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.
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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!

Loudoun County enters Phase 2 reopening tomorrow, Friday 6/12. What does that mean for your business? Visit us at www.lo...
06/11/2020
Loudoun SBDC | Small Business Assistance for Loudoun County Virginia

Loudoun County enters Phase 2 reopening tomorrow, Friday 6/12. What does that mean for your business? Visit us at www.loudounsbdc.com to learn more and to schedule a no-cost coaching session with one of our business advisors.

Supporting Small Businesses Navigating COVID-19 and Beyond Meet with a Coach Sign up for your no-cost, one-on-one small business coaching. News & Resources Find resources for businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. Sign Up & Stay Informed Send current information and events straight to your inbox. Jo...

Meet the Loudoun SBDC Coaches... Mary Joynt.Mary is our resident marketing guru, with the chops to back it up! She’s got...
06/10/2020

Meet the Loudoun SBDC Coaches... Mary Joynt.
Mary is our resident marketing guru, with the chops to back it up! She’s got 25-years of marketing communications experience in companies of all shapes and sizes. She was also born in Leesburg, and- with brief stints in other parts of VA- returned in 2004, with no plans to ever leave again! One of her favorite things about this area is First Fridays. She loves the downtown Leesburg restaurants (“I go to all the restaurants- not kidding, ALL,” says Mary), while her son is a big fan of Sunflower Shak for the candy. Mary loves coaching at the Loudoun SBDC helping local businesses grow and succeed. Want to connect with Mary or another Loudoun SBDC coach? Visit: https://loudounsbdc.com/get-started/

It's not too late to join us for our upcoming virtual Starting a Business class! It's easy to get started:1. Register fo...
06/10/2020
Starting Your Business | Mason Enterprise Center Leesburg

It's not too late to join us for our upcoming virtual Starting a Business class! It's easy to get started:
1. Register for this NO-COST course.
2. View the course modules on-demand and at your convenience. The links to view them will be sent to you after registration.
3. Attend the live Q&A class on Tuesday, June 16.

Learn more and register: https://masonenterprisecenterloudoun.com/events/starting-your-business-7/

Starting Your Business Posted on June 16, 2020 by Eric Byrd Map Unavailable Date/Time Date(s) - 06/16/202011:00 am - 3:00 pm 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? Maybe you have people ready to b...

Looking for tools to build your small business? Want to pivot your business and need the resources to move forward? Conn...
06/09/2020
Get Started | Loudoun SBDC

Looking for tools to build your small business? Want to pivot your business and need the resources to move forward? Connect with Loudoun SBDC in one of our no-cost coaching sessions. Starting tomorrow, we'll be introducing our coaches to you here on Facebook- stay tuned!

Until then, learn more and schedule your appointment: 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 ...

Are you looking to help support your employees while they work remotely? Trying to understand how to best manage your st...
06/05/2020
Virginia SBDC » 2 – Staffing

Are you looking to help support your employees while they work remotely? Trying to understand how to best manage your staff as your business reopens? The Virginia SBDC has introduced a number of resources as part of their Business Recovery Resource Center to help! https://www.virginiasbdc.org/business-recovery-center/staffing/

Being able to reopen may depend heavily on your ability to have the staff available to meet demand. Begin by reviewing the questions below and then the topic-specific resources.

1 Million Cups is back! At Loudoun SBDC, we strive to connect you with other #entrepreneurs and #smallbiz owners to buil...
06/04/2020
1 Million Cups (Leesburg, VA)

1 Million Cups is back! At Loudoun SBDC, we strive to connect you with other #entrepreneurs and #smallbiz owners to build valuable local networks. One Million Cups, offered Wednesdays, connects Loudoun entrepreneurs for networking and idea sharing.

Grab a cup of coffee and join us next Wednesday June 10 at 9 a.m. ET for our VIRTUAL 1 Million Cups- live on Zoom! Learn more: " https://www.meetup.com/1-Million-Cups

Want to present at an upcoming 1 Million Cups? Submit your application: https://www.1millioncups.com/

Each week, the 1MC program offers two local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Learn more about 1 Million Cups (http:

Reminder! The Loudoun Business Interruption Fund grant program will open for applications at noon on June 3, 2020, and r...
06/02/2020
COVID-19 Business Interruption Fund - Loudoun County Economic Development, VA

Reminder! The Loudoun Business Interruption Fund grant program will open for applications at noon on June 3, 2020, and remain open for 72 hours, closing at noon on June 6, 2020. The fun will be opened to provide 400 randomly selected applicant businesses with a $5,000 grant. Applicants must demonstrate the following criteria:
Have between zero and two W-2 employees (no limit on 1099 contractors);
Have less than $2.5 million in gross annual receipts;
Have at least a 25% loss in revenue that can be attributed to COVID-19;
Be a licensed and operational for-profit business in Loudoun County, Va.
All submissions will be accepted based on the time stamp that the application was received, verified by county employees, and placed into a pool, where businesses will be randomly selected until the funding has expired. More information can be found here: https://zcu.io/ixf5.

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an additional $2 million in grant funding for the COVID-19 Business Interruption Fund to support Loudoun businesses impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. This funding was allocated from the $36.1 million in federal funding made available t...

Calling all technology start-ups! Tech and Innovation Start-Ups: Apply Now for ICAP's July Virtual Cohort!ICAP is an int...
05/29/2020
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Calling all technology start-ups! Tech and Innovation Start-Ups: Apply Now for ICAP's July Virtual Cohort!
ICAP is an intensive startup assistance program targeting early-stage, high-growth potential companies. The program includes NO COST training and mentoring through seasoned ICAP adjunct instructors and local SBDC coaches.

For the July cohort, preference will be given to companies focused on Cybersecurity and Pandemic Response, but all Virginia-based technology and product start-ups are encouraged to apply.

Applications are due by MIDNIGHT, JUNE 21, 2020. Learn more and apply by visiting: https://www.virginiasbdc.org/icap-lean-startup-introductory-course-virtual-cohort/?fbclid=IwAR3Nd_XCD4taF9HGiDQnpa9vsJb7Ip4XAQfpSltEn4xoafIDuyI7KpNTYys

For additional information about starting or expanding a local business in Virginia, please contact your local Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Next

Loudoun County Economic Development, Visit Loudoun and the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce together have announced th...
05/28/2020
Loudoun Is Ready - Loudoun County Economic Development, VA

Loudoun County Economic Development, Visit Loudoun and the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce together have announced the “Loudoun Is Ready” campaign as business restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic are lifted. The campaign unites business owners and boosts consumer confidence as they look to return to the restaurants, shops, wineries, breweries and other businesses that call Loudoun home.

Companies in Loudoun are encouraged to take a pledge that they will meet the latest safety guidelines outlined by the Virginia Department of Health and Centers for Disease Prevention and Control. Learn more about how your business can participate at: www.loudounisready.com. #loudounisready

Take the "Loudoun Is Ready" pledge today and commit to the best health and safety practices for your customers as we enter COVID-19 recovery.

Confused about PPP loan forgiveness? Then, don't miss the upcoming webinar, Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness...
05/25/2020
Virginia SBDC » SmallBizU Online

Confused about PPP loan forgiveness? Then, don't miss the upcoming webinar, Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Explained, on May 29 at Noon E.T. to get your questions answered. https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=900400025&fbclid=IwAR1Jq_zQl1SB60KvJQahiCKl-shiNhu76GeyQDn1lLHz-8vY273PVcPWDgY

Our library of full-length courses is provided by SmallBizU, the first online academy created especially for the education and training needs of small businesses and entrepreneurs.

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has allocated $2 million for a third round of funding for the Business Interrupt...
05/22/2020
COVID-19 Business Interruption Fund - Loudoun County Economic Development, VA

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has allocated $2 million for a third round of funding for the Business Interruption Fund grand program. It will be opened to provide 400 randomly selected applicant businesses with a $5,000 grant. Applicants must demonstrate the following criteria:
Have between zero and two W-2 employees (no limit on 1099 contractors);
Have less than $2.5 million in gross annual receipts;
Have at least a 25% loss in revenue that can be attributed to COVID-19;
Be a licensed and operational for-profit business in Loudoun County, Va.
The fund will open for applications at noon on June 3, 2020, and remain open for 72 hours, closing at noon on June 6, 2020. All submissions will be accepted based on the time stamp that the application was received, verified by county employees, and placed into a pool, where businesses will be randomly selected until the funding has expired. More information can be found here: https://zcu.io/ixf5.

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an additional $2 million in grant funding for the COVID-19 Business Interruption Fund to support Loudoun businesses impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. This funding was allocated from the $36.1 million in federal funding made available t...

05/21/2020

Has your marketing budget been negatively impacted by COVID-19? Tell us, then join us for Reaching Your Customers, part 3 of our Corona Kickstart webinar series. You'll get the tools to take a fresh look at your marketing activities, and how you can adapt them for the new business climate. https://masonenterprisecenterloudoun.com/events/reaching-your-customers/

05/21/2020
Virginia Small Business Development Center

Refine your brand and messaging during your "Corona Kickstart"...check out the recorded webinar

Did you miss our webinar yesterday? The live recording is now available.

Session 1 of the Corona Kickstart Webinar Series: Branding and Messaging to Cut through the Noise. Watch Here: https://zcu.io/QmmH

A strong brand and clear messaging are critical to your business surviving the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Your challenge is to find the right message at the right time, while maintaining a good reputation. Presenter: Sharon L. Wright, Owner & President and Deb Haynes Swider, Chief Strategist, Loud & Clear Marketing

Looking for resources as you start to reopen your business? It's not too late to register for part 3 of the Refocus & Re...
05/20/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Helping Virginia Businesses Reopen in a COVID-19 World. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Looking for resources as you start to reopen your business? It's not too late to register for part 3 of the Refocus & Rebuild Webinar Series, Marketing Your Business Post COVID-19, Thursday 5/21, Noon ET https://zcu.io/tJe7

A series of workshops to help businesses get ready and prepared to re-open after COVID-19 including updated regulations, supply chain updates, marketing, accounting/insurance, employment and more. May 7 - Session 1 = Different Needs for Different Businesses - How to Prepare for Reopening. This will....

05/20/2020
Mason Enterprise Center - Leesburg/Loudoun

It's your last chance to register for Understanding Your Customers, part of our series on marketing your business through the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us tomorrow, 5/21 at 2:30 p.m. ET- and take our quick poll below and let us know if your customers have changed.

Have your customers changed as a result of COVID-19? Let us know!

Then, join us for Understanding Your Customers, part two of our series Corona Kickstart: How to Recharge Your Marketing- and Your Business- in the Wake of COVID-19 on Thursday 5/21 at 2:30 p.m. ET to get the results. You'll learn tools to keep you focused on your customers in these changing times. https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=900400018

05/19/2020

Have your customers changed as a result of COVID-19? Let us know!

Then, join us for Understanding Your Customers, part two of our series Corona Kickstart: How to Recharge Your Marketing- and Your Business- in the Wake of COVID-19 on Thursday 5/21 at 2:30 p.m. ET to get the results. You'll learn tools to keep you focused on your customers in these changing times. https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=900400018

Our Starting a Business class is back- now on-demand and virtual! Register now and receive the self-paced course modules...
05/18/2020
Starting Your Business | Mason Enterprise Center Leesburg

Our Starting a Business class is back- now on-demand and virtual! Register now and receive the self-paced course modules beginning tomorrow, Tuesday 5/19. Then, attend our live, 90 minute, video Q&A session on May 26th at 11:00 am to get your questions answered. Register now! https://masonenterprisecenterloudoun.com/events/starting-your-business-6/

Starting Your Business Posted on May 19, 2020 by Eric Byrd Map Unavailable Date/Time Date(s) - 05/19/202011:00 am - 3:00 pm 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? Maybe you have people ready to bu...

Join us beginning Tuesday, May 19 @ 2:30 p.m. ET for Corona Kickstart: Recharging Your Marketing – and Your Business – i...
05/14/2020
Events | Mason Enterprise Center Leesburg

Join us beginning Tuesday, May 19 @ 2:30 p.m. ET for Corona Kickstart: Recharging Your Marketing – and Your Business – in the Wake of COVID-19. Our four-part webinar series will take you through foundational marketing techniques business owners can incorporate into their current marketing efforts to get – and keep – the customers they need in a business environment changed by coronavirus.

Register for one- or all- sessions and get actionable tools to jumpstart your business as you move through these uncertain times. https://masonenterprisecenterloudoun.com/events/

05/11/2020

Loudoun Economic Development completed the random selections for more than 200 COVID-19 Business Interruption Fund grants, totaling nearly $1.4 million. The grants, which range between $5,000 and $10,000 depending on the number of employees, will be dispersed to businesses starting this week. Funding will reach all corners of Loudoun County and help support business operations across a wide swath of Loudoun’s industries.

A full list of grant recipients can be found at LoudounBusinessFund.org.

It's Friday- and Mother's Day is Sunday! Although we all might be celebrating a little differently this year, many Loudo...
05/08/2020
Celebrating Mother's Day in Loudoun County

It's Friday- and Mother's Day is Sunday! Although we all might be celebrating a little differently this year, many Loudoun businesses are rising to the occasion so it is still special for the Moms out there: https://www.loudountimes.com/news/celebrating-mothers-day-in-loudoun-county/article_a80202f0-8fd2-11ea-8e9a-e3064740b6d9.html

How to celebrate Mother's Day is on the minds of many Loudouners this weekend, and fortunately, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, many Loudoun businesses are coming up with creative solutions to

The IRS has is providing many resources as well as offering tax help for taxpayers, businesses, tax-exempt organizations...
05/07/2020
Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments | Internal Revenue Service

The IRS has is providing many resources as well as offering tax help for taxpayers, businesses, tax-exempt organizations and others – including health plans – affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). Please visit: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments or access via our web site, www.loudounsbdc.com

We are offering help for taxpayers, businesses, tax-exempt organizations and others – including health plans – affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

Are you looking for resources and support as you manage your business through the current crisis? Reach out to us at Lou...
05/06/2020
Loudoun SBDC | Small Business Assistance for Loudoun County Virginia

Are you looking for resources and support as you manage your business through the current crisis? Reach out to us at Loudoun SBDC. We offer no-cost confidential coaching services, and are able to meet with you virtually. Schedule an appointment at www.loudounsbdc.com.

Supporting Small Businesses Navigating COVID-19 and Beyond Meet with a Coach Sign up for your no-cost, one-on-one small business coaching. News & Resources Find resources for businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. Sign Up & Stay Informed Send current information and events straight to your inbox. Jo...

05/05/2020

The Booz Allen Foundation has established a $1 million Innovation Fund to help entrepreneurs, startups, small businesses and other organizations to harness the power of data, technology, and diverse intellectual capital to improve COVID-19 relief efforts and make a difference. Grant applications being accepted through June 5, 2020. Visit www.loudounsbdc.com for more information.

05/05/2020

Wondering what COVID-19 relief options are available for women-owned businesses? Check out our list at www.loudounsbdc.com.

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Leesburg, VA
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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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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.