Weems became a client of the MBDA Business Center-Atlanta seeking to gain new contracts and to increase revenue. As a result of the first one-on-one consultation, The Center staff identified three services that Weems Design Studio, Inc. could benefit from: the Health Technology Action Collaborative (H-TAC) program, strategic planning and implementation services and CEO training.
Through H-TAC, WDS met, vetted and signed a partnership agreement with ICATT, a MBDA Business Center-Atlanta client, which resulted in a contract with the National Parks Service for approximately $200,000. Likewise, through connecting with the Georgia Institute of Technology’s healthcare initiative, WDS is developing a new mobile telehealth product with Georgia Tech. Furthermore, business consultations with the center have helped WDS secure approximately $5 million in contracts with the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Revenue for WDS topped $5 million in 2013, a 100 percent increase from 2012. Overall, the CEO training that Weems completed has prepared him to manage the exponential growth of his business in a sustainable manner. The Center continues to assist WDS through its strategic planning and implementation process.