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Associate Business Consultant

  • Category: Administration
  • Location: Rockville, Maryland
  • Work Arrangement: Hybrid
  • Type: Full-time/Flex

A nonprofit in Rockville, MD, that helps women start and grow businesses is seeking a full-time Associate Business Consultant.

Hours/Schedule:  Full-time, flex


Job Type: Contract to Hire


Location Requirements: Hybrid    

Rate: $27 – $30/ hour


  • Provide individual one-on-one counseling to businesses. 
  • Assist with organizing, scheduling, and presenting a variety of workshops. 
  • Accurately collect, record, and maintain data and metrics as required.  
  • Meet annual performance goals and metrics.  
  • Supervise intern(s). 
  • Assist with special projects and other duties as assigned.


  • Provide professional management and technical assistance counseling to the small business community in areas of financial analysis, business plan development, marketing analysis and development of marketing strategic plans, contract procurement, and loan packaging, start-up assistance, as assigned by the Program Manager. 
  • Coach new and existing small- to medium-sized business owners in the development and strategic growth of their existing businesses. 
  • Identify and recruit volunteer professionals to offer client counseling and monitor volunteer counseling sessions to ensure high-quality counseling standards are met. 
  • Organize peer counseling groups.
  • Identify and develop a mentor network to be used in providing referrals for clients as appropriate. 

Training Assistance 

  • Assist with administration and execution of trainings and workshops including online video platform management, room reservations, registration process, delivery, and data collection. 
  • Collect data and evaluations from participants and help ensure data is reported properly. 
  • Teach occasional courses and workshops on business-related topics. 

Marketing and Resource Assistance 

  • Assist with publicizing training and workshops 
  • Assist the Program Manager with building and maintaining a strong network with organizations in the regional area that supports women and minority entrepreneurs. 
  • Assist with gathering and developing resources for business owners and operators.  
  • Research and stay abreast on business and financial trends for small business entrepreneurs. 
  • Maintain and add to organization’s referral lists. 


  • Gather and record data as required and enter it into the database system.
  • Prepare accurate reports as directed. 
  • Assist with events as needed. 
  • Help foster an organizational culture that encourages collaboration and accountability. 
  • Adhere to policies and procedures.  


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, finance or related field, or Associate’s degree plus a minimum of two years of related experience. 
  • Experience in supporting small business development. 
  • Familiarity with women’s business issues. 
  • Proficiency in Spanish desired.   
  • Strong financial acumen with demonstrated experience in budget planning and forecasting.   
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.  
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders and balance competing interests. 
FlexProfessionals respects and seeks to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences of its candidate network. FlexProfessionals does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. The candidates whose resumes are shared with our business clients are selected on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.  
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