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Air Force Veteran Secures IT Systems with SBA’s Help

Giovanni Suarez has always been entrepreneurial, but it was his military experience that made the difference when he decided to strike out on his own.  He had been working for large defense contractor when he noticed the small business requirements the company needed to fulfill.  That observation, coupled with his unique capabilities, industry certification, and appropriate security clearances, coalesced into the idea to start his own business-- National Information Assurance Corporation (dba NIACORP)-- offering information assurance, communications security, and operational support primarily to the federal government and national defense organizations. 

As early as age six or seven, Mr. Suarez sold fruit from his grandfather’s farm, cleaned cars and helped his mother sell her baked goods just to have his own money.  A member of a large family, he always looked for ways to have funds of his own and was willing to work hard to accomplish his goals.  His parents say that even... Read More