This article was originally published at The Clubhou.se
Jim Norwood and company have created a startup in support of the cyber community. They have combined their experience from the private sector and time in the service to present a a company that specializes is relevant IT solutions.
What is the business?
A3 Missions is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Company that specializes in IT solutions and services supporting data management, data analytics and data protection.
When and where did you found it?
Founded in 2015 in Evans, Ga.
Where is the business now?
Headquartered at theClubhou.se.
Any significant experiences/skills that (with hindsight) influenced your business?
Our business was influenced heavily by our time in uniform. Three of the four owners served/retired while we met our fourth partner while working in industry. Our business model/focus was heavily influenced by our time at a previous company.
Any previous entrepreneurial experience? Lessons learned?
The partners are all self-starters and willing to take on new tasks. The learning never stops and it’s very beneficial to be a part of a team with such a broad and complimentary background.
What appealed to you about entrepreneurship?
Building something from the bottom up and influencing the character of a company, while solving problems for some of our nation’s most critical missions.
How did you get the idea?
We were all a part of change at our previous company and decided that we could provide a high quality service in a niche area.
How has your idea progressed over time?
Things are going very well as our customers recognize the quality service we provide and our focus on their objectives.
How did you find your co-founders (if applicable)?
Three of us knew each other from the military and we met the fourth at our previous company.
How did you fund the business?
How did you market your business?
We utilized our network and extensive experience in certain areas.
Who are your main competitors?
Many competitors in this business at times will also be partners in order to address complex requirements.
What does a typical day involve for you? How does that compare to your team (if applicable). How has this changed over time?
Typical day for a small business means you take on numerous tasks in all areas of the business. We may be engineering a technical solution, while reviewing Accounts Receivable in QuickBooks, negotiating insurance costs, while having a tax meeting with our CPA.
Best piece of advice?
Choose your partners carefully, they should be of high integrity and character; talk to subject matter experts in each aspect of your business, and money/tax management is a zero-fail area.
What is next for your business?
We anticipate significant growth over the next 2-3 years.
How has working out of theClubhou.se benefitted your company?
theClubhou.se has been an absolutely fantastic venue to meet like minded individuals as well as key members in the community who can help support the business.