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Team b. Strategy + Receives Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year Award at DOE Small Business Forum and Expo 

June 4, 2024

Minneapolis, MN – Team b. Strategy + was named Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Forum and Expo this week. This is Team b.’s second nomination in the category, and the organization is thrilled to be recognized by one of its longstanding clients.  

DOE’s Annual Small Business Awards Program recognizes the outstanding performance of people and organizations that promote and expand the Department’s use of small businesses.  

The Expo featured general sessions, fireside discussions, breakout sessions, an epic pitch competition, and speakers from multiple agencies including the Honorable Katy Kale, Deputy Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration.  

“I’m proud that Team b. Strategy + was awarded Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year by the Department of Energy,” said Westling at the DOE Small Business Forum and Expo in Minneapolis, MN. “We’ve supported the Department for over 13 years and have enjoyed our work and valued partnerships within the organization immensely. In 2023 we achieved some new heights alongside our clients at NNSA. The recognition Team b. received today is not a result of luck or happenstance, it is a nod to the hard work and dedication that my talented colleagues at Team b. put in day-in-and-day-out. I’m incredibly proud of this award and know that it wouldn’t have been possible without their expertise and dedication.”

 

Team b. Strategy + has supported various entities within the Department, including the National Nuclear Security Administration and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, over the past 13 years. The growth and achievements of women-owned contractors lays the foundation for greater success and opportunity for the future by recognizing women-owned firms for their outstanding success as suppliers in the federal contracting arena.  

Details about the DOE’s Annual Small Business Forum & Expo are available here: https://www.energy.gov/osdbu/2024-small-business-forum-expo/.  

 

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About Team b. Strategy + 

Team b. Strategy + is a woman-owned small business founded in 2011. We combine strategic planning and creative ideas to help our clients and partners achieve their goals. We specialize in defining objectives, devising strategies, and implementing plans. We are a team of professionals with over 150 years of combined experience in private industry, public sector, and military service. Team b. is diverse and creative and takes an agile approach to business that places emphasis on relationships and results specializing in strategy, communication, marketing, design, training, government relations, and events.

For media inquiries, contact:
 

Maggie Hines 
teambstrategy.com
maggie@teambstrategy.com
@teambstrategy 

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Team b. Strategy + Founder & CEO Receives Emerging Star Award at the National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit 

March 29, 2024

Arlington, VA – Brittany Westling, founder and CEO of Team b. Strategy +, received the Emerging Star award at the National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit (NSBFCS) this week, signaling a bright future for her woman owned small business. The Emerging Star is awarded to contractors who have received their first prime government contract award within the last two years and are on their way for future opportunities.

 

Jointly hosted by the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce (USWCC) and the American Small Business Chamber of Commerce, the Summit featured education and information on current trends, technical training, regulatory updates, engagement with representatives on the hill, and access to federal agencies and prime contractors.  

“I’m honored that Team b. Strategy + has been recognized as an Emerging Star,” said Westling at the National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit at George Mason University in Arlington, VA. “We’ve got 36 amazingly talented team members that share in this with me today.” 

The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce Women Contractor Awards honor the growth and achievements of women-owned contractors and lays the foundation for greater success and opportunity for the future by recognizing women-owned firms for their outstanding success as suppliers in the federal contracting arena. Details about the USWCC Women Contractor Awards are available at uswcc.org

 

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About Team b. Strategy + 

Team b. Strategy + is a woman-owned small business founded in 2011. We combine strategic planning and creative ideas to help our clients and partners achieve their goals. We specialize in defining objectives, devising strategies, and implementing plans. We are a team of professionals with over 150 years of combined experience in private industry, public sector, and military service. Team b. is diverse and creative and takes an agile approach to business that places emphasis on relationships and results specializing in strategy, communication, marketing, design, training, and government relations.

 

 

About the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce  

The U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce gives voice to the collective strength of women in the U.S. economy. Using a platform of influence, innovation, and opportunity, we work with and for our members to grow successful businesses and careers. The Women’s Chamber helps women start and build successful businesses and careers, gain access to government contracts, grow as leaders and prepare for a secure retirement.  We work to advance government policies that underpin Women's Economic Priorities -- a positive economic environment with policies, budgets, and leadership that support women as students, workers, mothers, breadwinners, caregivers, business owners, retirees, and policy leaders. We are committed to transforming the economics of the business and labor markets and dismantling barriers that stifle sustainable business and economic growth. The U.S. Women's Chamber remains staunchly "non-captive." We're sponsored by the interests, aspirations, and needs of our members — not by big corporate sponsors who would moderate our voice or blunt our independent work. This independence powers our ability to always say and do what is right for our members. 

For media inquiries, contact:
 

Maggie Hines 
teambstrategy.com
maggie@teambstrategy.com
@teambstrategy 

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Team b. Strategy + Wins Two Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, Gold for Company of the Year (Consumer Services) and Bronze for Women-Run Workplace of the Year 

January 18, 2024

Tacoma, WA – Team b. Strategy +, a woman-owned small business and military spouse owned enterprise, won two Stevie® Awards in the 20th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business: 
 

  • Team b. Strategy + won Gold for Company of the Year – Consumer Services
    (More than 10 Employees) 

  • Team b. Strategy.+ won Bronze for Women-Run Workplace of the Year
    (More than 10 Employees) 
     

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor the achievements of women executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and the companies they run– worldwide. More than 1,600 entries were submitted for consideration in more than 100 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Company of the Year, Startup of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Women Run Workplace of the Year.

  

“This award belongs to 35 amazing teammates who are the most brilliant and genuine people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing,” said Westling at the Stevie® Awards event in New York City. “To win this award is a testament to their expertise and a culture we have built together. I’m so proud of their accomplishments in the national security, public policy, and science and technology sectors that our small team has made over the last year. I want to extend my many thanks to our mentors and advisors, clients, partners, and supporters.” 

Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 business professionals around the world, working on six juries.  

Maggie Miller, president of the Stevie Awards, said, “In its 20th year, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business received an outstanding body of nominations from women in organizations of all types, in 26 nations. We are gratified by how meaningful it is to women to win a Stevie Award, and how impactful it can be on the futures of their careers and their organizations.  We congratulate all of this year’s Grand, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners for their achievements.” 

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of winners in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.  

 

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About Team b. Strategy + 

Team b. Strategy + is a woman-owned small business founded in 2011. We combine strategic planning and creative ideas to help our clients and partners achieve their goals. We specialize in defining objectives, devising strategies, and implementing plans. We are a team of professionals with over 150 years of combined experience in private industry, public sector, and military service. Team b. is diverse and creative and takes an agile approach to business that places emphasis on relationships and results specializing in strategy, communication, marketing, design, training, and government relations. 

 

 

About the Stevie Awards  

Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. A ninth program, the Stevie Awards for Technology Excellence, will debut in 2024.  Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com

For media inquiries, contact:
 

Maggie Hines 
teambstrategy.com
maggie@teambstrategy.com
@teambstrategy 

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Women We Admire Names Brittany Westling to Top Women Leaders for 2023 

September 5, 2023

Tacoma, WA – Today, Brittany Westling, President and CEO of Team b. Strategy +, has been named a Top Woman Leader for 2023 by Women We Admire. Westling is part of a group of honorees selected for their exceptional leadership.

 

Women We Admire calls this year’s list of leaders “a particularly remarkable group of pioneering women.” The awardees are “exceptional individuals” who have “showcased remarkable innovation, tenacity, and resolve across a spectrum of traditionally male-dominated domains. Through their forward-thinking guidance, they have set new standards of leadership, driven transformative endeavors, and nurtured inclusive professional atmospheres.” 

Brittany is dedicated to her dynamic team of employees and actively engages in client delivery on strategic initiatives.  Read more about Brittany’s take on strategy and goal setting, here

 

“What separates Brittany from her peers is her deep commitment to client success and her willingness to lean in and learn the intricacies of our business. She always goes above and beyond to deliver oversized results, has a consistent focus on quality in her deliverables, and her skills in communications have been a key enabler of our success across multiple jobs and industries. She is simply the best.” said Travis Howerton, CTO and Co-Founder, RegScale. 

 

Westling’s awardee profile is included below.  

Brittany Westling Headshot

Brittany Westling, President / Owner, Team b. Strategy +  

Team b. Strategy + is a military spouse woman-owned small business founded in 2011. They combine strategic planning and creative ideas to help clients and partners achieve their goals. They specialize in defining objectives, devising strategies, and implementing plans. Team b. is a team of professionals with over 150 years of combined experience in private industry, the public sector, and military service. They are diverse and creative and take an agile approach to business that emphasizes relationships and results specializing in strategy, communication, marketing, design, training, and government relations. Brittany has created a company that is bursting with knowledge and talent, using persistence, hard work, and a stubborn streak. While her years of experience in strategy, communications, marketing, and PR can be described as broad and random, it has given her a Swiss Army Knife toolset that can be utilized in almost any situation. On the corporate side, she has built Team b. from the ground up. From bookkeeping and legal to recruiting and IT, she has done it all. Clients love her ability to connect people and information through communication and strategic engagement. Over the years she has learned enough to know 'you don't know what you don't know' - and she will remind you if need be. Her sense of curiosity leads her and her clients to creative solutions to complex problems. 

 

Women We Admire is a membership organization comprised of over 1,500 of the most accomplished women leaders in business, finance, healthcare, and other fields such as law, consulting, education, non-profit, among others.  

 

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About Team b. Strategy + 

Team b. Strategy + is a woman-owned small business founded in 2011. We combine strategic planning and creative ideas to help our clients and partners achieve their goals. We specialize in defining objectives, devising strategies, and implementing plans. We are a team of professionals with over 150 years of combined experience in private industry, public sector, and military service. Team b. is diverse and creative and takes an agile approach to business that places emphasis on relationships and results specializing in strategy, communication, marketing, design, training, and government relations. 

 

For media inquiries, contact:
 

Maggie Hines 
teambstrategy.com
maggie@teambstrategy.com
@teambstrategy 

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It’s Official, Team b. Strategy + Recognized as a
Military Spouse Owned Enterprise 

August 23, 2023

Tacoma, WA – Team b. Strategy + is proudly celebrating an achievement in becoming an officially recognized Military Spouse Owned Enterprise. The U.S. Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce created the first and only of its kind certification, in an unprecedented commitment to land military spouses a seat at the B2B table for the first time in history. 
 

The United States has long been defended by members of the armed forces and in a silent role, military spouses support those service members. Cost of living in the U.S. often warrants dual household incomes to cope with high living expenses. Military families give up a lot in the name of freedom, from constant relocations, and time away from family, to the difficult reality that finding a career that fits this lifestyle continues to be a challenge. Secure employment for spouses continues to be an enduring sacrifice with military spouse unemployment being four times the national average, pre-pandemic. 

Military spouse employment is a hot topic within the military space with hundreds of organizations working to provide solutions, improve policy, and increase opportunities for traditional employment. Traditional employment is only half of the picture. As the challenge to obtain traditional employment lingers more military spouse are turning to entrepreneurship with 48% of spouses having been self-employed or operating their
own business.  

“Traditional employment initiatives only account for half of military spouses. To move the needle on military spouse unemployment, we must focus energy on the other half of the equation, self-employment,” Jaime Chapman, COO and Co-Founder, U.S. Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce. 

The U.S. Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce is on a mission to garner national recognition of military spouse business owners through its certification process. Supporting military spouse owned business is a win-win move for both the spouses and the corporation who hire them for B2B enterprise. By supporting the military spouse, you directly impact the quality of life for the service member, influencing higher military retention and
national security.  

“The Military Spouse Owned Enterprise certification gives military spouse business owners a seat at the table,” Beth Conlin, Amazon. 

Since 2012 military spouse unemployment remains statistically unchanged. It’s time to look at the entire picture, including the 48% of military spouse entrepreneurs.  

Team b. Strategy + founder and CEO Brittany Westling built her company as a virtual firm to afford her the opportunity to contribute to important issues like national security while being able to support her spouse in his role as an active duty service member.  She successfully leads a virtual firm of 26 professionals across the U.S. with a talent pool overflowing with strategic-minded, driven, hardworking, problem-solving, creative people.

  

“I’m honored to achieve the Military Spouse Owned Enterprise certification. Military spouses are a critical part of the military community and I look forward to engaging in a meaningful way with the U.S. Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce,” said Westling.

 

Team b. Strategy + has been serving government clients for 13 years and has employed military spouses and veterans since its inception.

 

“The U.S. Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce proudly welcomes Team b. Strategy + as on officially certified Military Spouse Owned Enterprise. We know that Team b. Strategy + will continue to make a positive impact in the local community and lend credibility to their fellow military spouse peers,” said Jaime Chapman.

 

The Military Spouse Chamber is forging the path to national opportunities in public and private sectors for military spouse owned business. The Military Spouse Owned Enterprise Certification (MSEC) is the first and only certification of its kind allowing corporations to formally recognize and track supplier diversity spend with military spouse businesses and opens a new door for economic empowerment. 

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About the U.S. Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce 

The Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce (MSCC) is the one stop shop for anything and everything a military spouse business owner could ever need. MSCC is on a mission to ensure that all active duty and veteran military spouse business owners have the tools and resources they need to strengthen their families, communities, and our economy. For more information please visit www.milspousechamber.org, and you can connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  

About the Military Spouse Owned Enterprise Certification 

The Military Spouse Chamber is forging the path to B2B opportunity for military spouse owned business. The Military Spouse Owned Enterprise Certification (MSEC) is the first and only “military spouse owned” certification of its kind. The MSEC certification allows corporations to formally recognize and track supplier diversity spend with military spouse businesses and opens a new door for military spouse economic empowerment. To learn more about the certification, please visit www.milspousechamber.org/certification

About Team b. Strategy + 

Team b. Strategy + is a woman-owned small business founded in 2011. We combine strategic planning and creative ideas to help our clients and partners achieve their goals. We specialize in defining objectives, devising strategies, and implementing plans. We are a team of professionals with over 150 years of combined experience in private industry, public sector, and military service. Team b. is diverse and creative and takes an agile approach to business that places emphasis on relationships and results specializing in strategy, communication, marketing, design, training, and government relations. 

For media inquiries, contact:
 

Maggie Hines 
teambstrategy.com
maggie@teambstrategy.com
@teambstrategy 

 
Jaime Chapman 
milspousechamber.org
jchapman@milspousechamber.org
@milspousechamber   


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Team b. Strategy + Ranks No. 2110 on the 2021 Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies

August 17, 2021

Alexandria, Virginia – Inc. magazine revealed today that Team b. Strategy + is No. 2110 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. 

“I am beyond grateful to have Team b. recognized as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies,” said Brittany Westling, President and CEO of Team b. Strategy. “It feels especially rewarding this year after everything that our team has accomplished through one of the most tumultuous times in modern history.”

Not only have the companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but this year’s list also proved especially resilient and flexible given 2020’s unprecedented challenges. Among the 5,000, the average median three-year growth rate soared to 543 percent, and median revenue reached $11.1 million. Together, those companies added more than 610,000 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at https://www.inc.com/profile/team-b-marketing.

“The 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Building one of the fastest-growing companies in America in any year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we’ve lived through is just plain amazing. This kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people.


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Team b. Strategy + Releases New Training Product—A Guide to Section 508 Compliance Basics

March 26, 2021

Alexandria, Virginia – Team b.’s highly-skilled learning and development experts have built a suite of training products designed to influence behavior and deliver results and are pleased to offer the course titled Section 508 Essentials for purchase. This course is ideal for federal agencies, government contracting firms, and organizations that receive federal grants and/or funding.
 

Section 508 Essentials is a succinct training solution packed with practical applications on how to spot and fix accessibilities issues within the four most common document types: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and PDFs. By focusing on these core document types an organization will dramatically reduce accessibility remediation time and expense. If the workforce creates accessible documents, it will mitigate the organization’s risk by reducing audit violations and help to avoid litigation.
 

“I am excited about this new offering,” said Westling. “I know this will help other organizations supporting the Federal Government confidently stay in compliance.”

For more information on training availability and pricing, please visit our website at Team b. Strategy +.

 

Team b. Strategy + is a woman-owned small business founded in 2011. We are an award-winning firm that provides education, awareness, learning, and training solutions. We aim to help client organizations transform their learning culture and staff growth through engaging learning solutions.


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Team b. Strategy + President, Brittany Westling, Named to NSBA Leadership Council

February 25, 2021

Alexandria, Virginia – Brittany Westling, President of Team b. Strategy +, was recently named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. NSBA is the nation’s oldest small-business advocacy organization and operates on a staunchly nonpartisan basis. Brittany Westling, a recognized leader in the small-business community, joins the NSBA Leadership Council alongside other small-business advocates from across the country to promote the interests of small business to policymakers in Washington, D.C.


“As a small-business owner, I know how important it is to get involved in policy and regulation that impacts small businesses and the communities they serve,” said Westling. “Joining NSBA’s Leadership Council is a great opportunity to convey and discuss collective small-business matters to our federal, state, and local policy makers.”


Brittany started Team b. Strategy + as a virtual firm with the intention of building a career that afforded her the opportunity to contribute to important issues like national security while being able to support her spouse in his role as an active-duty service member. Ten years later, Westling has built a company her clients turn to and trust, while her employees have the opportunity to influence the company culture and project portfolio that aligns to who they are as a team and amplifies the things they care about. 


Westling joined the NSBA Leadership Council as part of her efforts to tackle the many critical issues facing small business, including tax reform, regulatory restraint, health care costs, and how the Affordable Care Act will impact small business. The NSBA Leadership Council is focused on providing valuable networking between small-business advocates from across the country while ensuring small business a seat at the table as Congress and regulators take up key small-business proposals.


“I am proud to have Brittany Westling as part of our Leadership Council,” stated NSBA President and CEO Todd McCracken. “She came to us highly recommended and I look forward to our coordinated efforts for years to come.”


For more on the NSBA Leadership Council, please visit www.nsba.biz.


Team b. Strategy + is a woman-owned small business founded in 2011. We combine strategic planning and creative ideas to help our clients and partners achieve their goals. We specialize in defining objectives, devising strategies, and implementing plans. We are a team of professionals with over 150 years of combined experience in private industry, public sector, and military service. Team b. is diverse and creative and takes an agile approach to business that places emphasis on relationships and results specializing in strategy, communication, marketing, design, training, and government relations.


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