“Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” - Peter Drucker
- If you are starting a business, the first step to working with the Loudoun Small Business Development Center is to take a Start Your Business seminar. Information and Registration can be found on our Calendar
- If you are already in business in Loudoun County or you live in Loudoun County, fill out the Request for Counseling and we will contact you.
For you, maybe that courageous decision will be to decide it is time to fix what isn’t working in your business and seek professional small business counseling….or even to start the business you have always dreamed of. Loudoun Small Business Development Center (SBDC), located within Mason Enterprise Center (MEC) in Historic Downtown Leesburg, within Loudoun County, can help.
Loudoun SBDC is part of the Virginia SBDC network, the most extensive business development program in the Commonwealth. The network is a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration, George Mason University-Mason Enterprise Center and other premier local host organizations throughout Virginia.
Who do we work with? Loudoun County residents and Loudoun County business owners, including residential and virtual business owners within the Mason Enterprise Center in Leesburg/Loudoun County. NOTE: If you are in the start-up phase of your business, we ask you to first attend a Start Your Business seminar. After completing that $10 seminar, simply call the office to schedule your counseling appointment. Please see our calendar for the Start Your Business seminar schedule.
Who have we worked with? Thousands of clients have successfully come before you. We helped them with their growth challenges as well as starting their new ventures. They are now successfully running their companies – destination restaurants, engineering firms, retail health and beauty spas, professional consulting firms, daycare facilities, cleaning companies and federal contracting firms, to mention only a few. Loudoun SBDC has worked with Loudoun’s small business community for 25 years, adding to the Loudoun County commercial tax base one business at a time. We would welcome the opportunity to work with you.
What do we do? We help you grow your business through small business counseling and accountability coaching. We also use financial analysis tools and market research programs to help you understand your current situation and how that compares with your industry. Through strategic planning, we can help you identify your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats…and understand how to leverage that information to GROW! Who better to learn from than a professional with similar business experiences and the expertise to help you to reach your objectives?
At our offices in the Mason Enterprise Center – Leesburg, within Loudoun County, we provide small business growth and start-up counseling and accountability coaching to you in areas such as:
- Business growth and start-up strategic planning
- Social media/blogs
- Cost maintenance and reduction tools
- Business financing – loans, crowd funding
- Web design and internet technology
- Business location/relocation
- International business – exporting
Our volunteers, more than 30 strong, are also available to you through Loudoun SBDC. Their commitment to facilitating small business owners’ and entrepreneurs’ success is borne out of their own professional experiences. Working in conjunction with the Loudoun Small Business Development Center’s staff, our volunteer counselors hail from diverse and dynamic backgrounds including, but not limited to:
- Business/strategic planning
- Law – general business and intellectual property
- Bank loans and financing
- Cash management and forecasting
- Web site design
- Management/growth of multi-state and international companies
Many are small business owners and entrepreneurs. Other volunteers bring experience from large corporations, institutions of higher learning and local government agencies. The common denominator among all is a commitment to supporting and enhancing the business community in which they live and work. So, take advantage of their knowledge and experience to grow your own business.
We look forward to working with you to help YOUR small business grow.
For questions or comments, call 703-430-7222. If you are unable to access the Request for Counseling, call 703-430-7222 to schedule your business counseling session. All counseling services are complimentary and strictly confidential.