National Small Business Week cosponsors hosting training webinars/webcast May 2-4

Rozanne Garman,  Washington State Small Business Person of the Year, owner of RHD Enterprises, Inc. Photo Courtesy  Small Business  Administration
Rozanne Garman,
Washington State Small Business Person of the Year, owner of
RHD Enterprises, Inc.
Photo Courtesy
Small Business

SBA Administrator Honors Nation’s Top Small Businesses

WASHINGTON – Administrator Linda McMahon, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced this year’s Small Business Person of the Year winners from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. All of the winners have been invited to attend ceremonies in Washington, D.C on April 30 – May 1 where they will be honored with their individual award along with recognition of the three runners-up and the naming of the 2017 National Small Business Person of the Year.

“It is my honor and distinct pleasure to announce the 54 winners from across the U.S. and its territories,” McMahon said. “These small business owners define entrepreneurial spirit and best represent the 28 million small businesses that are the backbone and economic engine for today’s economy. I look forward to welcoming the winners to Washington [to be] officially honored for their achievements.”

Washington state awardee Rozanne Garman will be in D.C. in person for the two days of ceremonies, and then heads back home for another event at the Museum of Flight the next day. Garman started RHD Enterprises, Inc. in 2005 out of her home, incorporating in 2008. By the age of 26, Rozanne designed pre-engineered buildings across the U.S. with solely the benefit of on-the-job training. RHD specializes in a broad range of construction projects, primarily in the federal, commercial and industrial sectors, and has specialized divisions focusing on design, general construction, metal fabrication and welding. Its projects range from small service projects of less than $100,000 to complex projects valued at $10 million.

RHD currently operates throughout Washington, Oregon, California, Montana, Minnesota, and Arkansas and has 27 employees. The company received assistance and training from the Washington State Procurement Technical Assistance Center, SCORE and the SBA’s Women’s Business Centers. This training helped RHD secure more than 30 projects with upward of $9 million in bonded work and $10 million in hand with agencies, including the Veterans Administration, General Services Administration and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration. RHD recently received a contract with NOAA that serves all states west of the Mississippi and all of the Pacific Islands. The company’s revenue has increased to $12.5 million.


From RHD Enterprises’ website:
RHD Enterprises, Inc. is a 8(a) & Minority Woman-Owned, full service general contractor specializing in federal government, commercial and industrial construction. We provide various services including new construction, remodel and tenant improvements, pre-engineered metal buildings, modular facilities, laboratory modernizations, and environmental remediation. We also offer a full design/build service and have developed relationships with local architectural and engineering firms that have extensive experience in federal government contracting and have designed and built projects on all the local bases.

Our philosophy is to provide a high quality, on-time, in-budget project with the client as our top priority. As a small company, the owner is involved in every project and maintains the hands-on approach in every aspect of the company. We believe that fostering a team atmosphere on every project by working with the owner, architect, engineers, and sub-contractors, you will receive the highest quality project. Through teamwork, RHD Enterprises, Inc. is committed to build projects of value that our customers, employees and communities are proud of with the highest standards of quality, safety and integrity.
RHD is an equal opportunity employer and encourage diversity in our workforce, as well as with our subcontractors, and suppliers.

Our Mission:
RHD is committed to making a difference in the community and the world by giving back, paving the way for women to succeed in a traditional male industry, and navigating the construction world with integrity and care. We’re setting a new bar.


As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE and cosponsors from Visa, YP, Google, Salesforce, Constant Contact and Chase will be hosting numerous training webinars/webcast. The webinars/webcast are free of charge, but registration space is limited on a first-come, first-served basis.

Webinars are being presented by a variety of companies, topics include:

– The U.S. Economic Outlook and Its Impact on Small Businesses presented by Visa
– 5 Fabulous Habits of Local Business Champions Presented by YP
– Grow Your Business Online Presented by Google
– The Future of Small Business Innovation (Webcast) Presented by Salesforce
– How to Write Your Email Content in 15 Minutes or Less Presented by Constant Contact

National Small Business Week honors the innovators who take a risk on an idea, invest in their communities and create jobs. Their skills and creativity not only support their own families, they make neighborhoods vibrant places to live and work and fuel the nation’s economic strength. Small businesses are responsible for two out of every three net new jobs in the U.S. each year.

Administrator McMahon states, “More than half of all Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of three net new jobs in the U.S. each year. I couldn’t be prouder of all the awardees this year – they are working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness. It is an honor during National Small Business Week to honor and celebrate their hard work and success,” McMahon said.

The services the SBA provides, both in Washington, DC, and in communities from coast to coast, include access to resource partners like Small Business Development Centers, Veterans Business Outreach Centers, SCORE, and Women’s Business Centers counsel entrepreneurs for information about starting, scaling and succeeding in business. SBA community lending partners provide financing solutions, and the SBA trains small businesses on how to compete for government contracts and the ability to sell their products to the world’s largest consumer—the federal government. Finally, SBA provides a helping hand to small businesses recovering from disasters. These four roles— counseling, capital access, contracting, and disaster assistance, which SBA calls “three Cs and a D”—aim to support small businesses at every stage, whether they are starting up, expanding or getting through a tough time.

About the Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 and since January 13, 2012 has served as a Cabinet-level agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, the SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam.

– Small Business Administration

Related Stories