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.

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

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

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Last chance to register for:Attracting, Retaining and Reskilling TalentThursday, September 30 | 9 - 10:30 a.m. Find and ...
09/29/2021
Attracting, Retaining and Reskilling Talent

Last chance to register for:
Attracting, Retaining and Reskilling Talent
Thursday, September 30 | 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Find and keep the talent you need to succeed. This webinar will help you design an effective hiring process that is easy to use and results in better applicants and smarter selection tactics.
Register: https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=900410059&fbclid=IwAR2SKBZXtGGjd6SP2is2pHzE9HApW1oeiSGXNWZHmPq3CHl7QnNZLCmFXUA

‘Attract, Develop, and Retain Quality Employees’ is the mantra of successful CEOs and HR people across the US. Small business often has difficulty in each step of this process. This webinar will help you design an effective hiring process that is easy to use and results in better applicants and ...

It's not too late to join George Mason University's Cybersecurity Innovation Forum. Tuesday, September 28, 7 - 9 p.m. ET...
09/27/2021
George Mason University CyberSecurity Innovation Forum

It's not too late to join George Mason University's Cybersecurity Innovation Forum.
Tuesday, September 28, 7 - 9 p.m. ET
Country Club of Fairfax
Register:
https://www.meetup.com/Cybersecurity-Innovation-Forum/events/280072705/?rv=ea1_v2&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJDZmNGU0YzZlLTA0ZTUtNDhmNi05ZWM4LTlmM2QwOTNkMWQ0NA&utm_campaign=event-announce&utm_medium=email&utm_source=promo

Tue, Sep 28, 2021, 7:00 PM: Please Join us for The George Mason University Cybersecurity Innovation ForumAs with previous events, the Forum will consist of a series of 15-20 minute case study presenta

Starting Next Week - Reserve Your Space Now!SCORE'S Federal Government Market: 2-Part Webinar SeriesSeptember 28 - Regis...
09/24/2021
Selling to the Federal Government Market - 10/5/2021

Starting Next Week - Reserve Your Space Now!
SCORE'S Federal Government Market: 2-Part Webinar Series
September 28 - Registering to Sell to the Federal Government Market
October 5 - Selling to the Federal Government Market

SCORE's popular Federal Government Market webinar series will help anyone interested in pursuing opportunities with the federal government. You'll learn:

• What's required to be a federal supplier
• How to register as a federal small business
• Where to find opportunities
• How to market your product/service to prime contractors.

Register for each webinar at $25 each OR SAVE $10 when you register one-time for both webinars (Part 1 & 2) by Sunday (9/26).

Register for the series: https://washingtondc.score.org/event/registering-and-selling-federal-government-two-webinar-series-%E2%80%93-q3-2021

Register for part 1: https://washingtondc.score.org/event/registering-sell-federal-government-market-9282021

Register for part 2: https://washingtondc.score.org/event/selling-federal-government-market-1052021

Learn how to identify subcontracting opportunities and market your product or service to prime contractors. Registration Fee: $25

Attracting, Retaining and Reskilling TalentThursday, September 30 | 9 - 10:30 a.m. Join the Alexandria SBDC to understan...
09/23/2021
Attracting, Retaining and Reskilling Talent

Attracting, Retaining and Reskilling Talent
Thursday, September 30 | 9 - 10:30 a.m.

Join the Alexandria SBDC to understand how to find and keep the talent you need to succeed.This webinar will help you design an effective hiring process that is easy to use and results in better applicants and smarter selection tactics. The will also cover ways to enhance your current employee's knowledge and skills. Register: https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=900410059

‘Attract, Develop, and Retain Quality Employees’ is the mantra of successful CEOs and HR people across the US. Small business often has difficulty in each step of this process. This webinar will help you design an effective hiring process that is easy to use and results in better applicants and ...

09/21/2021

Join us tomorrow 9/22 for 1 Million Cups @ 9 a.m. Loudoun SBDC client, The Difference Baker, will be on hand to discuss how they grew their allergen-free bakery in Loudoun County. https://www.1millioncups.com/loudoun

Last call for registrants! Join us Thurs 9/23 @ 4 p.m. for our webinar  How To Generate Leads Using Digital Marketing To...
09/21/2021
How to Generate Leads Using Digital Marketing Tools | Loudoun SBDC

Last call for registrants!

Join us Thurs 9/23 @ 4 p.m. for our webinar How To Generate Leads Using Digital Marketing Tools. Join Loudoun SBDC business advisors as they talk to local business owners about how they've successfully grown their business using digital media! NO COST.

Register: https://loudounsbdc.com/event/how-to-generate-leads-using-digital-marketing/

Turning online activity into sales can boost your revenue and profits. In this roundtable event you will hear from other local business owners about how they use digital media to grow their business. They’ll share what tools and process helped them increase the number of prospects in their sales f...

Mark your calendar for November 3, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for Innovation that Sticks: Accelerating Culture Change in Contrac...
09/20/2021
Innovation that Sticks: Accelerating Culture Change in Contracting and the Workforce

Mark your calendar for November 3, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for Innovation that Sticks: Accelerating Culture Change in Contracting and the Workforce .This GMU-DAU Government Contracting Conference will explore this topicc through a series of policy- and practically-focused panel discussions including key decisionmakers and stakeholders from government, industry, and academia.
Learn more and register: https://web.cvent.com/event/59eac1b1-3437-4db9-8d5a-de8f17233639/summary?locale=en-US&i=7UPCEPJhqk63hwX6Bhp4dQ

Join me for this event: Innovation that Sticks: Accelerating Culture Change in Contracting and the Workforce

09/17/2021

As we wrap up #smallbusinessweek, stop by one of your favorite local businesses and show them some love! Loudoun has a lot to love! #shopsmallbusiness #loudounpossible

Do you want to boost your business by understanding:What B2B techniques work to attract large enterprise buyers?How B2C,...
09/16/2021
How to Generate Leads Using Digital Marketing Tools | Loudoun SBDC

Do you want to boost your business by understanding:
What B2B techniques work to attract large enterprise buyers?
How B2C, social selling and influencers can increase retail sales?
How to use a customer relationship management system and curated content to merge lead generation and in person prospecting?
How to use paid social media for special event marketing?

Join our panel of experts and Loudoun SBDC advisors to answer these questions- and more:

How to Generate Leads Using Digital Marketing Tools
September 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
NO COST
https://loudounsbdc.com/event/how-to-generate-leads-using-digital-marketing/?fbclid=IwAR0AOROpMVnxpCSjGdBbWAWZQ_4Iw5lbNE7RqkRlTlNNj_Kxvd7sAtSZ8Lg

Turning online activity into sales can boost your revenue and profits. In this roundtable event you will hear from other local business owners about how they use digital media to grow their business. They’ll share what tools and process helped them increase the number of prospects in their sales f...

Its #SmallBusinessWeek! No better time to take advantage of a no-cost, one-on-one consultation with a Loudoun SBDC busin...
09/15/2021
Growth Business Resources | Loudoun SBDC

Its #SmallBusinessWeek! No better time to take advantage of a no-cost, one-on-one consultation with a Loudoun SBDC business advisor- and take your business to the next level. Get started: https://loudounsbdc.com/get-started/

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 building loyal...

Two weeks until the George Mason University Cybersecurity Innovation Forum, which will feature case study presentations ...
09/14/2021
George Mason University CyberSecurity Innovation Forum

Two weeks until the George Mason University Cybersecurity Innovation Forum, which will feature case study presentations by cybersecurity experts and technology innovators.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM ET
Country Club of Fairfax
Learn more and register: https://www.meetup.com/Cybersecurity-Innovation-Forum/events/280072705/?rv=ea1_v2&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJDZmNGU0YzZlLTA0ZTUtNDhmNi05ZWM4LTlmM2QwOTNkMWQ0NA&utm_campaign=event-announce&utm_medium=email&utm_source=promo

Tue, Sep 28, 2021, 7:00 PM: Please Join us for The George Mason University Cybersecurity Innovation ForumAs with previous events, the Forum will consist of a series of 15-20 minute case study presenta

Last Call! Join the SBA for National Small Business Week. They are hosting a virtual summit beginning September 13. The ...
09/10/2021
National Small Business Week Virtual Summit

Last Call! Join the SBA for National Small Business Week. They are hosting a virtual summit beginning September 13. The event includes educational webinars, updates on small business resources, a networking chat room and much more.

Register here: https://sba.gov/nsbw

Celebrating resilience and renewal, Sept. 13 - 15, 2021

Just one week until we kick off the next Simple Business Plan Bootcamp. Develop a winning business plan, simply and easi...
09/09/2021
Simple Business Plan Bootcamp September 2021 | Loudoun SBDC

Just one week until we kick off the next Simple Business Plan Bootcamp. Develop a winning business plan, simply and easily with the help of Eric Byrd, Manager, Loudoun SBDC. Learn more & register, session begins on 9/16, 2-4 p.m.: https://loudounsbdc.com/event/simple-business-plan-bootcamp-september-2021/

All businesses need a plan to succeed. Your plan drives critical decisions and actions that determine whether you succeed or fail. Identifying your core customers, important activities and key resources can make sure you’re focusing your business on profitability and growth

1 Million Cups meets in just a few hours! Join us and other local entrepreneurs today (Wed 9/8) at 9 a.m. and hear from ...
09/08/2021
Loudoun County, VA Event for Entrepreneurs | 1MillionCups.com

1 Million Cups meets in just a few hours! Join us and other local entrepreneurs today (Wed 9/8) at 9 a.m. and hear from another local, growing business! 1millioncups.com/loudoun

Join our weekly Zoom meetings, Wednesday at 9 am. Connect with entrepreneurs and advisors about your business idea or challenge.

09/03/2021

Wishing you a safe and happy Labor Day from all of us at the Mason Enterprise Center- Loudoun!

Our offices will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2021 in observance of the holiday.

There's still time to register for the WOSB Certification Eligibility and Application Process Webinar. Attend this SBA e...
09/03/2021
WOSB Certification Eligibility and Application Process Webinar

There's still time to register for the WOSB Certification Eligibility and Application Process Webinar. Attend this SBA event and learn to get certified for the Women-Owned Small Business federal contracting program.

Thursday, September 9 3-4 p.m. REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wosb-certification-eligibility-and-application-process-webinar-tickets-134537728969?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery&fbclid=IwAR2H0BnoLq3lM0atp3EJc6AXf82ctJzNWz0zt1apVC6-TJUsWsb6JC_VBH8

WOSB Certification Eligibility and Application Process Webinar

Looking to put together or update a business plan? Join us for Simple Business Plan Bootcamp, with our own Eric Byrd, Ma...
09/02/2021
Simple Business Plan Bootcamp September 2021 | Loudoun SBDC

Looking to put together or update a business plan? Join us for Simple Business Plan Bootcamp, with our own Eric Byrd, Manager, Loudoun SBDC. 9/9 & 9/16, No Cost: https://loudounsbdc.com/event/simple-business-plan-bootcamp-september-2021/

All businesses need a plan to succeed. Your plan drives critical decisions and actions that determine whether you succeed or fail. Identifying your core customers, important activities and key resources can make sure you’re focusing your business on profitability and growth

How to Generate Leads Using Digital Marketing ToolsSeptember 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pmNO COSTJoin the Loudoun SBDC to explo...
09/01/2021
How to Generate Leads Using Digital Marketing Tools | Loudoun SBDC

How to Generate Leads Using Digital Marketing Tools
September 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
NO COST
Join the Loudoun SBDC to explore how turning online activity into sales can boost your revenue and profits. In this roundtable event you will hear from other local business owners about how they use digital media to grow their business.
Register: https://loudounsbdc.com/event/how-to-generate-leads-using-digital-marketing/

Turning online activity into sales can boost your revenue and profits. In this roundtable event you will hear from other local business owners about how they use digital media to grow their business. They’ll share what tools and process helped them increase the number of prospects in their sales f...

Don't miss the upcoming webinar, featuring Elis Devlis, Business Advisor, Loudoun SBDC:Creating Content for Lead Generat...
08/31/2021
Part 3 - Digital Lead Generation & Development 'How-To' Workshop Series (Jul - Sep)

Don't miss the upcoming webinar, featuring Elis Devlis, Business Advisor, Loudoun SBDC:

Creating Content for Lead Generation
Wed, Sep 1, 2021 from 4 PM - 6 PM

Learn how to use educational, informative content to get noticed in social media and what to do with your email lists to lower the cost of paid marketing.

Topics Covered:

How to determine where to go to find your clients and those that look like them
Creating and using a message map
Effective content communication on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram
Primacy of email marketing and the value of your email address list for lowering the cost of paid marketing
Content Strategy
https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=110410028

Learn how to use educational, informative content to get noticed in social media and what to do with your email lists to lower the cost of paid marketing.

REMINDER to Tech Start Ups! Get your company front-and-center with angel and venture investors from across North America...
08/30/2021
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REMINDER to Tech Start Ups! Get your company front-and-center with angel and venture investors from across North America at Accelerate 2022!

Accelerate 2022 is a new investor and startup event this October 19-20 on the George Mason University campus in Arlington. The event will showcase a curated group of the DMV’s top early stage companies to investors– and features local luminaries Paul Misener, the Vice President, Global Innovation Policy and Communications at Amazon and Bobby Franklin, CEO of the National Venture Capital Association, among others.

Company eligibility: Any early-stage business in Virginia, Maryland, or DC who have a strong technology and growth potential (the ability to achieve $50+ million in annual revenue in the next five years). The companies need to be at a commercial stage, innovative, and past proof of concept.

APPLYING COMPANIES WILL SELECT FROM THE FOLLOWING 4 CATEGORIES:
* Biotech / Healthcare * Cybersecurity / IT Security / Defense tech
* Software / SaaS * All other (AgTech, Media, Energy, etc.)

Applications are open through the September 1 deadline. Learn more and get your application in: https://webportalapp.com/sp/login/accelerate-companyportal

Welcome! We're excited that you're interested in meeting national and local investors at the upcoming Accelerate 2022 event. Put your best foot forward with your application to ensure that you're one of the companies chosen to present.

Reminder! GovCon: Extra! Extra! Hear All About It - Changes Coming to the GovCon IndustryUnanet, Monday, August 30th 8:0...
08/26/2021
GovCon: Extra! Extra! Hear All About It - Changes Coming to the GovCon Industry - Loudoun Chamber

Reminder!
GovCon: Extra! Extra! Hear All About It - Changes Coming to the GovCon Industry
Unanet, Monday, August 30th 8:00am - 10:00am
Get an inside look at federal and state changes to regulations that impact government contractors. Hosted by the Loudoun Chamber.
Learn more and register: https://www.loudounchamber.org/.../govcon-extra-extra.../

08/30/2021 @ 8:00am - 10:00am - An Inside Look at Federal and State Changes to Regulations that Impact Government Contractors Join us for the first in-person event of 2021 sponsored by the GovCon Committee, where we will provide an opportunity to hear directly from representatives of Congress and Vi...

Attention Tech Start Ups! Get your company front-and-center with angel and venture investors from across North America a...
08/26/2021
accelerate-companyportal

Attention Tech Start Ups! Get your company front-and-center with angel and venture investors from across North America at Accelerate 2022!

Accelerate 2022 is a new investor and startup event this October 19-20 on the George Mason University campus in Arlington. The event will showcase a curated group of the DMV’s top early stage companies to investors– and features local luminaries Paul Misener, the Vice President, Global Innovation Policy and Communications at Amazon and Bobby Franklin, CEO of the National Venture Capital Association, among others.

Company eligibility: Any early-stage business in Virginia, Maryland, or DC who have a strong technology and growth potential (the ability to achieve $50+ million in annual revenue in the next five years). The companies need to be at a commercial stage, innovative, and past proof of concept.

APPLYING COMPANIES WILL SELECT FROM THE FOLLOWING 4 CATEGORIES:
* Biotech / Healthcare * Cybersecurity / IT Security / Defense tech
* Software / SaaS * All other (AgTech, Media, Energy, etc.)

Applications are open through September 1. Learn more and get your application in:
https://webportalapp.com/sp/login/accelerate-companyportal

Welcome! We're excited that you're interested in meeting national and local investors at the upcoming Accelerate 2022 event. Put your best foot forward with your application to ensure that you're one of the companies chosen to present.

Save the date for The George Mason University Cybersecurity Innovation Forum, which will feature case study presentation...
08/25/2021
George Mason University CyberSecurity Innovation Forum

Save the date for The George Mason University Cybersecurity Innovation Forum, which will feature case study presentations by cybersecurity experts and technology innovators.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM ET
Country Club of Fairfax
Learn more and register: https://www.meetup.com/Cybersecurity-Innovation-Forum/events/280072705/?rv=ea1_v2&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJDZmNGU0YzZlLTA0ZTUtNDhmNi05ZWM4LTlmM2QwOTNkMWQ0NA&utm_campaign=event-announce&utm_medium=email&utm_source=promo

Tue, Sep 28, 2021, 7:00 PM: Please Join us for The George Mason University Cybersecurity Innovation ForumAs with previous events, the Forum will consist of a series of 15-20 minute case study presenta

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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.