SBA Success Story: CEO Thu Stubbs of Technology Science Corporation (TSC)

Washington Metropolitan Area District Office - January 2022

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YouTube screenshot of owner Thu Stubbs, standing to deliver a corporate presentation


Keeping IT in Perspective

While supporting mission activities, former U.S. Army Captain Thu Stubbs developed a deep understanding of communications electronics. Ms. Stubbs remained active in the information technology industry after her military service, gaining additional experience and training with large defense contractors. She went on to earn an MBA degree; her thesis focused on customer service. Thu Stubbs’ military background, academic work, and two decades of big business training had well prepared her to start her own information technology service company: Technology Science Corporation (TSC), which she actively launched in January 2010. Today, TSC provides Program Management, Enterprise Network Operations, Cyber Security, Information Assurance, Audiovisual/Video-Teleconference Installation and Services, Information Technology Value Added Reseller (ITVAR), and Large Federal Event and Conference Services.

Qualifying on both bases and to help her company grow within the federal contracting space, Ms. Stubbs registered TSC as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and an Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB). In 2016, Thu entered the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program, a nine-year federal contracting training program for socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs. Beyond the business development training itself, Thu Stubbs found tremendous value in the conferences and teaming arrangements made available to her as an active 8(a) participant.

Then, in early 2020, news broke of a novel coronavirus that would sweep the globe.

While many small business owners had ample reason to panic over the pandemic’s negative effects on the overall economy, Ms. Stubbs chose instead to focus on how COVID might actually serve as a “disruptor” to the marketplace’s way of conducting “business as usual.” Her keen awareness and forward-leaning perspective paid off, as she soon discovered an opportunity to purchase a special events company to complement the range of information technology services that Technology Science Corporation provides. TSC’s expanded capacity to offer special events services supports the company’s “007 Black Tie,” a charity gala that will raise money to reduce veterans' suicides in 2022. It is an annual event backed by volunteers from teens to seniors all around the Washington, D.C. area.

Creating and seizing opportunities has served Thu Stubbs well throughout her still-evolving career. As Thu continues to excel as an 8(a) program participant, her drive and management prowess are also helping TSC win multi-year federal contracts through the SBA’s All-Small Mentor Protégé and Joint Venture Programs. In fact, since gaining her 8(a) certification in 2016, she has had to increase her staff at TSC by 25% to meet the resulting increase in contract work with federal agencies. Still, when asked to reflect on all the hard work she has put into her many accomplishments, Ms. Stubbs shares this remarkable insight: “I feel like I haven’t worked a day in my life. It’s not work when you enjoy what you’re doing and are having fun doing it!”


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