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Success Story Archive

MillerWilson Consulting:
Great Teamwork. Amazing Results.

Teamwork divides the task and multiplies success. This axiom is the fulcrum of the South Carolina Small Business Development Center’s (SC SBDC) commitment to better serve client needs. At the tactical level, the SC SBDC catalyzes this strategy by operating as a cohesive network, providing clients access to the combined business wisdom of 51 professionals located throughout the state. This collaborative approach enables the SC SBDC to align consultant expertise with client needs, share best practices and expand its wellspring of resources. Recently three consultants from the Charleston Area SBDC collectively devoted more than 30 counseling hours to seamlessly deliver a full range of services to MillerWilson Consulting (MWC). Their spirited, synchronized campaign exemplifies the heightened capabilities generated by a team working toward a common goal.

In 2015, compelled by his ambition to win a $13 million government award, MWC Contracts Director Jason Langley contacted Linda Blanton for help fine-tuning the cost narrative section of MWC’s first prime contractor proposal. Blanton, the SC SBDC’s government procurement consultant under the Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAC) and former contracts manager for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), thoroughly reviewed the entire proposal and – plying both her expertise and prior experience – ensured the document was RFP compliant. As the benefactor of Linda’s fluency and diligence, MWC continued soliciting her input on a miscellany of business challenges such as writing a sole-source justification, understanding Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, meeting key contacts in high-pro


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Win-Win! Students Gain International Experience Developing Export Plans for South Carolina Companies

The South Carolina Small Business Development Centers (SC SBDC) and Professor Wolfgang Messner of the Darla Moore School of Business recently collaborated to assist South Carolina companies while creating applied learning opportunities for students enrolled in the school’s Global Competitive Analysis course.

“The success of the program hinges on attracting South Carolina companies willing to participate,” said SC SBDC State Director Michele Abraham. “The SC SBDC is fundamental to the selection process. We identify clients who have expressed a strong interest in expanding their business footprint and pair them with a student team that will assess their capacity to compete globally.”

For 17 weeks, eight teams of undergraduate and postgraduate international business students work alongside SC SBDC business consultants to engage the client, analyze the company’s industry landscape, conduct a market analysis, develop an implementation plan and deliver recommendations via a formal presentation.

“This is as real as it gets,” said Professor Messner. “The curriculum transcends book learning and classroom lectures with practical, real-world experience. During these consulting projects, students gain first-hand experience in analyzing a bona fide business challenge and recommending innovative, value-added solutions to the client company.”

In addition to examining the global business environment, student teams spoke with U.S. and foreign regulator



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