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Nanmac Corporation Wins National SBA Exporter Award

Dan Nanigian, president of Massachusetts-based NANMAC Corporation, has been named the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2010 National Exporter of the Year according to an announcement made by Karen Mills, Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

After winning the state and regional awards, Nanigian’s information was sent for National competition where he was also named the National Small Business Exporter of the Year.

The Small Business Exporter of the Year Award is presented annually to an individual or individuals who own and operate a business engaged in exporting. Nominations are evaluated on several criteria, including: (1) Increased sales, profits and/or growth of employment because of exporting. (2) Creative overseas marketing strategies. (3) Effective solutions to export-related problems and (4) Voluntary assistance with other firms engaged in exporting.

Dan accepted the award during ceremonies in celebration of the National... Read More

Small Business Exporter Receives Guidance Growth from SCORE

Amy Frey’s international trade consulting business, ATC International, Inc., of Silver Spring, Md., began in 1991 with boomerangs. And her business has been booming ever since. Her dream of a career in international trade began as a child when her father would return from foreign trips with a gift of a doll dressed in native attire. But instead of dreaming of a doll house, Frey dreamed of a warehouse.

In college and graduate school Frey studied international business. After graduation, Frey was offered a job in Australia identifying companies to receive government grants and assistance for exporting.

As Frey was preparing to leave Australia in 1990, several companies impressed with her skills suggested she provide consulting services upon her return to the U.S.

That suggestion led Frey to start ATC International. The company began in a small bedroom with a fax machine. “The fax would ring in the middle of the night (which was the middle of the day... Read More

While his peers are participating in sports, school plays and working at hourly jobs, Brian Hendricks is on the phone with clients and partners across the nation developing business plans and researching ways to make his businesses better. Brian is the founder of StartUpPc and VB Solutions, Inc.

StartUpPc is a located in Potomac, Md., and was founded in September 2001 to sell custom-built computers and computer services for home users, home office, small businesses and students. StartUpPc’s focus is providing performance systems and quality services with state-of-the-art Web sites with a unique solution toward custom-built PCs. Its services include design, installation of systems, training, networking and on-site support. It also provides a gear store where customers can purchase computer components and accessories at a discounted, wholesale price.

To assist his customers with the decision-making process, Brian developed a program called E-Builder, an electronic... Read More