Some people dread the thought of going to work every morning. Jeremy Lundberg, co-founder of DLC Solutions LLC of Reston, VA, is ecstatic every time he hears the alarm bell ring. After all, he says, “Owning my own business is all I’ve ever wanted to do.”
At the suggestion of a colleague, Jeremy contacted SCORE through the local chamber of commerce. He and Joel were paired with George Crosby, a retired technology CEO. The three met in person and via email for several months. “We call George our ‘guardian angel,’” Jeremy says. “He helped us focus on our business model, product positioning, sales and marketing pitch and priorities. He wisely convinced that us that instead of trying to seek outside funding, we should simply focus on our core business. His analysis and advice were sensible and sound.”
With DLC expected to grow by another 20 percent in its second year, Jeremy and Joel are now working with SCORE Volunteer Mentor Bill Kuhlmann to formulate short- and mid-range plans. “Health care is a very lucrative market, so it’s essential that we solidify our market and brand position,” Jeremy says.
“SCORE is an incredible organization,” he says. “Working with SCORE is like having Bill Gates or Warren Buffett knock on your door and ask if you’d like some help growing a business.” says Jeremy Lundberg.