Minority Business Accelerator (MBA) is a program of the Greenville Chamber which actively seeks to improve the capacity of minority owned firms by increasing recognition of the value of minority businesses as suppliers, strategic partners, and, ultimately, as effective engines for job growth, economic development and wealth creation. MBA prepares high potential minority-owned businesses for accelerated growth and expansion through business development services, mentoring, targeted training, access to large corporations for partnership opportunities and custom roadmap to sustainable growth. MBA helps MBEs overcome growth barriers creates access to new opportunities for ethnic diverse businesses, connecting them with the right resources and results-driven strategies to fuel their growth and build capacity.
- 1 of 6 Chambers in the country to offer a Minority Business Accelerator program
- Approximately $15.5 MIL in contracts awarded since inception
- Approximately 203 jobs created since inception
H.D. Auston Moving Systems, LLC
Hardy Auston is the proud owner of H. D. Auston Moving Systems LLC, a family business since 1945. The company has designed a unique relocation process which meets the specific needs of each customer. H.D Auston Moving Systems, LLC takes pride in recommending service strategies and alternatives to make their customers’ moves as pleasant and easy as possible, therefore reducing the pressure involved in moving.
H. D. Auston Moving Systems, LLC is located in Greenville and what sets them apart from their competitors is their attention to detail and their desire to provide opportunities for the community. Hardy states that, ”We guarantee higher standards, easier and more successful local moves, interstate moves, corporate moves, home moves and cross-country moves. Our commitment remains as high as it was when the company was founded, which is to provide the most valuable and reliable moving services possible,” expressed Hardy.
Some of H.D. Auston Moving Systems, LLC specialties include local, long distance moving; office and residential moving; senior moving; pianos, antiques and high value items, storage, packing materials and packing services; rental truck / PODS loading and unloading; short notice moves; crating services; and international moving.
Five years from now this MBE anticipates generating $5 million dollars in sales and to increase their cash flow. Hardy is ecstatic to upsurge his business acumen in the MBA program with the aid of the coaches, instructors, and other participants. One piece of advice for other entrepreneurs from Hardy is simple. “Keep the faith.”