Redmon's Rule #129 - Know the Benefits of Buying Local

Sourcing locally can provide huge benefits for your business and your bottom line.

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Rule #105 - Imperative Improvements

As a successful business leader, you may reach a point in your career where your business is running smoothly, growing rapidly, and things seem almost perfect. However, it’s imperative that you never stop striving to improve your business. It’s when your organization falls into complacency that competitors are able to come in and improve your strategy. As an entrepreneur or a manager, you must always place your business ahead of the trends and discover the next tactics that will best suit your customers.

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Rule #73 - It’s Not Who You Know

We’ve all heard the old adage: “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”

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Rule #72 - Establish a Process

Being a CEO is hard. Sometimes it feels as if every day there are a million things that need your attention. However, you don’t have time to deal with the minutiae of the day-to-day. So what can you do?

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SAMS President and CEO speaks at Press Conference for House Committee on Small Business


Photo caption: Pictured left to right: Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY); Staci Redmon, SAMS President and CEO; Bill Reegan, Executive Director, Alexandria Small Business Development Center; and Rep. Janice Hahn (D-CA).


Staci Redmon, President and CEO of Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS) was invited to give remarks on April 9, 2014 at a press conference on Capitol Hill for the U.S. House of Representatives, House Committee on Small Business release of a report on the impact of the “Ryan Budget” on Small Business. The press conference was headed by the Honorable Nydia Velazquez, the ranking Democratic member of the committee. She is the author of the Women’s Procurement Program, an initiative that has helped Federal agencies boost women’s participation in the Federal marketplace. “For Small Businesses to thrive, they require an environment that is conducive for growth.” Rep. Velazquez said. She also authored H.R. 2452, the “Women’s Procurement Program Equalization Act”, which allows agencies to target certain Federal contracts to women-owned firms.

“Rep. Velazquez is an outspoken advocate for Small Business and women entrepreneurs,” Ms. Redmon said following the press conference. “I am grateful for her work to ensure that women entrepreneurs are afforded equal opportunities to succeed as their male counterparts.”

Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS) provides Operations Support, Information Technology Services, and Facilities Management Support to Defense and Civilian Federal Government agencies. For more information about SAMS, visit For more information about the report on the impact of the “Ryan Budget” on Small Business, visit

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Black-Owned Small Businesses Buffeted by U.S. Shutdown’s Effects

Janet Bashen called her 19 employees Sunday night and told them she couldn’t afford to pay them.

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