For Immediate Release
April 17, 2014
Michael Sullivan, GOED Communications Director
Sandeep Sharma Recognized by SBA as Utah’s Small Business Person of the Year
The Small Business Administration honors the nation’s top small businesses for 2014
Salt Lake City, UTAH — Sandeep Sharma, president and CEO of Global Consulting International Inc., will be recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as Utah’s Small Business Person of the Year in Washington D.C. on May 15 and 16.
Winners from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam will gather in Washington D.C. during National Small Business Week where one of them will be selected as the 2014 National Small Business Person of the Year. While in Washington the winners will have the opportunity to meet with top SBA officials and national business leaders.
“Utah has an amazing support system for entrepreneurs; through the outstanding support from the Utah Procurement Technical Assistance Center and SBA we continue to grow in sales, infrastructure and all other aspects of our business,” said Sandeep Sharma, president & CEO of Global Consulting International Inc. “We have earned respect from customers and teaming partners alike as a result of this evolution.”
Global Consulting International is a client of the Utah Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and has been awarded numerous contracts with the Department of Defense as well as other federal and local agencies.
“PTAC provided assistance in the early years of Global Consulting International’s development stage,” said Chuck Spence, Deputy Director with the Utah PTAC. Spence attributes much of Global Consulting Inc’s success to their long-term strategy and recruitment of talented, knowledgeable government contracting staff who have sound understanding of the procurement processes.
Each year since 1963, the President has issued a proclamation calling for the celebration of National Small Business Week. SBA recognizes outstanding small business owners for their personal successes and contributions to our nation.
About the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) charter is based on Governor Gary Herbert’s commitment to economic development statewide. Utah’s economic development vision is that Utah will lead the nation as the best performing economy and be recognized as a premier global business destination. The mandate for this office is to provide rich business resources for the creation, growth and recruitment of companies to Utah and to increase tourism and film production in the state. GOED accomplishes this mission through the administration of programs that are based around targeted industries or “economic clusters” that demonstrate the best potential for development. GOED utilizes state resources and private sector contracts to fulfill its mission. For more information please contact: Michael Sullivan, 801-538-8811 or firstname.lastname@example.org