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Who are we?

Named after the landmark CrimDell Bridge on William and Mary's campus, the CrimDell Small Business Network strives to create a supportive long-term relationship between William & Mary and the surrounding community. 

CrimDell SBN is a student-run organization offering free counseling to help small businesses navigate challenges, from the impacts of the pandemic and beyond.

We offer the experience and expertise of students, faculty, and associates from Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary, preparing small business owners for sustainable growth.


Our mission? 

To empower small business owners and William & Mary students by fostering community, disseminating resources, and building lasting partnerships in the Greater Williamsburg area.

About Us


Small Businesses Helped

Across 9 counties in the Greater Williamsburg Area


Jobs Retained

At small businesses through CrimDell SBN efforts


Minority-Owned Businesses

Includes: Women Majority, Veterans, Non-White, and Disability Owned Businesses



Encompasses: retail, transportation, education, food service, and more

Meet the Executive Board

The CrimDell Small Business Network has engaged more than 30 students, including William & Mary undergraduates and graduate candidates. The Executive Board has an incredible support team, composed of W&M alumni, faculty, staff, and executive partners that provide strategic advice.



Sarah Carlsen

Managing Director - Internal


Shassata Fahim

Managing Director - External

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Tarek Elamine 

Director of Finance


Nicholas Harnish

Director of Partnerships 


Director of Marketing