Minority Business Accelerator: Secondary Solutions, Tina Stevens

Posted by: Nika White on Friday, March 23, 2018

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.

 

MBA Facts:

  • 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
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Secondary Solutions, Inc.

Tina Stevens is the proud owner of Secondary Solutions, Inc., a diverse manufacturing service company that has served clients since 1997. Secondary Solutions Inc. provides third party inspection for first tier BMW suppliers, kitting and packaging for the nutraceutical and printing industry, and buffing, polishing and sewing for the truck manufacturing industry.

Quality control, certified inspections, and POP (Point of Purchase) displays are some of the pillars that Secondary Solutions stands on to make their business thrive. What makes Secondary Solutions, Inc. different from its competitors are their unique services and abstract thinking regarding solutions. They configure innovative processes for solutions companies may not have considered. These differentiators serve as a cornerstone for the Secondary Solutions, Inc.

When asked why Tina wanted to do with the business she said, “I want to build and leave the business for my daughter one day. Create a legacy for her.” Tina is thrilled to exchange information and to have the opportunity to learn and think about business from a different perspective which is afforded to her through participation in the MBA program. She expects Secondary Solutions Inc. to have 100 percent growth in the next five years which translates to having over 200 employees. Tina’s advice for entrepreneurs is simple, yet powerful. “Never, never, never give up!”

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