MEC Leesburg gains seven new members

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Since August, the MEC-Leesburg team has onboarded NiyamIT, Integrity Technology Group, Fullerton & Knowles, ManMade Creative, SDS Advisors, QRS LLC, and Colvin Run Networks. MEC-Leesburg Regional Director, Susan Henson, said, “MEC-Leesburg continues to see strong interest in our programs due in large part to the success we have in grooming and graduating companies.” Between January […]

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BRCI and Catalyst Operations & Analytics receive HUBZone certification

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MEC-Leesburg members BRC International Corp and Catalyst Operations & Analytics LLC have received their HUBZone certification. The Small Business Administration manages the HUBZone program, a certification with both office geographic location and employee profile requirements. Once certified, companies are able to gain access to a specific set of Contracting set-asides. Krag Reinertson, Principal at BRC […]

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Northrop Grumman speaker talks at MEC-Leesburg

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The MEC in Loudoun conducts Contractor Chat events in partnership with the Town of Leesburg Economic Development. The meetup provides insights into federal contracting, and it allows companies to connect with potential teaming partners in an interactive, educational format. October’s session featured Carla Undurraga, Sector Manager for Global Supplier Diversity Programs and Small Business Liaison […]

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Makpar graduates with HUBZone designation and higher sales

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After three years, Makpar Corp graduated from the MEC-Leesburg business incubator with their HUBZone designation, sales that went from $400,000 in 2015 to $4+ million for 2018, and a staff that grew from two to 48 employees.  According to Seema Khan, CEO of Makpar Corp.  “The opportunity to network and learn from other company executives […]

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MEC-Leesburg welcomes four new incubator members

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With specialties ranging from behind-the-wheel-drivers instruction to federal-risk-management consulting, four new members of driver — Realized Intelligent Solutions Corp, Baseline, LLC, J L Fristad, PLLC, and Winding Road Driving Academy — are joining a diverse entrepreneurial community.

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Creating Your Business Plan

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In order to be successful as a small business owner you need a plan. That plan can take many forms but one of the most common and useful formats is the “traditional” business plan. This is the document that most financial institutions and investors will ask for when you approach them about funding. It will […]

Determining the Right Customer Mix

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Some business owners view their business as a 3-legged stool….the product/service they provide, their customers and their business team.  When all three are working well in a way that produces sufficient gross revenue to derive a profit (after expenses and salaries) the business is deemed profitable.  This business may even be able to reinvest profits […]

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