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The New Vision Of LEWIS-TECK

December 15, 2009 in The Adventures Of LEWIS-TECK

 For many years LEWIS-TECK was a very small company that I basically use when I got outside consulting jobs to ensure all tax’s was paid to the federal and state government. From time to time I would occasionally get a phone call to do contract work in the beginning it was mostly website design and web application development. After a couple years the primary focus of LEWIS-TECK changed to a catchall information technology consulting company that specializes in higher education. Where I would get calls to help with organizational change or defining the role of information technology at the institution, Even though I have the gift of dyslexia, my over all written communication skills are somewhat lacking, I seem to have a amazing way of seeing  the true vision of the institution. in the amazing gift to reorganize a division or department of information-technology professionals to meet the true needs of the university or college over the long term.
After spending a year in upstate New York away from the family it quickly dawn on me. that my business needs to be based in North Carolina in for many family reasons including A 14-year-old young son (the kid)  who believes he’s should be treated like 30 year old and should not listen to his mother anymore, and the frantic phone calls dealing with a overprotective mother who should be nameless but I call her wifey, it’s truly  dawn on me that having a business and running around the country sometime for 4 to 5 months at a time this was not the way to make it to my 25th wedding anniversary.
This leads me to the new vision of LEWIS-TECK I needed to design A company that would bring in reasonable income in order for me to be based in North Carolina I must branch out from my original focus of higher education. As usual once my mind starts to run. There will be thousands of thoughts coming into my mind all at once. I must begin to whittle them down to the truly brilliant two or three that will work in the long-run. I knew I must keep my focus on higher education because that has been the primary breadwinner for the family; I also wanted to branch out into state and federal contracts because that seemed to be a really good niche. I also thought some businesses on the verge of going from small to medium could use a hand with long-range strategic planning and to top it all off I figure if I added in a home-based service I could steady out the cash flows.
So what all of these great ideas in mind I began the new vision for LEWIS-TECK I quickly came to realize home-based service while a very profitable part of the market is not a entry point that I am willing to pay the price to get in to. When I say pay the price it is not a lot of money but it is a lot of competition with the best buys in the numerous numbers of small business that specialized in home base computing services, this segment of the market will be due for a great price wars in ever decreasing margins due to the immense amount of competition in the space. So my new vision of LEWIS-TECK will leave me to concentrate on four primary markets education, state contracts, federal contracts and small to midsized businesses I will keep you abreast of the ever-changing vision of LEWIS-TECK it should be quite interesting to sit back in 18 months to see where the vision began to where it ends.
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Meeting With Small Business Transportation Resource (SBTRC) at NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY

December 12, 2009 in The Adventures Of LEWIS-TECK

On December 3, 2009 I attended a meeting of NC MBEC Recovery Outreach Project’s Business to Business Forum in Kinston North Carolina. Where I met a gentleman name GEORGE C. JONES, JR. from (SBTRC) after about 20 minutes of discussion I decided this was a person I needed to talk to in detail to help get Lewis-teck pointed in the right direction. The next day I schedule appointment to go to Greensboro which is about 1 1/2 hour away from my house to seek further advice from (SBTRC).  On Thursday, December 10, 2009, I had my first meeting with the (SBTRC), at first you are very suspicious when you walk into these meetings not quite knowing if this is a sales pitch or some other unique opportunity that highly benefits another individual. I was truly surprised after get more information about this organization to realize that this is a legitimate operation sponsored by the Department of Transportation to increase minority and disadvantaged businesses in gaining entry and participation in federal transportation contracts. This gentleman and was highly knowledgeable about all of the steps necessary for a small minority business to take to be considered for contract work for the US Government Department of Transportation.
At this meeting he was able to line out step-by-step instructions on all of the paperwork that I would need to complete in order to qualify to bid on Department of Transportation contracts, not only did he point me to the proper paperwork he also referred me to the necessary sources in case I had any questions. My first experience with this organization has truly been outstanding and I must suggest to any small minority business or disadvantaged business out there to seek out this organization and similar organizations sponsored by the US government if you are looking for some legitimate advice and how to pursue government contracts. I truly did walk away with a great understanding of this organization was here to help guide me through the intricate paperwork necessary in order to qualify to bid on the contracts. By no means did I walk away with any preconceived notion that this organization was here to guarantee me work which is a good feeling because most illegitimate operations begin with the promise of fame fortune in richest. Please find below the link for this organization and also I will be posting updates too my blog and let you know how it turns out at the end.

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The Adventures Of LEWIS-TECK

December 8, 2009 in The Adventures Of LEWIS-TECK

First let me begin by apologizing for being away from my blog so long, several things have crossed my mind over the last couple of weeks, I have two blogs one is A Point Of Thought and the other one is Dyslexic in America. Due to the nature of A Point Of Thought being a professional blog I have had several friends offered to edit my writing so people do not get the wrong idea after careful consideration I have decided to let them begin to edit  A Point Of Thought. I have also decided not to let anybody edit Dyslexic In America because the whole point of this blog, is for other people with dyslexia can have a place to come read and see it is okay not to be the best-speller in the world. as long as you get your true thoughts across. Over time I have blogged a lot about how it feels to be a Dyslexic In America this new series of blogs will be more about the adventures of opening LEWIS-TECK. LEWIS-TECK is my information technology consulting company which has been around for about eight years off and on in the beginning we did a lot of webpage design and web application development, then our focus change to to networking and server support. Now we are generally supporting higher education and government contracts. For a long time this was a one-man operation where I ran around the country giving my opinions and doing all the work myself.
The next step in the evolution of LEWIS-TECK will be to make it a major IT consulting company that specializes in government contracting as well as higher education information technology consulting. our main focus will be long-range strategic planning, system integration, data warehousing and Information technology organization restructuring. Throughout this series of blogs we will go  step-by-step all of the legal paperwork one must do to become a consulting company.