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Redmond Exporter Named the state of Washington’s 2015 Small Business Exporter of the Year

Release Date: 
Monday, May 4, 2015
Release Number: 
SDOPR 15-16
Matthew Williams, 206-553-7315

Vishal Misri, owner of Posh Technologies Inc., was named the 2015 Small Business Exporter of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Seattle District Office at an awards gala at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Wash., on April 30, 2015.

Posh Technologies Inc. scored high in the six judging criteria areas which include (1) increased sales, profit and growth of employment; (2) employed creative overseas marketing strategies; (3) utilized effective solutions to export-related problems; (4) demonstrated encouragement of other small businesses to export; (5) assisted other small businesses entering the export market; and (6) cooperated with other businesses in the creation of export trading companies and introduction of unique trading relationships, products or services.

Vishal Misri is the founder and CEO of Posh Technologies Inc., a product and solutions company that has progressed in just four years from initial start-up to 478% growth, with offices in five different countries producing $7 million in revenue.

 “Posh Industries Inc. is one of the many small businesses that are showing what hard work and dedication to an idea can produce,” District Director Nancy Porzio said. “Vishal Misri has taken an idea and made it an international reality, providing services across the globe. He is a great example of what Small Business Week is all about: entrepreneurs chasing their dreams.”

The company has developed operation productivity applications and software in a wide range of industries, from healthcare to travel. Misri leads, directs, supports and challenges employees every day to ensure that they grow in their careers and deliver the end results for customers.

Misri stated how important it was to create and keep to a vision.

“Have an end goal in mind and a vision of what you want to accomplish,” Misri said. “Entrepreneurship and small businesses are full of challenges. They require constant hard work to overcome the never-ending obstacles.”

Misri has used SBA’s loan services twice to make use of expanded working capital to help make his dreams for his business a reality.

“National Small Business Week is a time to recognize the impact small businesses has on our country,” said Regional Administrator Calvin Goings. “It’s a chance to celebrate the dedicated, hard-working small business owners who are making a difference in their communities.”

Each year since 1963, the President has issued a proclamation calling for the celebration of National Small Business Week. SBA recognizes outstanding small business owners for their personal successes and contributions to our nation.