DOBE Spotlight Series: TechTrueUp
TechTrueUp, a Disability:IN® certified disability-owned business enterprise (DOBE), is a professional services company providing a range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology, and operations.
In 2012, after years of providing IT solutions for a large international system integrator, Dennis Parker decided to enter the world of entrepreneurship. He established TechTrueUp as a Service–Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). At the time, the company primarily provided staff augmentation services. As the company grew, it added other services, including a veteran-staffed Veteran Call Center, cybersecurity services, and innovative products.
As a service-disabled veteran-owned small business owner, Dennis was aware of the success of third-party certification. After a Disability:IN corporate member recommended Dennis join the organization, he decided to gain certification in the supplier diversity program.
Certification has allowed TechTrueUp to compete for bids as a Supplier Diversity company. The Disability:IN DOBE certification also gave TechTrueUp visibility into the corporate world. In fact, since becoming Disability:IN DOBE certified, TechTrueUp has won two major staff augmentation projects, and successfully sold its cybersecurity products and services.
As a TechTrueUp representative, Dennis has attended various Disability:IN Annual Conferences, citing marketing opportunities like the Match-Making sessions as helpful for the growth of his business. “Disability:IN creates the ability to gain insight into corporate members’ missions and goals while educating DOBEs on the process of ‘how-to-do-business’ with the members.”
Disability:IN’s Supplier Diversity program was designed to help certified DOBEs advance contract opportunities with corporations as well as government agencies. By having a procurement model based on diversity and inclusion, corporations and DOBEs achieve greater economic self-sufficiency, positive community impact, and strengthen the American economy. For more information about this certification program and others we provide, please contact [email protected].
DOBE Spotlight Series: No Barriers Media
No Barriers Media, a Disability:IN® certified disability-owned business enterprise® (DOBE ®), is a multimedia production company specializing in strategic communications solutions, and developing messages inclusive of people with disabilities. Andrew Houghton, No Barriers Media founder, got into the media production business as a result of a production project he created for a news station. That experience allowed him to realize the influence media can have on its audience, particularly changing perceptions of people with disabilities. That initial project, along with […]
DOBE Spotlight Series: AbiliTrek
In today’s business world, small businesses and entrepreneurs face high competition. This is certainly evident when diverse suppliers strive to capture the attention and secure contracts with corporate America, as is the case with AbiliTrek. AbiliTrek rises above the rest through a clearly articulated value proposition and leveraging the DOBE certification.
DOBE Spotlight Series: Current Staffing Solutions
In today’s business world, it’s important to effectively articulate one’s value proposition. This is certainly evident for diverse suppliers in capturing the attention and securing contracts with corporate America, as is the case with Current Staffing Solutions.
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DOBE Spotlight Series: Bender Consulting
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