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At last year’s America’s Small Business Summit in Washington, Citrus Heights, California-based SearchPros Solutions, which helps employers and employees develop the skills they need to reach their full potential, took home the Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award.
And the company hasn’t slowed down since. Now a year removed from that big moment, we checked in on the three entrepreneurial women behind the company to find out how things are going now.
We learned that SearchPros— essentially a full-service provider of human capital and workforce solutions—has since been named the 237th fastest growing company in the country and was recognized by Diversity.com as a Top 100 Certified Small Business, Women Owned Business, and Minority Business. Today, SearchPros is operating in more than two dozen states and several countries around the world, working with clients ranging from the U.S. Army to Boeing to Capital One.
One thing that hasn’t changed: The founders continue to find their reward in the people they help.
“It’s so rewarding to give opportunities to someone that help to jumpstart their career,” Myla says. “We provide opportunities for people and make a true investment in people.”
Myla, along with co-founders Heather Kocina and Rayna Pearson, set out to invest resources into job training and business counseling to help others succeed in the workforce. “Being an immigrant, I have seen how hard it is to find work and also how hard it is to develop the right skillsets and experience to do work that you like to do,” Myla says.
SearchPros perfectly exemplifies the spirit of enterprise and entrepreneurship.
“Small business owners need to be innovative and need to find the path that will be most successful for their organizations,” Myla says. “That hunger needs to stay with you throughout the process.”
Her advice for other entrepreneurs and this year’s Dream Big finalists: “Never stop learning.”