD. I was just singing Eric Byrd's praises in a Facebook group for virtual assistants, and I realized that I don't express my appreciation for him TO him nearly often enough. Every meeting with Eric leaves me energized, focused, and thoughtful. I can never thank him enough for what he's done to help me with my business.