B2Gnow Celebrates 25 Years of Innovation and Growth

PHOENIX, June 25, 2024 ~ B2Gnow, a leading provider of business diversity, procurement, and grant management software solutions, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Since its inception in 1999, the company has grown from a small provider of diversity management and procurement solutions to a dynamic organization with 120 team members and over 400 customers nationwide.

The company's mission has always been to streamline the procurement processes of large organizations through a seamless digital environment. Over the years, B2Gnow has continuously refined its focus by incorporating feedback from buyers and vendors. In 2022, the company expanded its technology to include a dedicated Business Diversity Management System. This system automates compliance and certification processes, saving time and money while eliminating paperwork.

In 2020, B2Gnow partnered with Polaris Growth Fund for strategic growth investment. This partnership has allowed the company to further expand its reach and impact by providing industry-leading solutions to organizations across the country. Additionally, B2Gnow acquired Panther International in 2021, adding a comprehensive suite of grant management software to its offerings.

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Frank Begalke, B2Gnow's COO who joined the leadership team in 2006, has played a crucial role in driving the company's growth and success. He explains that despite facing challenges along the way, each one has strengthened their resolve and sharpened their focus on innovation and product excellence. The company has also prioritized security and data protection while honing their skills in scalability and adapting to evolving technologies.

In the past year alone, B2Gnow has continued to evolve while remaining committed to customer success. This includes hiring key team members such as newly appointed President Bryan Proctor. The company has also supported hundreds of customers subject to the new US Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) rule. Additionally, they have launched major new products like B2G FairSource, which simplifies the sourcing of small and diverse firms for primes and general contractors.

Reflecting on the company's 25th anniversary, B2Gnow CEO and founder Justin Talbot-Stern expresses his pride in the company's accomplishments. He credits their success to their unwavering commitment to serving customers and supporting their team. Talbot-Stern emphasizes that their focus has never been on chasing growth for growth's sake, but rather earning their customers' trust one interaction at a time. He sees this milestone as a testament to the team's perseverance, customer loyalty, and dedication to empowering small and disadvantaged firms.

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Today, the B2Gnow platform continues to drive business opportunities and empower organizations by effortlessly managing compliance in supplier diversity and grant management initiatives. With a database of over 500,000 certified small and disadvantaged businesses, B2Gnow supports federal, state, county, city, airport, prime contractor, and corporate supplier diversity and compliance programs. This ensures transparency and fairness in contracting.

Looking towards the future, B2Gnow President Bryan Proctor is excited about what lies ahead for the company. He reiterates their commitment to delivering innovative solutions for equitable and efficient government contracting. Proctor believes that B2Gnow's dedication to excellence will solidify its pivotal role in advancing equitable business practices and fostering community growth as they continue to develop solutions that meet evolving needs.
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