Episode 1 – How the HUB community helps make TDMV successful w/ Joy Simmons
Joy is the HUB Coordinator for the TDMV and specializes in SBA, Women, and Minority-Owned business certifications
Joy provides opportunities to small businesses and organizations and helps them achieve their organizational goals
Joy provides details regarding virtual support forums and encourages HUBs to contact her for assistance with any technical support
What differentiates the TDMV HUB Program is a lowered HSP threshold to 50K (vs state-required 100K) and this helps to include more HUBs for self-contracting plans
Sometimes HUB vendors don’t understand the marketing and technical side of establishing a business and Joy Simmons advises necessary tips for businesses and organizations
TDMV takes pride in its successful mentor/protégé program
Being that they are a small agency, Joy is able to serve as a hands-on liaison between the purchaser and HUB vendor
Joy shares difficulties she’s encountered over the years in the HUB community and advises businesses to make themselves as available as possible, research their product and services, and meet the needs of the TDMV purchasers
Joy shares in-depth details of the importance of going beyond just a visionary and understanding marketing of your business/service
Joy shares excellent advice for aspiring HUB coordinators regarding compassion, building internal relationships, and the value of gaining a deeper understanding of the HUB community
Contact Joy Simmons: firstname.lastname@example.org
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