How does it work?

CrimDell Business Counseling 

COVID-19 has had a severe impact on Williamsburg and the surrounding area. In partnership with the Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center (SBDC), students from the Raymond A. Mason School of Business are offering 10 hours of free counseling services to help. 

 

Your business has the opportunity to work directly with William & Mary’s student-run CrimDell Small Business Network to form plans and implement strategies to aid in recovery. Projects to be conducted can include cash flow analysis, digital marketing strategy, disaster relief loan navigation, reopening strategies, or other COVID related challenges. The process per project is below. 

If you would like to participate, please fill out the 641 form, specifying ‘CrimDell Counseling’ in the services requested write-in, through the HRSBDC website and fill out the form below confirming the submission of the 641 form. We will contact you shortly for next steps and look forward to a lasting partnership!

 

Process per project:

 

  • Business client to complete the 641 form

    to become a client of the SBDC.

  • Business client is assigned a team of 2 students.

  • Initial meeting to establish project focus and scope.

  • Team of 2 students work to form a project outline.

    • Information from your business will be requested as needed.

  • Business project outline is signed off on by an SBDC Official. 

  • Students will source data and information to finalize their recommendation. 

  • Final recommendation approved by an SBDC Official.

  • Business team presents the recommendations to the business client and outlines the next steps.  

 

We expect these 10 hours to be completed over a two-week period, consisting of both time spent meeting with your business and research conducted by the CrimDell business analysts. 

Our business counseling services are:

  • Effective - We have years of experience helping small businesses succeed

  • Confidential - All our clients, their businesses, and related information are kept strictly confidential - we will not sell or provide your information to anyone without your permission.

  • Free - Our business counseling services are provided free of charge to businesses and entrepreneurs

Please register in order to receive free, confidential business advice from our advisors. Registration is fast, easy, and free.

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