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SBA Celebrates Black History Month with Exton-based Woman-Owned Small Business

Advisory Date: 
Monday, February 22, 2016
Advisory Number: 
20160222-001
Contact: 
Robert Goza (610) 382-3084 | robert.goza@sba.gov
SBA officials visit 8(a) firm Full Circle, Inc. February 24th

PHILADELPHIA– U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio Leta celebrates Black History Month with 8(a) and Woman-Owned Small Business Full Circle, Inc. Feb. 24, 2016 at 11 a.m. Media are invited to attend.

WHO:  Antonio Leta, U.S. SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director

Alicia Williams, President, Full Circle, Inc.

Denean Williams, CFO, Full Circle, Inc.

Jennifer Tilden, U.S. SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Lead Business Opportunity Specialist

WHAT:  SBA visits with Alicia Williams, President and CEO of Full Circle, Inc. during Black History Month; media tour of business with interview and photo opportunities

WHEN:   Feb. 24, 2016 at 11 a.m.

WHERE: Full Circle, Inc. 740 Springdale Dr., Exton, PA 19341

“It’s wonderful to have the opportunity to recognize the achievements of leading Pennsylvania black entrepreneurs like Full Circle,” said Antonio (Tony) Leta, U.S. SBA Eastern Pennsylvania director. “In February, SBA joins the American celebration and remembrance of the important milestones highlighted during Black History Month, united and inspired by the uniquely American dream that every person, with hard work and dedication, has the potential to achieve remarkable things. During this time, SBA’s Eastern Pennsylvania District focuses on the men and women who sacrificed and strove to achieve a better future through entrepreneurship.”

Full Circle is a highly successful, woman-owned, SBA (8a), EDWOSB, WOSB certified firm providing information systems, education and training, and program management to Federal government agencies. Full Circle has a proven track record of providing efficient and effective professional services to help federal agency and commercial market missions.

“Our mission at Full Circle is to help deliver superior IT talent and training to individuals and organizations to help them achieve their full potential.   Full Circle provides individuals the access to the education, the work experiences, and the guidance required to realize true potential,” said Alicia Williams, CEO, Full Circle, Inc. “Growing a business is a tremendous task. It takes time, fortitude, skill and passion. I keep the quote, ‘Have a vision. Be demanding’ by Colin Powell, in the forefront of my mind. It reminds me to never give up and keep my eye on the goal of building a great business, no matter the challenges!”

This visit is part of the SBA’s month-long commitment to celebrating Black American-owned firms, in honor of February’s Black History Month. Events have been coordinated throughout the month and the district highlighting the diversity and contribution of Black American businesses and residents in Eastern Pennsylvania. Black Americans are one of five minorities specifically highlighted in the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program for socially and economically disadvantaged individuals; Full Circle was accepted into the 8(a) program two years ago for a nine-year term.

“Full Circle is a uniquely-placed small business in the federal arena,” said Lead Business Opportunity Specialist Jennifer Tilden. “Holding a woman-owned small business certification, an 8(a) certification, and qualifying as a Small Disadvantaged Business, they are in the position to take full advantage of the many opportunities the procurement field has to offer. We’re very lucky to have such a vibrant and high-growth firm in our portfolio.”

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