Enterforce: SBA's 2014 Small Business Person of the Year Runner-up
Marie O’Brien was working at an engineering staffing firm in 2001 and saw an opportunity. Most staffing decisions were influenced more by the proximity of vendors than by the benefit to the clients’ bottom line. Could she create a model that better served clients? The answer became yes. O’Brien established Enterforce in 2001. As she was preparing to start her business, she turned to SCORE to help lay the groundwork, consulting extensively with SCORE mentor John Patzke. He helped her in all aspects of developing the business, including structure, bylaws, financial issues, developing a business plan and more. He also connected her to her accountant and banker as well as other professionals. Marie attributes her tremendous success to the early work she did with SCORE.
Ultimately, Marie developed the “Enterforce Advantage”, a business model that creates value for her customers by providing a vendor-... Read More