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Our Mission

Our mission is to do meaningful work. Our work is meaningful because your business means everything to you, your industries, your family, your neighborhood, and your community. We are driven each and every day to have a social and economic impact by building capacity, increasing access to capital, driving revenue, creating jobs, and financial stability development. B2G Victory team members share details on what meaningful work means to them below:

Julie Hartman

“I am truly blessed with this bonus round in my life and am committed to do meaningful work that drives social and economic impact.   Leveraging the combined success of entrepreneurs (small, women, minority, LGBTQ+, and veteran-owned businesses), large primes, and government agencies builds capacity, increases access to capital, and drives innovation. These fellow entrepreneurs and businesses create ideas, opportunities and jobs, empower and build communities, and inspire future entrepreneurs and idea maker. I am fueled by potential and living your dream is not always easy. There’s no telling how far and how fast we can all go when we do meaningful work together!”

-Julie

Susan M. Repka

“During the 2008 financial crisis, I interviewed close to 100 WBEs that were either applying for certification or submitting their recertification. Time and time again, I  heard how their innovation kept them from laying off their employees. Pay cuts from the top down may have happened, but they kept their employees on the payroll. To me, this is why we do what we do. To help small businesses keep their doors open and their people employed. “

-Susan

Emily Kelley

“It’s no secret that work is simply a necessary part of life. It becomes part of our identities, shaping the way we look at people and the world around us. Our clients are people who may be making life-long dreams come true, turning a passion into a profitable business, or expanding a thriving business and, in turn, finding more ways to create positive change for their people. Playing even the smallest role in their successes is not just rewarding but an honor.”

-Emily

“It’s incredible to be able to assist large and small businesses streamline processes, identify new business drivers and hit new milestones and revenue. To be able to walk along side them on their road to success, supporting them and celebrating with them – there is something truly magical in that.”

-Dawn

“Seeing our clients faces as they celebrate a win, reach a goal, or realize their potential reminds me that our work matters and we are creating better tomorrows.”

-Bella

Mark Praigg

“If I can help somebody as I pass along’ are the first words of a song by Alma Bazel Androzzo. To me, the higher purpose of helping those who could benefit most from access to services, contracts, capital, and programs is my way of giving back. So, the dual purpose of helping businesses grow and prosper combined with a higher purpose means, in the words of the song, ‘my living shall not be in vain.”  

-Mark

By the Numbers

The B2G Story

2002

Susan certified
Julie’s first business

2002 – 2007

Susan and Julie’s relationship is built through collaborative opportunities

2017

Julie sold first business and founded J. Hartman

2018

SMR Business Services founded

2018

First joint client
(still a client today!)

2023

B2G Victory celebrated it’s first birthday!

2022

B2G Victory launched January 1, 2022

2020

First joint webinar

2019

Idea for B2G Victory born

Certifications

City of Houston OBO certification
METRO SBE Certification logo
Port Houston Certification
Women's Business Enterprise Certification