Date Added: 01/23/06
(Green Bay, Wis.) January 23, 2006 - Unique Business Solutions, LLC, a Green Bay-based strategic business advising firm, nearly won $100,000 of technology equipment in the World of Difference Contest sponsored by Intel. Unique Business Solutions advanced to the semi-finals and was one of only 53 small businesses in the nation left to compete.
The World of Difference Contest, produced by the Small Business Technology Institute, focused on how small businesses would use $100,000 in technology to improve they way they do business. Computer hardware, software and services were to be included in the prize package.
"We are honored to be one of a select group of businesses," said David Yeghiaian, president and owner, Unique Business Solutions. "Our technology vision was centered on our clients, employees, and achieving our long-term business objectives.
"This included state-of-the-art servers, computers, and PDAs. We even had a surveillance system in our proposal. Our intent was to provide employees with the best technology available so they could be as productive as possible to maximize the profitability of our clients."
The national contest began five months ago with entries from more than 2,300 small businesses. Only 178 entries successfully gained access to the second phase by explaining a compelling vision about how technology would make their business more successful. Of those, 53 advanced to the third phase, which required a detailed proposal explaining how they would use the $100,000.
Unique Business Solutions was not selected to the final round consisting of five companies. The grand-prize winner will be announced on January 26.
"We entered feeling it was a long shot," Yeghiaian explained. "However, with each phase and fewer companies involved, we became extremely excited. We recently added several additional employees and are looking at expanding our office space, so the $100,000 would have come in very handy.
"We'll continue to invest in technology, a cost-effective way to deliver excellence and exceed the expectations of our clients."
Unique Business Solutions is a strategic business advising firm that partners with clients on issues of strategy, people and customers to help them maximize their profitability and productivity. Services include marketing and branding strategy, Voice of the Customer, M&A integration assistance, strategic planning, organizational development, and performance management. More information is available at www.unique-solutionsinc.com.