EnvironX Solutions Inc

“As I reflect back on over a year’s worth of work with the dedicated staff at SBDC a few things become very apparent. I am not the same person I was when I walked through that door a year ago and my company has greatly benefited because of the relationship I have established with the SBDC.

EnvironX Solutions, in its current form, was born in 2011. I invented and brought to market Peat FireX in May 2012, a product that has revolutionized the way the world addresses peat fires. This is the sole solution to a One Billion Dollar a year challenge worldwide. In the short time it has been on the market, Peat FireX has garnished praise from fire officials in most parts of the world and by the end of 2013; the whole world will be utilizing the product where peat phenomenon is a challenge. EnvironX Solutions Inc. is debt free and profitable. Launching a new product to fill this vital niche in the fire retardant industry and during this challenging economy has been quite an accomplishment.

I walked into Tarrant SBDC for the first time needing help writing a business plan. One year later, I was a nominee for SBA 2013 Small Business Person of the Year, Dallas/Fort Worth District. My first point of contact and still my go to person is Deb Liptak. And God bless Deb for taking my calls when I once again have my time changes confused on the other side of the world!

So, needless to say, Deb remains instrumental in helping organize all my random thoughts into a cohesive document and is always good about delegating to the proper people on her team for specialized sections. For example, Cle Royal was patient and professor-like not only in teachings me about my financials, but also in making the formulas work correctly on the spreadsheets. Cheryle Hays was instrumental in helping me with marketing materials and went out of her way to meet me off campus on a very rainy day.

Myron Pullum helped me with tax planning and in anticipation of hiring my first full-time employee. I recently completed the four-hour workshop “IRS Small Business Tax Workshop” at Tarrant SBDC. Attending this half-day seminar provided me with critical information covering current tax laws and reporting requirements. As a responsible business owner who anticipates hiring several employees in 2013, I also have plans to attend additional training seminars on relevant HR and health care requirements, as employees are hired.

So this is a thank-you note to the Tarrant SBDC for helping my small business grow and develop during these tough economic times. I look forward to a continued relationship with Tarrant SBDC, with Deb, Cle, Myron, Cheryle and the other Business Advisors in the near future. It is organizations like Tarrant SBDC that will help the small businesses grow and develop. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to assist and help in your endeavors.”

Steve Sinunu, Owner
September 2013

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