Why Vantage Point?With over 25 years experience in Diversity Procurement and successful contract management in the both the public and private sectors, Vantage Point knows what it takes to make a business successful, and prosperous through targeted certification programs. We are business owners, just like you, who have used our certifications to create successful companies that are still in business 23 years later.
Not all businesses have the same objectives and goals; we know it's not always just about profits.
It's really about your vision, your hopes and dreams, your family life, your community... it's about developing a business that offers you a fulfilling life while achieving your highest personal potential.
This is why Vantage Point doesn't use a cookie-cutter approach with our clients. Our goal is to understand what you want to achieve through your business and determine creative solutions and options to make your vision come true.
In many cases, taking advantage of certification programs can not only help you reach your goals and objectives, but also get there faster.
Vantage Point would like to help you see your bigger picture. See the opportunities you may not know are available to you that could springboard your business. See how you can balance your life and your business to reduce stress, improve business performance and spend more time doing what you love.
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Meet our Founder & PresidentCandice Phillips is the President of Vantage Point Consulting, INC., a Sub-S Corporation serving companies nationwide.
Prior to founding Vantage Point, Ms. Phillips developed and managed several of her own corporations starting in 1989 then subsequently selling the organizations. She credits her success in business to utilizing a variety of certification programs which made it possible for her to grow a multi-million dollar organization.
Candice served 10 years on the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Certification Committee tasked with reviewing applicant files and offering recommendations for denial or approval. She also served on the WBENC Appeals Committee for ASTRA Women's Business Alliance conducting even closer scrutiny of denials in concert with the organizations attorneys, CPA's and other business experts.
She volunteered many years conducting on-site visits on behalf of WBENC at applicant offices in many states. Candice served as a board member and past Board Chair of Astra Women's Business Alliance, (a WBENC Regional Partner Organization.)
Candice received many prestigious awards for her advocacy on behalf of Women and Minority-Owned Firms:
- WBENC STAR Award,
- Presidents Award, Astra WBE,
- The Astra Award, Astra WBE,
- SBA Women's Business Advocate of the Year
- The Athena Award,
- Scholarship to Amos Tuck School of Business, Minority Business Executive Program (MBEP) Dartmouth,
- Crystal Achievement Award, International Women in Construction (NAWIC).
Candice's experience in the field of disadvantaged businesses certification and her proven track record spanning 25 years is unmatched in the industry. Her experience can help you avoid the most common reasons for a denial while offering your company a strategic approach to make the most of your certification.
Meet our Certification SpecialistGinnie Schwarten, MEd.
Ginnie has spent her career as a middle and high school physical education/coach and special education instructor. Ginnie has the unique ability to explain complicated concepts in an easy to understand manner. This helps our customers understand the processes and procedures in order to make certification preparation as simple as possible. Ginnie's skill set and calm demeanor makes her a perfect fit for our company and clients alike.
Let us help you take the next big step. We'll show you the amazing opportunities just waiting for you through a targeted strategy of certification and marketing.
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Candice Phillips, President
Candice Phillips is, without a doubt, one of the most effective speaker and businesswoman I have ever encountered. Her ability to motivate her listeners and associates makes her an outstanding speaker and leader, and it is, without hesitation, that a recommend her. Elizabeth Kearney, Ph.D. Author of 20 books