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SBA celebrates Black History Month with York Pa. small business

Advisory Date: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Advisory Number: 
20160224-001
Contact: 
Robert Goza (610) 382-3084 | robert.goza@sba.gov
SBA Leaders Visit Woman-Owned Small Business, One on 1 Accounting & Consulting Services Feb. 29th

YORK, Pa.–The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates Black History Month by saluting minority-owned small businesses as an engine of opportunity for millions of hard-working men and women in our communities. Monday, Feb. 29th at 11:30 a.m. SBA’s Eastern Pennsylvania Director Tony Leta and SBA Harrisburg Branch Manager Solomon Wheeler visit Angela Huyghue, CEO and founder of One on 1 Accounting & Consulting, a rising star among central Pennsylvania small businesses.  Media are invited to attend.

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

Solomon Wheeler, U.S. SBA Harrisburg Branch Manager

Angela Huyghue CEO and founder, One on 1 Accounting & Consulting

Seth Springer, Esq., Tax Attorney

WHAT:  SBA visits Angela Huyghue, CEO and founder of One on 1 Accounting & Consulting during Black History Month; media tour of business with interview and photo opportunities

WHEN:   Feb. 29, 2016 at 11:30 a.m.  

WHERE: MANTEC, 600 North Hartley Street – Suite 100, York, PA 17404     

“It’s wonderful to have the opportunity to recognize the achievements of leading Pennsylvania black entrepreneurs like Angela,” 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. Entrepreneurs, who are 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.”

One on 1 Accounting & Consulting Services is a woman-and minority-owned business founded by Angela Huyghue in the summer of 2003. One on 1 Accounting & Consulting Services relocated its headquarters to York, Pa. and in part attributes its success to being centrally located with access to Pennsylvania, Maryland and Washington, D.C. 

“Once I decided to open for business in York, Kutztown Small Business Development Center (SBDC) was able to assist me with completing a business plan and helping me understand how to use the state and federal procurement tools to assist with proposal opportunities and solicitations. The SBDC has been instrumental in keeping me up to date with additional courses on how to work with Pennsylvania DOT, web design and marketing classes,” Huyghue said. “The SBDC also provided workshops regarding small business financing and stressed the importance of establishing relationships with local banks.  In this regard I was able to secure my first business line of credit (BLOC) with York Traditions Bank, which was the only financial institution in the area willing to provide me with a small BLOC.”

“The SDBC stresses the advantages of Joint Ventures when applicable and offering a ‘taste’ of your business services through volunteer efforts when available as another means of marketing your company.” 

With this training for 2015 tax season, One on 1 Accounting & Consulting Services was able to partner temporarily with Seth Springer, Esq., Tax Attorney, to engage in tax preparations this season – the firm prepares the taxes and then Springer conducts the quality control review. One on 1 Accounting & Consulting Services also has a second venture with James Jegede, CPA, owner of Exact Financial of Maryland to provide a third party quality control review of client financial records.

“Angela takes full advantage of the free training workshops we offer, from ‘Finding Government Opportunities’ to ‘How to Respond to an RFP.’ Her firm has secured MBE and WOSB certification for One on 1 Accounting in every state in the country. She is a good example of a business owner working 24/7 to grow her business, through networking and training events throughout the state of PA,” said Linda Grove, Government Marketing Specialist with Kutztown University SBDC, who has provided assistance to Huyghue for more than two years.   

The U.S. Small Business Administration has a stake in doing all it can to eliminate barriers to successful entrepreneurship.  The SBA is committed to supporting minority-owned small businesses and underserved communities through a nationwide network of over 900 Small Business Development Center locations.  Pennsylvania has 18 SBDCs located throughout the state.

The U.S. Small Business Administration is an independent federal agency of the U.S. government whose mission is to help small businesses start, grow and succeed through loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. SBA also helps people recover from disasters and rebuild their lives by providing affordable, timely and accessible financial assistance to homeowners, renters and businesses.

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