Client Success Story: Unspoken Language Services, Inc.
After getting an invitation to a conference in San Diego, Amanda quickly registered and set out on her journey. “I drove in the rain, on bald tires, and all I thought was ‘I am just going to go to this meeting and check it out,” Amanda recounted. “When I arrived, I was overwhelmed, in a good way, with information on how you all (SBDCs) to help businesses connect with contract opportunities. You weren’t just sharing how businesses can do it, you SHOWED us how to do it,” Amanda continued. Amanda contacted her local SBDC: the University of La Verne SBDC, the next day and was connected with Rene Cota for a consulting session.
Unspoken Language Services didn’t know how to start doing business with the state or federal government. “We didn’t know how to start or how businesses were getting contract opportunities. That was one of the first questions I had for Rene: Where do we start? How do we get our name and business known for services, and how do we get connected with the state? How do we know what services they need so that we can supply those services for them?” Amanda explained.
“If anyone is interested in pursuing government contracts, or more specifically, state contracts, and unsure of where to start, please contact your local SBDC! They really put small businesses foot in the door with understanding the process of selling to the government through contracting opportunities and gives you the support you need, especially when you don’t know where to begin to turn for that support.”
Unspoken Language Services has won three (3) contracts in excess of $500,000, since working with the University of La Verne SBDC in a little under a year. The first contract award came from the Department of Transportation: Caltrans. “It was originally for a one-off opportunity. They were looking for a quote to see how much our services cost. They sent that out to different contractors and vendors, and we won! After successfully supplying services once, they became a repeat client: eventually requesting services each month,” Amanda explained. Unspoken Language Services then received an email request for a one-year contract, which they were later awarded. The second award was a two-year contract with the State of Colorado Department of Health and Human Services. Amanda also shared an update, “Our proudest award is the recently awarded California State Public Utilities Commission contract, which is also for a two-year contract.”
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Unspoken Language Services, Inc.
La Verne Chamber of Commerce
2332 D Street, Unit E
La Verne, CA 91750