About the business:
Like many fresh college graduates, CEO Dan Turner found it tough to get a job after graduation. Turner decided to start his own web applications development consultancy company and bid on and won a $10,000 contract with the National Institutes of Health.
The company later struggled to obtain government contracts when new regulations required all contractors to have all of its employees work on site. TCG was set up as a remote company. The company went from $3.5 million in revenues and 35 employees down to $1 million and a staff of seven. When government contract guidelines were later thawed, Turner shifted the company's focus to grants management, specifically for government entities. Two years after the change in focus, the company landed four more contracts. The company has grown to now offer a range of IT and management consulting services.
--By Eno Alfred and Matt Camp
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