By Rebecca Barbour, SBTDC/PTAC Counselor at North Carolina State University
VA Verification can be daunting for Veteran-owned small businesses and Ambrose Strategy was no exception. Founded in 2011, Ambrose Strategy offers consulting services in Public Sector Strategy, working with public and private sector clients to bring innovation to the public sector. President Zach Ambrose’s background includes many executive leadership roles and extensive experience in policy analysis, public budgeting, and strategy.
As a Navy veteran wanting to take his business to the next level, Zach contacted his PTAC counselor for assistance with the VA Verification Process. In preparation for the verification, Zach and his counselor reviewed the program requirements as described in the Code of Federal Regulations, identified all of the documentation the company would be required to produce, and discussed the overall process. Over the course of several weeks, Zach’s PTAC counselor reviewed each of his supporting documents and assisted with answering additional documentation requests and inquiries from the VA.
Zach’s careful preparations and his counselor’s insight paid off in July 2014 when Ambrose Strategy received VOSB certification. Since receiving the certification, Zach has updated his marketing materials and company profile to maximize the value of his certification. He continues to stay in contact with his PTAC counselor for further assistance with government contracting and business development. Congratulations to Zach and Ambrose Strategy!