FSBDC Guides L30 Traffic Control to Clear Path of Success
April 30, 2015 | Mandy Fernandez | firstname.lastname@example.org
Angela McNulty started her company L30 Consulting in 2008 after spending fifteen years in the Consulting industry. She traveled every week out of the country building call centers and shared services organizations for Fortune 500 clients. She even lived in Puerto Rico and Honduras. After having a son in 2009, Angela wanted to stop traveling so much and be closer to home.
In 2014, Angela made a shift from professional services to field services. She comments, “My love for engineering and the construction and utility industries culminated into a dream of being the first woman owned full service traffic control company in the State of Florida built from the ground up.” Angela holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and an M.B.A. from Georgia State University.
Angela contacted the Florida SBDC at UWF in September 2014 to seek assistance in applying for various government certifications. She met Government Contracting Services Specialist Laura Subel. “Laura’s experience in federal government contracting served as a clear path to success. L30 gained focus on providing traffic control services to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). This nicely aligned with L30’s vision and roadmap. Laura, along with Business Growth Consultant Carl Quesinberry, provided strategic feedback on the next steps to position L30 Traffic Control with leaders in the district.”
The Florida SBDC and Government Contracting Services provided Angela with assistance in reviewing the required documents necessary for FDOT’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification application. She received the DBE certification in February with assistance from the Florida SBDC. Consultants Subel and Quesinberry also helped Angela with all aspects of running a small business, giving her recommendations for recruiting strategies, staffing, cash flow analysis and capital and loan financing options.
Angela advises this to other business owners, “Regardless of your idea, take it, along with your business plan to the Florida SBDC and they will help you formulate what is most important to do and the right order to do it in.” She adds, “The Florida SBDC was always available and helpful. At the end of the day, I felt I had an extended team of people on my side. If I needed something or ran into trouble, I could call them and they could really help me.”
The FSBDC Success Story video of L30 Consulting can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/CDSGV9kwMQY.