1-on-1 Counseling

No-Cost Coaching and Guidance

Our experienced counselors are here to help you plan, start, manage, and grow your business.

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Business Plan

Create a business plan that will describe the goals and vision of your business.

  • Resources and Templates
  • Mission, Vision, Values
  • Organizational Structure
  • Legal Entities
  • Revenue projections
  • Cost Budgeting

Business Strategy

Refine your business roadmap to secure a competitive advantage in the market.

  • Lean Business Principles
  • Business Model Development
  • Competitive and SWOT Analysis
  • Channel Strategy
  • Growth Planning and Scaling


Whether you want to launch or expand your business, make sure you get the best advice.

  • Funding Resources
  • Capital strategy & Assessment
  • Bank Presentation Review
  • Investor Pitch Preparation
  • Solicitation Pricing Table review
  • Metrics / Dashboard / Scorecard Development

Government Contracting

With all of the jargons and certifications needed, a seasoned counselor can walk you through each step.

  • Government Contracting Fundamentals
  • Review of Capability Statements
  • SBA Set-asides guidance
  • State & Local Procurement
  • Customer Acquisition Fundamentals


Discuss the ways in which you can leverage your resources to spread your company’s message, brand, product, or service.

  • Understanding Marketing Maturity Phases
  • Traditional & Digital Marketing
  • Customer Segmentation, Target Marketing
  • SEO, SERP and Site Reviews
  • Branding and Positioning
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Strategic and Tactical Marketing Planning/Execution


Creating a proper sales strategy is just one of the ways you can increase your revenue.

  • Sales Pipeline Fundamentals
  • Sales Strategy and Planning
  • E-commerce Considerations
  • Business Briefing
  • Customer Acquisition

Ready to take the next step?

Register now to schedule a FREE 1-on-1 counseling session for your business.

You can also contact us at (703) 261-4105 or email help@masonsbdc.org if you have any questions.

If you are already registered, please contact the team via email or phone to set up an appointment.

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Our Policies

Appointment Policy

Clients may schedule up to 2 appointments (must be 3 weeks apart) with a Mason SBDC counselor.
Please note – Any additional appointments must be recommended by the counselor.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policy: Please be advised that a 24-hour* notice is required to cancel an upcoming appointment.*Notification has to occur during regular business hours: Mon- Fri, 9 AM – 5 PM (Not weekends)

Failure to do so inconveniences counselors and the program’s clients who are on the waiting list for an appointment.

You are considered a no-show if you miss your appointment without notifying the team or counselor.

  1. A ‘missed appointment’ notice will be sent for the first occurrence and marked on our records
  2. Any subsequent no-shows will be flagged as well.
  3. Missing or Cancelling appointments twice in a row or three times within a three-month period will result in suspension of services.
  4. You will be suspended from scheduling an appointment for six months. 

To comply with notification requirements please email help@masonsbdc.org or give us a call at 703-261-4105 to inform us of your cancellation.