Virginia Beach-based software company celebrates local SBOY award during National Small Business Week. Bizwiz by KBH Business Management Systems has received the 2015 Virginia Beach Small Business of the Year Award from the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce. The company is part of an exciting wave of technological innovation taking place across the region.
Virginia Beach, VA (May 6, 2015) – Bizwiz©® by KBH Business Management Systems (KBH) has received the 2015 Virginia Beach Small Business of the Year Award from the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce. Now in its 31st year, the annual awards recognize top-performing small businesses and their contributions to fostering economic development in the Hampton Roads area.
A judging committee, assembled by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads, selected the winning businesses from five Hampton Roads’ cities based on the following criteria: financial performance and business history, training and motivation, community involvement, business plan, growth, and customer service and satisfaction.
“I am so proud of our team for earning this award. We can see on a daily basis how we are making a positive difference for contractors, their businesses, and their employees,” said Jesse Waltz, P.E., owner and president of KBH Business Management Systems. “We help people see—at the push of a button, literally—how things are going in different areas of their business from marketing and sales to installation/service and accounting.”
Bizwiz, developed by KBH in 2007, is a Software-as-a-Service business management and workflow system that gives companies a complete view of metrics necessary to promote short- and long-term growth. The web-based operating software provides an opportunity for businesses to measure performance in key areas (such as cost per lead, average sale amount, and company conversion rate) and set new goals while proactively managing challenges. From anywhere, users can review real-time data about their marketing, sales, operations, production, and accounting activities to forecast revenue and growth.
Waltz, who also owns JES Foundation Repair with his wife Stella, came up with the idea for the comprehensive business software during his travels across the country as a director of engineering for a foundation repair product manufacturer. He wanted to be able to access real-time information about JES while he was away so he could make logical decisions about running his business. Waltz quickly realized how beneficial the software could be for other contractors as well. Bizwiz has been an instrumental force in eliminating operational inefficiencies and boosting year-to-year revenue growth for JES and over 100 companies throughout the U.S. and Canada. KBH is constantly refining the Bizwiz product and broadening its capabilities and features to serve all types of residential contractors.
“We’ve covered a lot of ground in the last eight years. The SBOY award is a very special win for our team, and it is a sign of great things to come,” said Waltz. “The opportunity to help many people and businesses is right in front of us, and we will keep performing at our best for current and future customers.”
In 2011, KBH was selected as one of the “Top 10 to Watch” by the Chamber for its fast growth track. Four years later, the company has emerged as a leader in the Hampton Roads’ small business community. Earning the Virginia Beach Small Business of the Year Award has automatically qualified Bizwiz for the Hampton Roads Small Business of the Year title, which covers the entire region. The 2015 Hampton Roads Small Business of the Year Awards Ceremony will be held Friday, June 12 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott.
About Bizwiz©® by KBH Business Management Systems
Bizwiz©® is a web-based, mobile-friendly software, developed by KBH Business Management Systems. Launched in 2007, the business management solution helps companies in the construction and related service industries optimize overall productivity and reduce inefficiencies by providing real-time data on marketing, sales, accounting, appointment center, and production efforts. Bizwiz streamlines business operations through a full-service, easy-to-use dashboard. For more information, call 877.358.3100.
About the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce
The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce is a vigorous advocate for the economic success of its nearly 2,000 member businesses, which employ 280,000 men and women in southeastern Virginia. The Chamber promotes Hampton Roads’ healthy business climate through economic development, public policy initiatives, services, and benefits to members. The Chamber is dedicated to creating economic opportunities and enhancing the quality of life in Hampton Roads.
About JES Foundation Repair
JES Foundation Repair, established in 1993, designs and installs foundation support systems, crawl space moisture management systems, and basement waterproofing systems in residential and commercial properties. Headquartered in Virginia Beach, JES Foundation Repair has been included in the Virginia Chamber of Commerce “Fantastic 50” four times and consistently recognized as one of the 50 fastest-growing companies in Virginia. In addition to several worldwide industry awards for sales, JES Foundation Repair has been listed multiple times among the Best Places to Work in Hampton Roads. It has also received the Small Business of the Year Award by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce. The company has three offices that serve Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and northeastern North Carolina.
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