We have a special show today with guest Michael Hamilton, President of MCH Corporation and Winner of the TN Small Business Person of the Year and in the running for National Small Business Person. MCH Corp has experienced rapid growth and we will learn how Michael has lead this company to great success and most important mistakes to avoid.
Please find the Player at the end of this post to hear this program.
Michael Hamilton is in the running for Small Business Person of the Year award to be announced this Friday as part of National Small Business Week. I will also speak with U.S. SBA Regional Administrator, Cassius Butts.
Please listen to this interview to learn KEY Success Tips from Michael and insight from Cassius Butts on resources available from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Please click the player at the end of this post.
Michael Hamilton, an expert in visual imaging and information technology, located his IT firm, MCH Corporation, in the rural east Tennessee town of Sweetwater in 1998, not long after moving from California’s Silicon Valley. The new company, MCH Corporation, became a success as an SBA 8(a)-certified firm.
Michael has managed development of security software systems used by numerous federal and state agencies for situational awareness and security planning at the Salt Lake Winter Olympics in 2002. Michael’s firm has received almost $3 million in federal government contracts, and annual sales have grown from $304,000 in 2008 to $914,000 as of June 2010.
Cassius Butts is the Regional Administrator for Region IV of the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA). He is responsible for delivery of SBA programs in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. He was appointed to this position by President Obama on April 25, 2011.
SBA helps develop thousands of small businesses each year by providing access to start-up and expansion capital, counseling, training, surety bonding, business and home disaster mitigation loans and government contracting opportunities. Region IV is consistently among the top three most active regions in the nation for SBA guaranteed lending programs. In 2010, over 160,000 small business loans were approved in the region.
Please visit the SBA to learn more about Small Business Week, 8 (a) certification, SBA loans and other resources.
Listen to the SBA Awards Live from the following link – Small Business Week Webcast.
Click the player below to listen to my Small Business Roundtable interview with Michael Hamilton of MCH Corp. and Cassius Butts of the SBA.