Mason SBDC

The Mason Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) is a partnership between the SBA and GMU providing free educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Mason SBDC is funded through a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Small Business Administration, Virginia SBDC Network, and George Mason University – Mason Enterprise Center.

The Mason SBDC is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. SBA-funded programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.

Bob Smith

Director, Mason Small Business Development Center, George Mason University

Over 30 years’ experience creating, managing and funding start-up businesses in print and digital media. Spending most of my time helping new startups avoid making any of my old mistakes. Always looking for the next opportunity.

Specialties: Business strategy, online content/community, start-up development and financing, hand puppets

Ankur Mittal

Computer Science student, Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University
Technology Project Coordinator, Mason Small Business Development Center

Phimolwan (Aung) Shepelev

Assistant Director, Mason Small Business Development Center, Mason Enterprise Center at Geroge Mason University

Aung Shepelev coordinates services that generate over $9 million in capital formation, 25 new business starts, 200 new jobs, and 650 retained jobs per year.

Aung has  a thorough knowledge and hand-on experience with Mason Small Business Development Center and strong experience in project management, customer service, and operation control.

Aung has a Master of Business Administration from George Mason University.

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