DuWanda came to Pacific Community Ventures with the primary goal of scaling her small business by establishing a long-term executive vision and a sound marketing strategy.
DuWanda Beacham is the owner of Centermost Consulting in Vacaville, California. Back in 2016, DuWanda founded Centermost Consulting, a staffing, recruiting and professional development business, placing female top talent in life-sciences information technology fields. She started this company because she wanted to see more gender and ethnic diversity in larger organizations.
DuWanda came to Pacific Community Ventures with the primary goal of scaling her small business by establishing a long-term executive vision and a sound marketing strategy. We paired DuWanda with Ana Owczarzak, Regional Sales Manager, Midwest & Canada at Google. Ana has the leadership, vision-setting and operational framework skills necessary to shift DuWanda’s strategic direction and propel her business to the next level.
Ana and DuWanda’s first success was determining what Centermost Consulting’s value proposition was and how her business differentiates from her competitors. DuWanda wrote after only a few weeks into her partnership: “…my matched advisor is very engaged and provides great information and insight that I can use immediately to benefit my business…she teaches me a lot”
Within the first couple of months of working together, DuWanda was able to utilize Ana’s expertise to refine her business model. Ana used her knowledge of Google tools to help DuWanda create a marketing strategy and explore different channels of monetization opportunities for her services. Ana also helped DuWanda realize what her main revenue streams were and where she can downsize to increase her profit margins.
We are glad to hear that Ana is receiving just as much value from the partnership as DuWanda. Ana wrote about her Business Advising experience:
“It’s been extremely rewarding and positive!”
They have both rated their match satisfaction a 10 out of 10 on each survey response and are continuously connecting!