Let’s Get Your Business
Mission Ignition is an educational collaborative designed to help a business of any sized establish, grow, and thrive in Prince William County, Virginia. Built to last, so that way your business can outlast.
Our First Course
Launching your business into the Stratosphere
Launching your business into the Stratos-phere
This ten-part course is designed to take anyone from creating a profitable business model from just an idea, to establishing a legal entity, to making your first month’s income, and everything in between. Classes start generic at first, and become more specific to residents of Prince William County as the course progresses.
In this session, you will see Hussain Shah from Mason SBDC explore the creation of content for your digital presence and the tools for automating the push of content and measurement of marketplace engagement.
In this session, you will see George Siragusa & Timm Johnson from Mason SBDC teach you about finding the outside sources of funding and developing the pitch needed to secure that funding.
In this session, you will see Hussain Shah from Mason SBDC work with you to create a brand identity and walk you through how to build a compelling website and social media presence to attract customers and generate leads.
Course RecordingHomework These are the homework assignment(s) for this session... Finalize your Value Propostion Design (from Session 1) Complete Draft V 1.0 of the BMC (from Session 2) Compile a list of potential questions to be asked as part of the market discovery...
Course Recording Please note: Brickyard is working on improving the audio for future sessions going forward. We ask for your patience as we implement these changes...Homework These are the homework assignment(s) for this session... Business Model Canvas Worksheet (PDF...
Course Recording Please note: Brickyard is working on improving the audio for future sessions going forward. We ask for your patience as we implement these changes...Homework These are the homework assignment(s) for this session... Value Propostion Design Worksheet...
Mission Ignition is an educational collaborative between several like minded organizations, that is designed to help anyone in Prince William County start, maintain, or expand a business. While Mission Ignition only has one course offering for small businesses in the future, we have hopes to expand the program to offer up-to-date, free course offerings to better fit the ecosystem of businesses residing in county borders.
The program curriculum is headed up by Mason Small Business Development Center, and is backed by Prince William County Economic Development to ensure accuracy of information and curriculum relevancy every step of the way.
Our goal is to expand your vision, your mission, and your dreams, the only question is how high you wish to fly!
Mission Ignition’s Plans for
We are presently looking for methods to expand Mission Ignition and our course offerings in the coming year (2022). We are entertaining a ‘Government Contracting Start-Up’ course to introduce businesses to the world of government contracting, a ‘Taking Your Business to the Next Level’ course for more established businesses, and potentially launching smaller course offerings on topics like business law.
With that said, we’d love your input on what we should do next! If you are an individual who wants to teach a course on a particular subject, or an interested student who has a hunger to learn about a particular topic, drop us a line by clicking the button below. We’d love to hear from you and understand what we can do to provide you the best resources possible.