Deborah (Debi) Roder manages Small Business Majority’s Entrepreneurship Program, which provides key resources and education to entrepreneurs seeking to start and grow their businesses. Debi builds partnerships with organizations that similarly support entrepreneurs, as well as manages content for the program's online web portal and educational events. She also helps track and evaluate the program's activities.
Debi’s career prior to joining Small Business Majority has focused on supporting entrepreneurs, small businesses and startups. Previously, she worked at NASA’s Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization supporting small businesses getting contracts with the agency and worked one-on-one with hundreds of business owners at the Loudoun Small Business Development Center. She also served as the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Manager at the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, where she created an award-winning entrepreneurial ecosystem. She has worked with small business owners on everything from business plans to marketing and financials and has created hundreds of educational and networking events for entrepreneurs.