Livonia's Talan SBS turns small-biz consulting into new jobs

Josh Holowicki and Todd Luthanen have been businessmen for years, but it took a while to decide which market to serve. That is until last year, when the two decided to go into the business of helping small businesses.

"We have always been passionate about small business," says Holowicki, director of business development for Talan SBS.

The Livonia-based consultancy is on target to reach $350,000 in revenue this year and $500,000 next year. It now has a staff of two employees, six independent contractors, and one intern. It expects to add another 6-8 independent contractors over the next year as it grows its customer base from three full-time clients and a smattering of projects.

Holowicki and Luthanen, both serial entrepreneurs, believe a business is a business at its core. They are there to make sure that purpose stays on track.

"We're not teaching dentists to be good dentists," Holowicki says. "We teach dentists how to run a good business."

Source: Josh Holowicki, director of business development for Talan SBS
Writer: Jon Zemke
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