World Wide Technology, Inc.
World Wide Technology, Inc., was the bold name that Dave Steward gave his start-up company of five people located in 4000 square feet of office space. Dave founded the company in August 1990 and reached out for help from the SBA on February 2, 1992. Today, WWT is a leading Systems Integrator that provides technology solutions to customers around the world.
He attributes a great deal of his success to SBA’s St. Louis District Office. Steward says he walked into the SBA office when he applied for SBA’s 8(a) program and stated that he would have $15 million in sales in the first year. SBA employees challenged him to reach those goals and he has long since surpassed them.
WWT now employs 1,381 people in 48 states and six countries--South Korea, Singapore, China, Germany, Brazil and Mexico. Sales now exceed $3.4 billion.
Steward attributes WWT’s growth to getting help in the right place at the right time. He describes the company as “flexible, innovative, with an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to raise the bar in brining technical solutions and value that go above and beyond.”