The Metro Washington DC SCORE Chapter has named Catapult Consultants, LLC, 1750 Tysons Blvd., McLean, VA as its Client of the Year

Washington, DC: Anthony Fung and Joshua Bogart, owners of Catapult Consultants, an IT Professional Services organization, have grown revenues from $121,000 in 2001 to a projected $3.4 million in calendar year 2007. Anthony Fung will be honored at a luncheon reception on May 16, 2007 at the McCormick and Schmick Restaurant, 901 F St., NW, Washington, DC.

Anthony Fung came to Washington’s SCORE’s office two years ago to seek help in growing his business from an initial very positive start. Hal Shelton, Washington’s SCORE Chapter Chair says, “Anthony had a clear vision of how he could make an impact on the local economy when he first came to us.” Hal adds, “SCORE counselor Fred Elam helped him do a great deal of research in a number of areas, and advised him on a growth strategy.

Anthony Fung says Fred Elam’s assistance was invaluable to the success of his business, and his attitude gave him confidence about his ability to succeed. “There were so many questions that I had at that point in out growth cycle, and Fred had the answers or knew where to find them.” Anthony adds, “He was so supportive and positive about what I was trying accomplish, it really helped ease the fears and anxiety I had about taking those next steps.”

Catapult clients include:
1. American Red Cross
2. Christian Children’s Fund
3. Union Privilege
4. True Careers
5. Defense of Defense Inspector General Office
6. Department of the Army
7. Department of the Navy
8. Department of Health and Human Services – Program Support Center
9. Department of Health and Human Services – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
10. Department of Energy
11. Department of Agriculture
12. World Wild Life Fund

Catapult provides professional services to Federal government clients including:
1. Financial Management
2. Application and Database Development
3. Information Assurance
4. Data quality analysis
5. Business process reengineering

Since first meeting with volunteer SCORE counselor Fred Elam in 2005, SCORE has provided advice to Catapult Consultants, LLC on a wide range of matters to include Business Development in the Federal Government Sector, Bid and Proposals, Corporate Cost Pools, Teaming Agreements and New Hire Employee Packets. Mr. Elam has acted as a member of Catapult’s Advisory Board as well as providing his support via phone and email when needed by Catapult’s management. He placed Catapult’s management staff in touch with other SCORE counselors when other needs arose. Catapult’s management and successful growth can be directly attributed to the support of SCORE volunteers who helped the organization by providing crucial best practices, lessons learned, and strategic information. Catapult has also utilized SCORE’s web resources including online workshops and template gallery to enhance the company’s infrastructure.

During the time that Catapult Consultants has been a SCORE client it has teamed with four firms as a subcontractor and has also won three contracts worth an estimated $5,000,000.00 dollars as a prime contractor.

As evidence of the growth and maturation of Catapult during its involvement with SCORE, Catapult has given back to the community by supporting various organizations such as the Association of the United States Army and Fairfax County Public Schools. Recently Catapult participated in a student mentoring program for aspiring entrepreneurs in Fairfax County.

Catapult Consultants has been engaged in pursuing and doing business with fellow small businesses in the area in a variety of Information Technology related projects. The Catapult members strongly believe in teaming and sharing knowledge with other small businesses in order to grow opportunities within the community. Catapult members have shared a wealth of knowledge and experience with other small business focusing especially on members new to the Federal contracting space in order to help shorten the learning curve.

Since 1964, SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” has assisted more than 7.5 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through counseling and business workshops. More than 10,500 volunteer business counselors in 389 chapters serve their communities through entrepreneurial education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses. For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. Or, visit SCORE on the Web at www.score.org.

For more information about starting or growing a small business, call 202-272-0390. Visit Metro Washington DC SCORE on the Web at http://www.scoredc.org.