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									       Florida Affiliate of WBENC




ANNUAL REPORT 2006
   Table of Contents
Letter from the President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

Executive Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

Board of Directors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

Corporate Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

Done Deals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

Florida Forums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

WBEs by Region . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Awards & Congratulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Website & Newsletter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

Testimonials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-12
                               From the President
                               It is my pleasure to present our 2006 Annual Report.

                               On behalf of Board of Directors and the WBDC staff we would like to
                               formally thank our 2006 Corporate Sponsors for their continued
                               support and confidence in our programs and activities. We could not
                               have achieved, and in many instances, surpassed our goals for 2006
                               without their help.

The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is the Florida affiliate of the Women’s Business
Enterprise National Council. The WBDC is a Florida Not for Profit 501 c 3 Corporation whose
mission is to assist in the establishment and growth of women in business. Our programs are designed
to develop skills and knowledge for women in business. The WBDC is an advocate for women
business owners in the public and private sectors. The Center promotes and fosters relationships
between its members, corporations and the federal government.

The year 2006 proved to be a banner year for the WBDC. First, Miami Beach was selected as the
host city for WBENC’s national conference - Women in Business 2006 – which was attended by more
than 3,000 certified and non-certified women owned businesses and corporate representatives from
around the country. Highlights included the WIB 2006 trade show, networking, educational
workshops and matchmaker opportunities.

Next, our center experienced an increase in annual revenues by 42%. In addition we increased the
number of certification and recertification requests processed by the WBDC by 36%. We are especially
proud to report that our recertification rate is over 80%!

Finally, we implemented new initiatives which included the launching of our monthly on-line newsletter
WomensBusiness.Info. Our newsletter includes valuable information for, and about, WBEs. In
addition our website, www.womensbusiness.info was redesigned and it includes information about our
corporate sponsors, news and upcoming events, business resources, as well as access to the WBENC
database. I am proud to report that website hits have reached an average of 3,000 per month.

Our goals for 2007 include increasing our database of WBEs, maintaining our high recertification
rate and increasing our sponsorship revenues.

On behalf of the WBDC staff I wish you a prosperous 2007 and look forward to continued success in
the New Year.

Sincerely,

GNA Allen
President and CEO
WBDC/Florida Affiliate of WBENC
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                       Executive Summary



Included in this annual report is information on the Women’s Business Development Center, our Women Business
Enterprises (WBEs), the Board of Directors, corporate partners and general statistics on our growth and development
for 2006.
The WBDC Board of Directors is a dynamic group of business professionals that offers financial support and business
expertise to the Center for our programs. Our Board of Directors includes representatives from Citibank, Memorial
Healthcare System, Microsoft Corporation, North Broward Hospital District, Office Depot, Scripps Florida, and the
Small Business Administration.
To further our resources the WBDC will continue to work with several organizations as we strive to solidify Strategic
Alliances and sign memoranda of understanding with them in 2007: Women Impacting Public Policy, The
Commonwealth Institute, Latina Style, US Women’s Chamber of Commerce, NAWBO, NAFE, WeCAI, and local
chambers of commerce.
Throughout 2006 we had 14 very special Corporate Partners who offered their financial support and guidance to the
Center. Some of them are represented on our Board of Directors, but the majority represent companies who have a
commitment to supplier diversity and specifically with women owned businesses. These Corporate Partners provide
access to new markets, corporate buyers and decision makers for our members.
In 2006, the WBDC reported 35 Done Deals between WBEs and Corporations, as well as, deals between WBEs and
other WBEs. Equally impressive is the fact that 74 of our WBEs reported awards and recognition that they have
received for their business success. This includes 15 WBEs who were listed in 24 of the Florida Business Journals’ Top
Lists. In addition 59 WBEs received awards and recognition in various media outlets.
As the Florida affiliate of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council the WBDC provides certification and re-
certification services for women business enterprises with headquarters in the state of Florida (minus the panhandle of
Florida). We have 309 certified WBEs in our database. For program purposes we have divided our territory by
region: South Florida, Central Florida and North Florida. The WBDC hired a Central Florida Coordinator whose
duties include corporate and sponsorship outreach, as well as WBE development in Central Florida. We have
included a map of certified WBEs by region for your review and information.
             The year 2006 has been a banner year for the WBDC as revealed in our statistics and charts. In
             addition we launched our re-designed website and on-line newsletter. We are proud to report that the


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             website received approximately 3000 monthly hits. Our on-line newsletter is published monthly and
             contains over 20 pages of information for, and about, our WBEs.
             The last section of the annual report contains testimonials from our WBEs regarding our services and
             programs.
     Board of Directors


 The WBDC/FL Affiliate of WBENC owes a huge debt of gratitude to its
Board of Directors. We appreciate their tireless efforts, their consistent
            support and their vision for who we can be.

                              Officers
                     Dana Hightower, Chairperson
                 Memorial Healthcare System Support Services

                         Shari Francis, Treasurer
                                Office Depot

                          LaRae Floyd Secretary
                      North Broward Hospital District



                    Board Members
                              Audric Dodds
                              Scripps Florida

                               Althea Harris
                       Small Business Administration

                        Robert McCormes Ballou
                               Office Depot

                                Sam Hines
                              CareerXchange

                             Barbara Romani
                                  Citibank

                              Priscilla Tudela
                        Microsoft Business Solutions
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            Corporate Council




                           2006 Corporate Council

                            •   Bank of America
                            •   Broward Public Schools
                            •   Citibank
                            •   City of Miami
                            •   Darden Restaurants
                            •   Disney World
                            •   Major League Baseball
                            •   Miami Dade Aviation Department
                            •   Microsoft
                            •   Memorial Healthcare System
                            •   North Broward Hospital District
                            •   Office Depot
                            •   Scripps
                            •   Total Bank

    The Center’s Corporate Council helps us to accomplish our mission and to
    achieve our goals in many important ways including access to new markets
    for our members, access to corporate buyers and decision makers, and
    sponsorship of our activities, programs and marketing efforts.




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                               Done Deals



Company Name                                               Contracting Company
Advantage Destination & Meeting Services, Inc.             Office Depot
Baby Abuelita Productions, Inc.                            WalMart
Codebench, Inc.                                            Hub Info Tech Co. Ltd. of Seoul, South Korea
Customized Promotional Resources                           WBENC; Office Depot (multiple)
Doubletake Studios                                         WBENC (multiple)
EEO Consultants, Inc.                                      Florida Department of Transportation
Eliassen & Associates, Inc.                                South Florida Super Bowl XLI Host Committee
Employment History Bureau, Inc. (EHB)                      Federated Department Stores
                                                           (Macy'sNorth, Macy's Midwest, and Lord & Taylor)
Flexible Executives, LLC                                   Liaison Search Associates
Kobie Marketing, Inc.                                      Verizon
Landry & Kling, Inc.                                       International Cricket Council (ICC)
LanguageSpeak                                              Citigroup
LimitLess International, Inc.                              MacDill Air Force Base Tampa, FL
Manor Steel Fabricators                                    Suntrust Bank
Palmetto Steel Magnolia, Inc.                              Manor Steel Fabricators
Privacy Strips, LLC                                        Don Shula's Hotel
Remember Me Promotional Specialists                        Pro Image Installers, Inc.
Rose Lee Productions Inc.                                  GM; Florida Independent Living Council
Scandinavian Builders, Inc.                                Bank United
Sobol Fashion Productions, Inc.                            Gulfstream Park; Boca Town Center Mall
Sweet Boutique Inc.                                        Wal-Mart
Superior Design International, Inc.                        Lenovo, Inc.; Rockwell Automation
TechHouse Integrated Information Systems Solutions, Inc.   Motorola
The Management Edge, Inc.                                  Day Star Promotions; T. Wynne Art & Design, Inc.
TheSafetyDoctor.com, Inc.

TouchPoint, Inc.
                                                           Shell Oil; CIBA Chemical; Missouri Employers
                                                           Mutual, US Dept of Energy, US Dept of Labor
                                                           NASCAR
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                                                                        WBEs     By Region
                                                                                                                                              Grindstone Development Inc.
NORTH FLORIDA                              Educational Systems for the Future®              TheSafetyDoctor.com                               Happy and Healthy Products, Inc.
A & D Mobile Repair, Inc.                  Elite Roofing Services, Inc.                     Thomas Sign and Awning Company                    Human Capital Management, Inc.
Advantus Corporation                       eMASON, Inc.                                     Traymax, Inc.                                     Idealogy. Inc.
Aerostar Environmental Services, Inc.      Energy Softworx, Inc.                            Triage Partners                                   Indigo Events Corporation
DataSavers Of Jacksonville, Inc.           Entertainment Techkowledgy, LLC                  Tropic Fasteners, LLC                             Indigo Technologies Inc.
Energy Softworx, Inc.                      Extra Extra Graphics, Inc.                       Vertical Integration, Inc.                        Industrial Hose & Hydraulics, Incorporated
Entertainment Techknowledgy, LLC           Florida Chemical Supply, Inc.                                                                      Innovative Pest Control Products
Extra Extra Graphics, Inc.                 Florida Stainless Fabricators, Inc.                                                                Integra Productions, LLC
Florida Chemical Supply, Inc.              Florida State Distributors, Inc.
                                                                                            SOUTH FLORIDA                                     Integrated Rehabilitation Center, Inc
                                                                                            A Joy Wallace Catering Production, Inc.           International Logistics Consulting
Idealogy. Inc.                             GFS Building Maintenance, Inc.
                                                                                            A Prime Solution                                  Key Languages, Inc.
Indigo Events Corporation                  Global Data Management Services, Inc.
                                                                                            A South Florida Event, Inc.                       KEY TECHNICAL RESOURCES, INC.
Indigo Technologies Inc.                   Grosvenor Building Services, Inc.
                                                                                            AccuBANKER                                        Key Transportation Service Corp.
Triage Partners                            H & H Unlimited, Inc.
                                                                                            AccuReg, Inc.                                     Kramer Laboratories, Inc.
Tropic Fasteners, LLC                      Hailer Industries, Inc.
                                                                                            ADF Airways                                       Landry & Kling, Inc.
Vertical Integration, Inc                  Hometown Entertainment, Inc.
                                                                                            Advak Technologies                                LanguageSpeak, Inc.
                                           Horses First, Inc.
                                                                                            Advantage Destination & Meeting Services, Inc     LRB Architecture, Inc.
                                           Howland and Associates, LLC
                                                                                            AirQuest Environmental, Inc.
CENTRAL FLORIDA                            Hyper Technology, Inc.
                                                                                            All For You Landscape and Maintenance, Inc.
                                                                                                                                              Maddox Smye LLC
                                                                                                                                              Managed Access, Inc.
Accurate Background Check, Inc.            Idletime Network, Inc.
                                                                                            Amazon Services Inc.                              Marybeth Giesler, LLC
Ad-VANCE Screening Solutions, Inc.         Imperial Granite & Marble, Inc.
                                                                                            American Alarms, Inc.                             Matrix Home Care, LLC
All In One Linens                          Integrated Cable Solutions
                                                                                            American Document Management Group, Inc.          MCO Construction & Services, Inc.
Alliance Communications, Inc.              Integtek, Inc.
                                                                                            AMTEC, LLC                                        MCR Group, Inc.
Alternate Postal Direct, Inc.              INX Laboratories, Inc.
                                                                                            Anderson Law Offices                              Medelia Communciations
amaZulu, Inc.                              Jeva Technologies, Inc.
                                                                                            Arrow Steel Corp.                                 Mercedes Electric Supply, Inc.
American Government Services Corporation   Jimco Maintenance
                                                                                            Art Space, LLC                                    Meridien Accents, Inc.
Assets Repair & Commissioning, Inc.        Johnson-Lancaster and Associates, Inc.
                                                                                            As We Grow, LLC                                   Meter-Made Marketing, Inc.
Association Management Specialists, Inc.   Kobie Marketing, Inc.
                                                                                            Avalon Steel, Inc.                                Mignolet Business Research Consultants
Bamboo Trading Company, Inc.               Kozy Collar, Inc.
                                                                                            Award Excellence Marketing                        Myerson & Associates, Inc.
BioStat International, Inc.                Landmart Development Corporation
                                                                                            AXIOTEC, Inc.                                     Newco Services, Inc.
Bison Optical Disc                         LDF Services, LLC
                                                                                            Axiss Advertising & Design                        Nueva Cocina Foods, Inc.
Bradford Industrial Coatings, Inc.         LimitLess International, Inc.
                                                                                            Baby Abuelita Productions, Inc.                   Organization Consulting Group, Inc.
Brady Products, Inc.                       LocaSmarts, LLC
                                                                                            Berman Purchasing, Inc.                           P & H Enterprises of Marco
Bruno White Entertainment, Inc.            Mako Logistics, Inc.
                                                                                            Blissful Baskets                                  P.C.& S Tile Inc
C & H Baseball, Inc.                       Manor Steel Fabricators
                                                                                            BreakthroughIT, Inc.                              Paragon Events, Ltd.
Cakes Across America                       Modern Silicone Technologies, Inc.
                                                                                            Brenda Marrero & Associates, Inc.                 Pharma Consulting Corp.
Call One, Inc.                             MOTIQUES
                                                                                            CableOrganizer.com, Inc.                          PIERSON GRANT PUBLIC RELATIONS
Capital Management Advisors, Inc.          Nadco Tapes & Labels, Inc.
                                                                                            CareersUSA, Inc.                                  Platinum Consulting Group, Inc.
Career Solutions International, Inc.       NPR Development, Inc.
                                                                                            CAREERXCHANGE, INC.                               POMS Enterprises, Inc.
Cee Designs, Inc.                          OMNI-SOURCE, INC.
                                                                                            Caribbean Cleanroom Products, Inc.                Precision Contracting Services, Inc.
Charger Enterprises, Inc.                  Orlando Conference Management Group, Inc.
                                                                                            Christine D. Hanley & Associates, P.A.            Princess PM Productions, Inc
Chatelain Associates, Inc.                 Outsource, Inc.
                                                                                            ClickPharmacy.com, Inc.                           Professional Translating Services Inc.
Chilton Construction, Inc.                 Palm Tree Pets Grooming Inc.
                                                                                            Clinical Dynamix, Inc.                            Qualified Homecare Services, Inc.
ClearBlue Custom Solutions                 Personnel Plus, Inc.
                                                                                            Codebench, Inc.                                   RCC Associates, Inc.
Cliftons Tower Service, Inc.               Plantmosphere Interior Plantscaping, LLC
                                                                                            Colic-Ease, Inc.                                  Rhegal Consulting
Commercial Lawn Care Services, Inc.        PPT Florida, Inc.
                                                                                            CONSULTIS                                         ROC Associates, LLC
Computer International Consultants, Inc.   Precious Hands Home Health Aide Service
                                                                                            Consultiva Internacional, Inc                     Rose Lee Productions, Inc.
Computer Professional Staffing, Inc.       PRISM International, Inc.
                                                                                            Consumer Connection Group, Inc.                   Scandinavian Builders, Inc.
Computer SoftLink Resources, Inc.          Privacy Strips
                                                                                            Contex Construction Company, Inc.                 SCP Commercial Printing, Inc.
Coordination Plus, LLC                     QUAL-TECH, INC.
                                                                                            Cotton Images                                     Sharon Clewis Incorporated
Core Development Solutions, Inc.           Restor Telecom, Inc.
                                                                                            Craig's Designs Inc.                              Sheila G. Brands, Inc.
Cornerstone Businesses, Inc.               Rimco Marketing Products, Inc.
                                                                                            CRUSHCO, LLC                                      Simply Systems
Cornerstone Team, Inc.                     ROST Laboratories
                                                                                            Cube Care Company                                 Smooth Sailing Business & Personal Coaching
Corporate Services Group, d.b.a Tampa      S2S Digital, Inc.
                                                                                            Customized Promotional Resources, Inc.            Sobol Fashion Productions, Inc.
 Bay Vending, Inc.                         SCG Capital Leasing, Inc.
                                                                                            DAS Enterprises                                   Stokes Mechanical Contractor, Inc.
DASCO I, Inc.                              Secure On-Site Shredding
                                                                                            DECO Productions, Inc.                            Superior Design International, Inc.
Debi Harbin Photography                    Security Locksystems of Tampa, Inc.
                                                                                            Details Etc, Inc.                                 Surgical Visions International, Inc.
Delicae Gourmet                            Sencommunications, Inc.
                                                                                            Digital Objectives, Inc.                          Sweet Boutique
DHI                                        Shredit Orlando, Inc.
                                                                                            Diversified Global Resources, Inc                 Systems/Data Loop, Inc.
DHP Systems Consulting, Inc.               Sidedoor Software, Inc.
                                                                                            DiversiFire Systems, Inc.                         Tech Search America, Inc.
Diamond C Transport, Inc.                  Silver Leaf Interiors, Inc.
                                                                                            Duty Free World, Inc.                             Telecom Resources of America, Inc.
Diamond’s Electric Signs, Inc.             Six X Telecom Corp.
                                                                                            Eastern Video Corporation                         THASC Sales Company Inc.
Doubletake Studios, Inc.                   Skils, Inc.
                                                                                            EEO Consultants, Inc.                             The Ashvins Group Inc.
Douglass Screen Printers, Inc.             Software Resources Incorporated
                                                                                            Eliassen & Associates, Inc.                       The Caler Group, Inc.
Dover Foods                                Source Executive Search/Consulting, Inc.
                                                                                            EMF Enterprises                                   The Carry Cool Company
Dynamic Securities Analytics, Inc.         SPECIALIZED SOLUTIONS
                                                                                            Employment History Bureau, Inc                    The Fischer Group
DynaSales                                  Stafford Inspection & Consulting Services, LLC
                                                                                            Esprit Miami, Inc                                 The GDC Group, Inc.
ducational Systems for the Future®         Stone Environmental Services, LLC
                                                                                            Essense Catering, Inc.                            The ViVA Partnership, Inc.
Elite Roofing Services, Inc.               Strap Tamers Bra Strap Concealers
                                                                                            Executive Health & Wealth Institute, Inc.         Thorp & Company
eMASON, Inc.                               Syslogic Technical Services, Inc.
                                                                                            Express Travel of Miami Inc.                      Trilium Partners Inc.
Energy Softworx, Inc.                      T. Wynne Art & Design, Inc. NC
                                                                                            Farma International                               Trintec Construction inc
Entertainment Techkowledgy, LLC            TEAM Information Services, Inc.
                                                                                            First Choice Components, Inc.                     Vencer Corporation
Extra Extra Graphics, Inc.                 TEC, Inc.
                                                                                            First Keystone Consultants, Inc.                  Victoria & Associates Career Services, Inc.
Florida Chemical Supply, Inc.              Tech Solutions, Inc.
                                                                                            Flexible Executives, LLC                          VIintex International, Inc.
Florida Stainless Fabricators, Inc.        TechHouse Integrated Information Systems
                                                                                            Florida Silica Sand Company                       Vozzcom, Inc.
Florida State Distributors, Inc.           Solutions, Inc.
                                                                                            Forde's Functional Fashions, Inc.                 VS Brooks, Inc.
                                           TekMethods, LLC



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GFS Building Maintenance, Inc.                                                              Fountain Engineering, Inc
Global Data Management Services, Inc.      The Christensen Group                                                                              Weiss Design Group, Inc.
                                                                                            FPM, First Professional Management                Welcome Florida, Inc.
Grosvenor Building Services, Inc.          The Fresh Handles Company
                                                                                            Global Search Group, Inc.                         WILLIAMS & ROSS
H & H Unlimited, Inc.                      The Good Earth Company of Tampa Bay, Inc.
                                                                                            GLOBAL TELECOM, INC                               Winstead Inc.
Hailer Industries, Inc.                    The Lovely Bag Ladies, Inc.
                                                                                            Globex Engineering & Development, Inc.            Yavo Enterprises, Inc.
Hometown Entertainment, Inc.               The Management Edge, Inc.
                                                                                            Good Times Office Supply & Coffee Service, Inc.   YURCOR
Horses First, Inc.                         The PS Group, Inc.
                                                                                            Gossett Marketing Promotional Marketing           Zoya, Inc.
                                           The Right Choice Electronics, Inc.
                                                                                            Government Business Solutions
                               Congratulations
                 to the following WBEs for achieving awards & recognition in 2006


Awards                                                      Recognition
Alliance Communications, Inc.                               AccuBanker
Capital Management Advisors, Inc. (CMA)                     Alliance Communications, Inc.
CareersUSA, Inc.                                            Axiss Advertising & Design
Consultiva Internacional, Inc.                              Baby Abuelita Productions, Inc.
                                                            Capital Management Advisors, Inc.
Customized Promotional Resources, Inc.
                                                            CareersUSA, Inc.
DataSavers of Jacksonville, Inc.                            CAREERXCHANGE, Inc.
DHI                                                         Career Solutions International, Inc.
Doubletake Studios, Inc.                                    CFI Marketing
Express Travel of Miami, Inc.                               Christine D. Hanley & Associates, P.A.
Idealogy, Inc.                                              Codebench, Inc.
LanguageSpeak, Inc.                                         CSI Group, Inc.
Mercedes Electric Supply, Inc.                              Customized Promotional Resources, Inc.
Professional Translating Services, Inc.                     DataSavers of Jacksonville, Inc.
                                                            DECO Productions, Inc.
TechHouse Integrated Information Systems Solutions, Inc.
                                                            Diversified Global Resources, Inc.
THASC Sales Company, Inc.                                   Dynamic Securities Analytics, Inc.
Welcome Florida, Inc.                                       Educational Systems for the Future®
                                                            Executive Health and Wealth Institute, Inc.

Congratulations                                             Horses First, Inc.
                                                            Indigo Events Corporation
                                                            International Logistics Consulting
to the following WBEs making Florida Business Journal Top
                                                            Landry & Kling, Inc.
Ten Lists in 2006
                                                            LanguageSpeak, Inc.
                                                            Manor Steel Fabricators
A Joy Wallace Catering Production, Inc.
                                                            Medelia Communications
Aerostar Environmental Services, Inc.                       Mercedes Electric Supply, Inc.
CareersUSA, Inc.                                            Paragon Events, Ltd.
CAREERXCHANGE, Inc.                                         P&H Enterprises of Marco
Corporate Services Group                                    Privacy Strips, LLC
DataSavers of Jacksonville, Inc.                            RCC Associates, Inc.
DECO Productions, Inc.                                      Rhegal Consulting
Express Travel Miami, Inc.                                  Rose Lee Productions, Inc.
Happy & Healthy Products                                    Sheila G Brands, Inc.
Mercedes Electric Supply, Inc.                              Source Executive Search/Consulting, Inc.
NPR Development, Inc.                                       Strap Tamers Bra Strap Concealers
Professional Translating Services, Inc.                     Sweet Boutique
                                                            The Management Edge, Inc.
Rhegal Consulting
                                                            Thorp & Company
Sobol Fashion Productions, Inc.
                                                            Vertical Integration, Inc.
Yurcor

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                                                            Victoria & Associates Career Services, Inc.
                                                            Welcome Florida, Inc.
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“” “”
If any of you who own small businesses are still in doubt about the support
you get from Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and
their committed corporate sponsors when you choose to get certified by this
organization, think again. This is a magnificent opportunity for me and I
definitely appreciate it.

“Thanks to the folks at WBENC and the Bank of America! And thanks to Barbara
Kasoff for interrupting her plans to write them a letter that convinced them!”

Gayle Waldron,
The Management Edge

“The opportunity of networking with a group of woman business owners that have
the same demands, challenges and drive that I do has been very empowering.
Knowing that I have a peer group that I can share ideas and challenges with is very
helpful.”
“WBENC has shown me that they have the ability to open doors to Corporate
America that had previously seemed permanently closed to a small business such
as DataSavers. That is one of the biggest hurtles I have faced.”

Charlene Sullivan,
DataSavers of Jacksonville, Inc.

“It is a prestigious and recognized certification. Many of our corporate customers
have been impressed by our certification. In many cases, it helps their set aside
programs. Additionally, you learn something from everyone you share with,
particularly a group of women like us. Most have had the same challenges
balancing their personal and business lives, just like we have.”

Olga Ramudo,
Express Travel                                                                        11
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     “Being a member of the WBDC and WBENC has helped me tremendously
     particularly in meeting other women with courage, strength, power, and similar
     interests. The opportunity to network with like-minded women as well as with
     companies has been of significant value, particularly because the higher we go, the
     lonelier we are in this exciting career path.”

     Gabriela Cora-Locatelli, MD, FAPA, MBA
     Executive Health and Wealth Institute




     “Some businesses would not meet with me until I got certified, such as Office
     Depot. As soon as I was certified, not only did I get to meet with those clients,
     but I was able to sign sizable contracts with them. ING Financial is another
     large contract where certification played a key role.”
     Annette Taddeo,
     LanguageSpeak




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