SBDC Seeks Volunteer Counselors under New Director

Posted: July 31, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Elena Barbre

Jane Luxenberg is the new director of the Fairfax Small Business Development Center (SBDC), one of four centers in the Northern Virginia SBDC network, part of the School of Public Policy’s Mason Enterprise Center. The centers offer one-on-one counseling, training seminars, and resource materials for those with prospective or existing small businesses in the area.

One of Luxenberg’s primary goals as director is to expand the Fairfax center’s free counseling program by increasing the number of volunteers from local businesses who are available to share their insights and experience with those new to the business arena. She also plans to expand the center’s library, especially its online resources, and hopes the center will serve as a facilitator for clients who are not comfortable or familiar with navigating the Internet.

“The SBDC is Fairfax’s best kept secret,” says Luxenberg. “We are here to help the local business community, and we want to do that in any way we can.”

Luxenberg has been involved with the small business community for 22 years, and has served the Northern Virginia SBDC network for eight years in roles ranging from volunteer business counselor to seminar instructor. She also helped start the South Fairfax Business Resource Program, now called the Community Business Partnership.

For more information or to volunteer as a business counselor, call (703) 277-7700 or visit the SBDC web site.

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