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Spotlight on the 2023 SBA Finalists: MAVENTRI

Congratulations to MAVENTRI, a finalist for Home Based Business of the Year! Check out all of the finalists here. This spotlight was written from the perspective of Veronica Duckett, CEO of MAVENTRI.

Tell us the story of your business and how it’s evolved.

Our journey began when our founder, Wanda Medina, recognized the challenges that many small business owners face in today’s competitive market. With her own experience as a successful Accountant and Entrepreneur, she set out to create a family owned and operated company that could help others navigate the often complex world of business ownership. Since then we have grown and expanded our services to meet the diverse needs of our clients. In 2021, myself, Veronica Duckett, Wanda’s daughter, transitioned to full owner. Underpinning our success is a team of seasoned experts, unwavering in their commitment to produce remarkable outcomes and devotedly offering tailored services to every client we partner with.

What are you most proud of when it comes to your team?

I absolutely adore our team. Their dedication, creativity, and sheer resilience never cease to amaze me. Their ability to turn coffee into brilliant ideas is something I’ll never get over. It’s like magic! Each member brings a unique skill, but what really makes me beam with pride is how we come together to tackle challenges.

At MAVENTRI, we take immense pride in our team’s dedication, resilience, and collaborative spirit. Every member brings unique expertise and passion, which has collectively allowed us to achieve milestones, tackle challenges, and continually innovate for our clients. It’s truly the people that make MAVENTRI the exceptional company it is.

In what ways do you give back to the Loudoun community?

You know, Loudoun has given us so much love, we just can’t help but give back. Whether it’s sponsoring local events, mentoring young entrepreneurs, or simply buying an extra-large quantity of cookies from every Girl Scout we see, we’re regularly involved in community events, supporting local charities, and of course, always on the hunt for the best local coffee shops. Giving back is baked into our DNA, and we’re always exploring new ways to make a difference.

What would it mean to you and your business to win a Small Business Award?

Winning a Small Business Award would be such an honor. It would be a testament to our team’s hard work and our commitment to excellence. It would not only validate our efforts but also motivate us to push boundaries further. For us, it’s not just about the recognition; it’s about celebrating the journey and the collective spirit of MAVENTRI.

Who is the one person that has influenced you the most in your career?

This is the easiest of all the questions to answer. The one person who has left an indelible mark on my career journey is undoubtedly my mother, Wanda Medina. She instilled in me values of hard work, perseverance, and integrity. Watching her overcome challenges with grace and determination has been a guiding force. Her unwavering support, sage advice, and boundless love have shaped not just my career but my entire life. MAVENTRI’s ethos is a reflection of the principles she ingrained in me.

What did you want to be when you grew up as a child?

Great question! My dreams were all over the place, but the one that stayed the longest was Artist. I loved to paint and followed every Bob Ross tutorial I could get my hands on.

While my career path took a different direction, that love for creativity has shaped how we narrate MAVENTRI’s journey and connect with our clients.

If you’re not in the office, where can we find you/what is another passion you have?

When I’m not at the office, I’m typically at home spending quality time with my three kids. Additionally, I have a keen interest in continuous learning, so you can often find me enrolled in online courses to further enhance my skills and knowledge. I’m usually always plotting world domination… I mean, brainstorming our next big idea!

How do you see your business evolving in the next 5 years?

In 5 years? Well, we’ll probably have mastered telepathy by then. Kidding! In the next five years, we envision MAVENTRI not just as a service provider, but as a partner in our clients’ growth stories. With advancements in technology and a greater push towards digital transformation, we aim to be at the forefront, offering innovative solutions tailored to the evolving needs of our clientele. We also hope to expand our community outreach, ensuring that as we grow, we uplift those around us. We’re on an exciting trajectory!

Check out the MAVENTRI website here.