Mason Small Business Development Center

Mason Small Business Development Center

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#MLK #Wehonor
Mason SBDC offices will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2022 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

#MLK #DrKing
The Department of Energy is holding an event for Minority Owned Small Businesses on January 26th at 2:30 PM.

Mason SBDC Director Timm Johnson will be a speaker!

Register here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reducing-barriers-to-doe-opportunities-tickets-231029955817
Protect yourself from BEC. What is BEC? Get answers and tips on 1/26 at the no-cost webinar-
''Anatomy of a Murder: How Hackers are Killing Small Businesses"
Register here - https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=110420003
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPpmv-4W9PA
Tomorrow - Government Contracting 101 (No-Cost, Live Webinar) with Timm Johnson and Senior Counselor, Gary Alfano
Spots open!
Register here - https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=110420001
Happening next week - "Preparing Your Pitch: Best Practices in Building Your Business Briefing"
(No-Cost, live webinar) on Jan 19 at 10 AM
Register here -https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=110420002
5 Scenarios When You Will Need a Briefing or "Pitch"​
(A Blog by George Siragusa - Senior Business Counselor, Mason SBDC)
- http://ow.ly/SWhQ50HrY9R
Join us? For what's happening online
this week?
Thu, 1/13 - Government Contracting 101 (No-Cost)
Details - https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=110420001

and next?
Wed, 1/19 - Preparing Your Pitch: Best Practices in Building Your Business Briefing
Details - https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=110420002
Marines looking for new counter-drone tech
https://www.fedscoop.com/marines-counter-drone-tech-rfi/
#fedscoop #marines #techacquisition
Start your New Year learning how to sell to the government! Jan 13 at 10 AM; No-Cost, Live Webinar-
** Government Contracting 101 **
Video Promo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sexvJkJkco

Register here: https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=110420001
What does it take to be successful in winning a government customer?
How can you get ready to sell your service/product to the government?

Join us for our first no-cost live training on Jan 13 (next week) at 10 AM - Government Contracting 101.
Register - http://ow.ly/OQ6u50Hm8e2

Video Promo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sexvJkJkco

Small Business Development Center at George Mason University. "Providing you guidance that will turn your ideas in to an enterprise"

Serving Fairfax, Arlington and Prince William Counties

Counseling Locations: Fairfax, Manassas and Woodbridge.

We provide one-on-one counseling services to small businesses in Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William Counties at no cost to our clients thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. Mason SBDC is funded through a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Virginia SBDC Network, and George Mason University – Mason Enterprise Center. Please visit our website at www.masonsbdc.org for more information and to request counseling.

Operating as usual

01/17/2022

#MLK #Wehonor

01/14/2022

Mason SBDC offices will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2022 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

#MLK #DrKing

Reducing Barriers to DOE Opportunities 01/13/2022

Reducing Barriers to DOE Opportunities

The Department of Energy is holding an event for Minority Owned Small Businesses on January 26th at 2:30 PM.

Mason SBDC Director Timm Johnson will be a speaker!

Register here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reducing-barriers-to-doe-opportunities-tickets-231029955817

Reducing Barriers to DOE Opportunities Are you interested in growing your small minority business with support from the Department Of Energy?

Mason SBDC Social Media Video - How Hackers Are Killing Small Businesses - Jan 26, 2022 01/13/2022

Mason SBDC Social Media Video - How Hackers Are Killing Small Businesses - Jan 26, 2022

Protect yourself from BEC. What is BEC? Get answers and tips on 1/26 at the no-cost webinar-
''Anatomy of a Murder: How Hackers are Killing Small Businesses"
Register here - https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=110420003
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPpmv-4W9PA

Mason SBDC Social Media Video - How Hackers Are Killing Small Businesses - Jan 26, 2022

Government Contracting 101 - *Webinar (Live)* - PW 01/12/2022

Government Contracting 101 - *Webinar (Live)* - PW

Tomorrow - Government Contracting 101 (No-Cost, Live Webinar) with Timm Johnson and Senior Counselor, Gary Alfano
Spots open!
Register here - https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=110420001

Government Contracting 101 - *Webinar (Live)* - PW Co-sponsor(s) & Partner(s): Prince William County Department of Economic Development & Prince William Chamber of Commerce

01/12/2022

Happening next week - "Preparing Your Pitch: Best Practices in Building Your Business Briefing"
(No-Cost, live webinar) on Jan 19 at 10 AM
Register here -https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=110420002

5 Scenarios When You Will Need a Briefing or "Pitch"​ 01/11/2022

5 Scenarios When You Will Need a Briefing or "Pitch"​

5 Scenarios When You Will Need a Briefing or "Pitch"​
(A Blog by George Siragusa - Senior Business Counselor, Mason SBDC)
- http://ow.ly/SWhQ50HrY9R

5 Scenarios When You Will Need a Briefing or "Pitch"​ Article by Prof. George Siragusa (Senior Business Counselor, Mason SBDC) One of the popular and regularly scheduled no-cost webinars the Mason Small Business Development Center (Mason SBDC) hosts is focused on the topic of building and successfully delivering a business briefing, sometimes called a

Government Contracting 101 - *Webinar (Live)* - PW 01/10/2022

Government Contracting 101 - *Webinar (Live)* - PW

Join us? For what's happening online
this week?
Thu, 1/13 - Government Contracting 101 (No-Cost)
Details - https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=110420001

and next?
Wed, 1/19 - Preparing Your Pitch: Best Practices in Building Your Business Briefing
Details - https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=110420002

Government Contracting 101 - *Webinar (Live)* - PW Co-sponsor(s) & Partner(s): Prince William County Department of Economic Development & Prince William Chamber of Commerce

Marines looking for new counter-drone tech - FedScoop 01/10/2022

Marines looking for new counter-drone tech - FedScoop

Marines looking for new counter-drone tech
https://www.fedscoop.com/marines-counter-drone-tech-rfi/
#fedscoop #marines #techacquisition

Marines looking for new counter-drone tech - FedScoop The Marine Corps are requesting information on drone interceptors to counter incoming drones, a tech-heavy problem for DOD.

Mason SBDC Social Media Video - Government Contracting - Jan 13, 2022 01/10/2022

Mason SBDC Social Media Video - Government Contracting - Jan 13, 2022

Start your New Year learning how to sell to the government! Jan 13 at 10 AM; No-Cost, Live Webinar-
** Government Contracting 101 **
Video Promo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sexvJkJkco

Register here: https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=110420001

Mason SBDC Social Media Video - Government Contracting - Jan 13, 2022

Mason Small Business Development Center updated their phone number. 01/07/2022

Mason Small Business Development Center updated their phone number.

Mason Small Business Development Center updated their phone number.

Government Contracting 101 - *Webinar (Live)* - PW 01/07/2022

Government Contracting 101 - *Webinar (Live)* - PW

What does it take to be successful in winning a government customer?
How can you get ready to sell your service/product to the government?

Join us for our first no-cost live training on Jan 13 (next week) at 10 AM - Government Contracting 101.
Register - http://ow.ly/OQ6u50Hm8e2

Video Promo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sexvJkJkco

Government Contracting 101 - *Webinar (Live)* - PW Co-sponsor(s) & Partner(s): Prince William County Department of Economic Development & Prince William Chamber of Commerce

01/07/2022

Llama al nuevo año con la ayuda que ha estado disponible por más de 3 décadas. Mason SBDC puede ayudarlo a hacer crecer su negocio en NoVA. ¿Quieres hacer la reunión en español o portugués? email - [email protected] y agende con Elis Devlin. ¡Espero verte pronto!

Timeline photos 01/06/2022

Launching a Craft Beverage Business in Virginia?

Join #VirginiaSBDC's Chris Van Orden and Janine Aquino, President at Aquino Baron Consulting on 1/26 for a very informative session.

Register now! - https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=900420008

Launching a Craft Beverage Business in Virginia?

Join #VirginiaSBDC's Chris Van Orden and Janine Aquino, President at Aquino Baron Consulting on 1/26 for a very informative session.

Register now! - https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=900420008

Timeline photos 01/05/2022

'There are many opportunities In the Federal Marketplace, find your niche!' - Gary Alfano
#govcon #niche #CounselorQuote

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*Want to learn more about Gary?
Visit - http://ow.ly/fgmU50Hm7Tb

*Want to learn with Gary? Check out his upcoming training (1/13)
- http://ow.ly/kR1P50Hm7T8

'There are many opportunities In the Federal Marketplace, find your niche!' - Gary Alfano
#govcon #niche #CounselorQuote

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*Want to learn more about Gary?
Visit - http://ow.ly/fgmU50Hm7Tb

*Want to learn with Gary? Check out his upcoming training (1/13)
- http://ow.ly/kR1P50Hm7T8

Anatomy of a Murder: How Hackers are Killing Small Businesses - *Webinar (Live)* - PW 01/04/2022

Anatomy of a Murder: How Hackers are Killing Small Businesses - *Webinar (Live)* - PW

What can you do to stay safe while you engage digitally?
- What is at risk?
Join Mason SBDC and a guest panel of Cybersecurity and Fraud experts on Jan 26th for our new online event. (No-Cost)
Learn more - https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=110420003

Anatomy of a Murder: How Hackers are Killing Small Businesses - *Webinar (Live)* - PW Guest Speaker from Webster Bank: Kevin Thompson, SVP, Manager of Fraud Services, will discuss trends Webster Bank is seeing with respect to BEC, and what they are doing to protect customers against it.

5 Pieces of Advice to Entrepreneurs Starting an Online Business 01/04/2022

5 Pieces of Advice to Entrepreneurs Starting an Online Business

5 Pieces of Advice to Entrepreneurs Starting an Online Business
http://ow.ly/X60B50Hm7wB
#allbusiness #internet #e-commerce

5 Pieces of Advice to Entrepreneurs Starting an Online Business Dreaming of starting a small business this year? Consider an online business.

Timeline photos 01/03/2022

Are you interested in growing your small minority business with support from the Department Of Energy?

Catch this upcoming event on January 26th at 2:30 PM
Mason SBDC Director Timm Johnson will be a speaker!

Register here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reducing-barriers-to-doe-opportunities-tickets-231029955817

Are you interested in growing your small minority business with support from the Department Of Energy?

Catch this upcoming event on January 26th at 2:30 PM
Mason SBDC Director Timm Johnson will be a speaker!

Register here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reducing-barriers-to-doe-opportunities-tickets-231029955817

Timeline photos 01/03/2022

Happy 2022, NoVA Small Business!

Set your small business goals on track with our upcoming webinars (NO-COST)
1/13 - Government Contracting 101 -http://ow.ly/7aS350Hm59v

1/19- Preparing Your Pitch - http://ow.ly/XPV650Hm59x

1/26 -Anatomy of a Murder: How Hackers are Killing Small Businesses- http://ow.ly/g8hB50Hm59u

Happy 2022, NoVA Small Business!

Set your small business goals on track with our upcoming webinars (NO-COST)
1/13 - Government Contracting 101 -http://ow.ly/7aS350Hm59v

1/19- Preparing Your Pitch - http://ow.ly/XPV650Hm59x

1/26 -Anatomy of a Murder: How Hackers are Killing Small Businesses- http://ow.ly/g8hB50Hm59u

Photo by Mikel Parera on Unsplash 01/03/2022

Photo by Mikel Parera on Unsplash

Answers are important when you open a new business.
The right questions, however, will help you grow!

Mason SBDC can help with your questions.
Stay curious... Grow with us!

Visit - http://ow.ly/MTAU50Hm4x6
#masonsbdc #happytohelp #smallbusinessNoVa

Image Courtesy: http://ow.ly/5JpI50Hm4wG

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Restore Retail Grant - Prince William County Economic Development 12/20/2021

Restore Retail Grant - Prince William County Economic Development

!!Grant Alert!! Attn. restaurants, event spaces, and storefront retail businesses in Prince William County-

Applications are now open for the COVID-19 Restore and Retail Grant Program.
Check out details in the following link-
http://ow.ly/hl3A50HfWG1

Prince William County Economic Development #retail #smallbiz #grant

Restore Retail Grant - Prince William County Economic Development In response to the lasting negative economic impact of the public health emergency, Prince William County established the Restore Retail Grant for customer-facing small businesses that either own or lease their facility and would include retail, restaurants/food service, arts & entertainment, event....

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The Mason Small Business Development Center team wishes you joy and light as we close out 2021 and begin another year of possibilities.

The Center will be closed from Mon. Dec 20 - Fri. Dec 31 for winter break. #HappyHolidays
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Timeline photos 12/15/2021

Virginia State Senator, Chap Petersen's, Annual Business Leaders' Breakfast 2022 will take place on January 7 at 7:30 AM.

See attached flyer for details and follow the link to register -
http://ow.ly/SwfR50HbtGv

Virginia State Senator, Chap Petersen's, Annual Business Leaders' Breakfast 2022 will take place on January 7 at 7:30 AM.

See attached flyer for details and follow the link to register -
http://ow.ly/SwfR50HbtGv

5 Unique Ways for Brick and Mortar Business to Build Brand Loyalty 12/14/2021

5 Unique Ways for Brick and Mortar Business to Build Brand Loyalty

5 Unique Ways for Brick and Mortar Business to Build Brand Loyalty

https://www.noobpreneur.com/2021/12/09/5-unique-ways-for-brick-and-mortar-business-to-build-brand-loyalty/
#noopreneur #ivanwadja #brand

5 Unique Ways for Brick and Mortar Business to Build Brand Loyalty Brand loyalty is essential for brick-and-mortar businesses. Here are 5 unique ways for brick and mortar businesses to build brand loyalty.

5 Unique Ways for Brick and Mortar Business to Build Brand Loyalty 12/14/2021

5 Unique Ways for Brick and Mortar Business to Build Brand Loyalty

5 Unique Ways for Brick and Mortar Business to Build Brand Loyalty
http://ow.ly/RNlm50H9Ln0

5 Unique Ways for Brick and Mortar Business to Build Brand Loyalty Brand loyalty is essential for brick-and-mortar businesses. Here are 5 unique ways for brick and mortar businesses to build brand loyalty.

5 Unique Ways for Brick and Mortar Business to Build Brand Loyalty 12/14/2021

5 Unique Ways for Brick and Mortar Business to Build Brand Loyalty

5 Unique Ways for Brick and Mortar Business to Build Brand Loyalty
http://ow.ly/oBXZ50H9PsW

#noobpreneur #brandloyalty

5 Unique Ways for Brick and Mortar Business to Build Brand Loyalty Brand loyalty is essential for brick-and-mortar businesses. Here are 5 unique ways for brick and mortar businesses to build brand loyalty.

Four ways small business owners can reignite their creativity 12/13/2021

Four ways small business owners can reignite their creativity

Four ways small business owners can reignite their creativity
-http://ow.ly/QgMr50H9LjQ
#fastcompany #creativity #adobe

Four ways small business owners can reignite their creativity After nearly two years of constant pivots and uncertainty, Adobe Creative Cloud Express could help you take a break, improve your social media skills, and more

The Cost of Incorporating a Startup Business 12/10/2021

The Cost of Incorporating a Startup Business

The Cost of Incorporating a Startup Business
https://www.allbusiness.com/the-cost-of-incorporation-35990-1.html
#allbusiness #startup #legal

The Cost of Incorporating a Startup Business There are many steps you must take to incorporate, most with associated fees or costs.

Dogecoin, stimulus checks, and meme stocks were among Google’s top trending searches in 2021 12/09/2021

Dogecoin, stimulus checks, and meme stocks were among Google’s top trending searches in 2021

Dogecoin, stimulus checks, and meme stocks were among Google’s top trending searches in 2021
http://ow.ly/HfwO50H6xm4
#fastcompany #2021searchtrends

Dogecoin, stimulus checks, and meme stocks were among Google’s top trending searches in 2021 The Georgia Senate race, Squid Game, and Afghanistan also sent people searching.

Timeline photos 12/08/2021

Catch Mason SBDC Senior Business Counselor, Bernard A Ferret tomorrow, Dec 9th at the 1st session of 2021/2022 WIT WBO event series!

Learn more about this and register now!

Session 1 - Exploring the Key Characteristics of a Thriving Business
http://ow.ly/Vitp50H6BxV

#womenintechnology #freeevent @WITWomenDC

Catch Mason SBDC Senior Business Counselor, Bernard A Ferret tomorrow, Dec 9th at the 1st session of 2021/2022 WIT WBO event series!

Learn more about this and register now!

Session 1 - Exploring the Key Characteristics of a Thriving Business
http://ow.ly/Vitp50H6BxV

#womenintechnology #freeevent @WITWomenDC

Inflation and Omicron May Not Affect 2021 Holiday Shopping Season 12/08/2021

Inflation and Omicron May Not Affect 2021 Holiday Shopping Season

Inflation and Omicron May Not Affect 2021 Holiday Shopping Season
http://ow.ly/Y5zt50H6xbp
#smallbiztrendz #2021shoppingtrends #nationalretailfoundation

Inflation and Omicron May Not Affect 2021 Holiday Shopping Season The holiday season could surpass forecast spending figures and equate to a record year, despite inflation, supply chain issues and COVID-19 challenges.

SEO and Social Selling - *Webinar (Live)* - PW 12/08/2021

SEO and Social Selling - *Webinar (Live)* - PW

Happening in less than an hour! 10 AM eastern today! (12/8) Spots available; No-cost, Live online training!

SEO and Social Selling
- https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=110410039
Register now!

SEO and Social Selling - *Webinar (Live)* - PW Co-sponsor(s) & Partner(s): Prince William County Department of Economic Development & Prince William Chamber of Commerce

Anatomy of a Murder: How Hackers are Killing Small Businesses - *Webinar (Live)* - PW 12/07/2021

Anatomy of a Murder: How Hackers are Killing Small Businesses - *Webinar (Live)* - PW

Just announced!!
Coming up on Jan 26, 2022 - An impressive line-up who train & provide insight on #Cybersecurity!

Check out details of this NO-COST online event here - https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=110420003

Anatomy of a Murder: How Hackers are Killing Small Businesses - *Webinar (Live)* - PW Guest Speaker from Webster Bank: Kevin Thompson, SVP, Manager of Fraud Services, will discuss trends Webster Bank is seeing with respect to BEC, and what they are doing to protect customers against it.

SEO and Social Selling - *Webinar (Live)* - PW 12/07/2021

SEO and Social Selling - *Webinar (Live)* - PW

TOMORROW--> Dec. 8 at 10 AM
** SEO and Social Selling ** | (Live webinar, No Cost)
Register - https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=110410039
Give your business website and social media channels new life in the new year!

SEO and Social Selling - *Webinar (Live)* - PW Co-sponsor(s) & Partner(s): Prince William County Department of Economic Development & Prince William Chamber of Commerce

The 12 Days of Christmas Retail 12/07/2021

The 12 Days of Christmas Retail

The 12 Days of Christmas Retail: Tips to Maximize Your Holiday Sales
https://www.allbusiness.com/the-12-days-of-christmas-retail-31752-1.html
#allbusiness #Retailtips #holidaysalescalendar

The 12 Days of Christmas Retail The holiday season can make or break your year as an independent retailer. Here are a dozen daily tips to maximize your sales before the big day arrives.

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We provide one-on-one counseling services and training to small businesses in Fairfax County, Arlington County, Prince William County, and Richmond at no cost to our clients thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. Mason SBDC is funded through a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Virginia SBDC Network, and George Mason University – Mason Enterprise Center, Manassas City EDA, and Prince William County Economic Development Authority.

Please visit our website at www.masonsbdc.org for more information and to request counseling. You can reach us at (703) 277-7747 and [email protected]


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