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1099 Business Counselors

The Capital Region SBDC is looking to hire several 1099 Counselors to it’s counseling team. The center, which re-launched in the Richmond metro area in November 2020, has experienced extremely high demand for one-on-one small business coaching/advising and would like to expand it’s capacity to better serve the region’s small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.


As a 1099 Counselor, you would work one-on-one with clients that have registered for services via the Capital Region SBDC website. You will help them address their pressing business needs and set them up with a firm foundation for ongoing success. You will assist clients with one or all of the following needs, depending on your area of expertise: marketing, finance, strategy, operations, HR & employee issues, e-commerce, access to capital, etc.



  • Former or current business ownership experience
  • A high-level working knowledge of all functions of business and various business models
  • The ability to coach and constructively partner with a diverse population of business owners and a wide array of businesses and industries
  • Capacity to book up to 5 hours of counseling meetings per week if necessary


What to Expect:

  • You set your own schedule
  • Times of the year may be busier than others, so capacity needs may not be consistent from month to month
  • Client data must be entered into the SBDC proprietary database within 1 week of each client meeting
  • $50/hour, paid once invoice is approved by Center Director

Interested in partnering with us?

Send us an email with your resume with the subject line “1099 Business Counselor” to info@capitalregionvasbdc.com