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NAVA Consulting Group LLC

Submitted by: Rhoi Wangila
State: District of Columbia
City: Washington
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Business Description

NAVA Consulting Group LLC is a woman owned small business, focused on Sub-Saharan Africa. We provide advice, technical support and managed services to private firms, nonprofits and government agencies

The following responses will be considered in judging for a SCORE Award.

How has working with a SCORE mentor helped your business?

SCORE mentors Fred and Karen are invaluable and crucial to NAVA growth, knowing that I have two professionals I can trust for excellent direction. I identified my weaknesses enabling me to focus on achievable goals. Sometimes as owners we get carried away with unrealistic vision. When I had trepidation for a HUBzone application, Karen took time to educate me on its benefits. I applied, got it in November. Fred went into details about the importance of setting up an acceptable accounting structure to sell to the government. He worked with me on crafting a Capability Statement and a Value Proposition, and Karen is working with me to identify contracts. Both help me to accept constructive feedback which is paying off.

Please describe the specific ways that your business has been successful and how it will grow in the next year.

NAVA has been successfully tapping into the African market, eager for American products. In 2017, our revenue jumped by more than 270% compared to 2016, exceeding projections. Recently, we hosted a meeting with several African entrepreneurs, the exchange of ideas shed light on emerging opportunities in the region. The rapid growth in mobile internet business transactions has benefited Nava tremendously. We want to help our clients navigate these uncharted waters successfully to remain relevant during Africa’s digital revolution. In 2018, NAVA will balance between introducing more "Made in American" products to African small businesses and sub-contracting with US companies and government agencies. We expect revenue to grow exponentially.
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