We are applying to the Chase Mission Main Street Grants this year and need 250 votes by June 19th, 2015. If we can get the necessary 250 votes, and we totally can with your help, a panel will review our answers to five questions. I hope these will give you some ideas of what we hope to achieve with our small business – most definitely a work in progress.
1. Tell us about your business and what makes it unique. Please provide a general description of your product, customers, competitive landscape, and overall performance.
Global Data Solutions Inc. (GDS Inc...) has eight year track record of providing best in class -
What make us unique?
GDS Clientele –
Certified member of –
Our products : http://www.globaldatasolutions.com/our-experiences.html
2. What inspired you to become an entrepreneur? Describe both your greatest achievements and biggest challenges.
I decided to become an entrepreneur after several years I started my professional career, especially when I was working for various companies but never felt challenged enough. More importantly, there were needs for products and services in the marketplace that I knew I could successfully fulfill.
I believe that taking responsibility means taking on risk, and accepting that there are successes and failures along the way - each of which has something to teach us.
Most important to me was to stand on my own, generate employment to my fellow Americans, and help improve our economy by paying more taxes.
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Biggest Challenges –
3. How is your business involved with the community you serve? Examples include: giving back to the community, sourcing locally, and/or contributing to economic development via hiring.
Information Technology is something of a global industry and we work primarily with customers who are in different time zones. Thus the professional community surrounding our business is not only local but globally expansive.
We proudly declare that part of GDS’s profits goes to Non-Profit Organizations which supports children with disabilities.
GDS understands its social responsibility. It believes the need to reach out to the under privileged who are unable to reach their full potential in spite of talent due to lack of resources.
GDS encourages its employees to independently support the nonprofit organizations and charities that affect people's life. In our business dealings, we use paper products responsibly. By instituting electronic versions of forms, pay stubs, invoices, and W2 documents, GDS has dramatically reduced paper consumption the company uses on an annual basis. All employees & contractors are eligible to receive their W2 forms electronically.
As the company grows, we will be looking forward to the next generation of graduates of our wonderful local universities to share our expertise and our mission.
4. What would a $100,000 grant mean to your business and how will you utilize the funds? Please be as specific as possible.
Majority of the amount we’ll invest in providing employment opportunities, Innovation, Research & Development, and Marketing of our products.
Being as a Technology based company we developed several technology enabled ecommerce platform which brings all the community in one platform where they can communicate, share and fulfill their business needs i.e. MyGlobalAds.com.
In particular, we would use the grant to build and develop these resources: In developing this platform where our community member can use this platform for FREE and fulfill their business needs. The motive behind MyGlobalAds.com is to connect people and community together. www.MyGlobalAds.com is an online classified website to serve all community who lives in earth and connect each other. We take pride in serving our users across USA and looking forward to provide services across the globe soon.
This grant will help us in many ways to develop company’s growth and sustainability. Simultaneously if company grows well, it will directly proportional to our existing and in future on-boarding employees.
5. What are your short-term (1-2 years) and long-term growth plans for the business? How will this grant contribute to your plan?
We have worked hard and invested a lot to enter in to Federal government market and now by obtaining a prime contract for U.S. NAVY - SeaPort-e. Our journey started successfully in Government market while we continue our efforts in commercial market.
Our short term goal is to expand or enhance our products like www.MyGlobalAds.com. Our goal is to reach out to the users with this platform to the all community of users.
Our longer-term growth plans are to continue to develop tools and resources to "fill in the gaps" so that we can provide a comprehensive offering for developers and users (i.e. community). We are also looking to expand the use of this cutting edge technology to other knowledge domains where use of structured terminology is important yet underutilized.
The grant will enable us to accelerate development of resources that are currently missing from the marketplace. We will utilize the grant for more cutting edge technology products and that will generate more profits so it will enable us to contribute high % back to the community for genuine cause and for need in our community.