American War Market
Washington Technology celebrates the growth of the top 50 small business contractors serving the government.
“Between No. 1 and No. 50, there are a variety of companies that illustrate the diversity of skills and capabilities possessed by small businesses in the government market. Companies such as Mission Essential Personnel blossomed as an in-theater support contractor to the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan, while Ambit Group supplies consulting and program support to government agencies. Mission Essential Personnel landed at the No. 8 spot with a five-year CAGR of 173.59 percent, and Ambit makes a repeat visit to the Fast 50 with 118.01 percent growth rate.”
While some are engaged in the shift from private to public sector health, most are making money by servicing the Iraq and Afghanistan war and peace initiatives otherwise called the American War Market.
Businesses that bank on war as a strategy, what is that?
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Ellumen’s key to success is common to others on the Fast 50 list: focus.
William McCollough, one of the company's founders, puts it best: “A little bit of luck, a little bit of foreplanning.”
For Ellumen, that means having the luck to be in one of the more important growth areas in the government market: health care IT.
FedStore, No. 1 on the Fast 50 with a CAGR of 340.1 percent, also uses the word "focus" to describe its success. The company is a value-added reseller that puts an emphasis on selling solutions more than boxes or products.
Its focus is on networking, infrastructure, information assurance, storage, systems and management, said Matthew Cayouette, one of three brothers who run the business. It also helps that they hold a spot on the NASA Solutions for Enterprise-wide Procurement IV contract, one of the more successful governmentwide procurement vehicles in the market.”