Local MSP One Of Second-Stage Businesses Competing to Earn Prestigious Honor
Lake Worth, FL, September 1, 2020 – I.T. Solutions of South Florida was recently named a 2020 Florida Companies to Watch finalist by GrowFL. The 10th annual awards event honors impressive second-stage companies from throughout the state for developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities, and broadening new industries throughout Florida.
“For many businesses, the sudden transition to a remote workforce highlighted the need for an exceptional technology partnership. We rapidly migrated over 1,200 employees from the office to a work from home environment for our clients when the outbreak began. We’ve been very blessed to continue to support our clients seamlessly and forge new partnerships in this new business climate,” said I.T. Solutions of South Florida CEO Deana Pizzo. “It’s an honor to be recognized for our 15-plus years of hard work, dedication to our clients, and continued growth.”
Award finalists were selected from more than 400 nominations and are now in the running to be named a 2020 GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Honoree. If selected as an honoree, these 25 exemplary second-stage companies will join the 450 honorees that have been recognized since 2011.
“We applaud these first-round finalists who have proved themselves to be stand out companies in the state. They have and continue to demonstrate the resiliency and tenacity that comes along with being an entrepreneur. We know this year hasn’t been easy, so we’re excited to recognize our state’s admirable business owners and their teams. I have a feeling they’re just getting started,” said Dr. Tom O’Neal, GrowFL Founder.
The 2020 GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Finalists represent a unique group of scalable, high-growth enterprises in Florida. Together, they represent nearly 3,000 jobs and generate $670 million in revenue. These companies, all of which are “worth watching,” anticipate a growth of 13 percent in revenue and 23 percent in employment by the end of 2020.
These high growth enterprises are an important segment of our economy and their numbers have been steadily increasing. According to the Kauffman Foundation, “entrepreneurship is not a monolithic phenomenon, and it includes many moving parts. Creating new businesses is a different economic activity from running small businesses, which in turn is different from growing businesses.” GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch recognizes the different approach needed to successfully grow and scale a business and celebrates those that are working to achieve this goal.
Companies to Watch was developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation as a unique way to recognize and honor second-stage companies that demonstrate high performance in the marketplace with innovative strategies and processes. In addition to evaluating past growth and projected success, applicant companies are judged according to their special strengths and impact in their markets, communities and within the state – thus deeming them “worth watching.”
The 2020 GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch awards celebration is sponsored by Nperspective CFO & Strategic Services, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation. The 2020 honorees will be recognized on November 12, 2020 at 6 p.m. during a live broadcast from Orlando, Florida. For more information visit https://www.growfl.com/flctw20/about-flctw/.
About I.T. Solutions of South Florida
I.T. Solutions of South Florida, Inc. is an award-winning Managed Service Provider in Palm Beach County, specializing in solving the unique I.T. and business challenges for small to medium size businesses. I.T. Solutions of South Florida serves a vast array of businesses from manufacturing to construction, schools, non-profit organizations, and can easily accommodate the needs of any professional service industry, including those with multiple locations and remote workers.
I.T. Solutions of South Florida was founded in 2004 and has become one of the Fastest Growing Technology Companies in South Florida. Their mission is to help businesses develop cost-effective solutions by implementing the proper technology to improve their bottom line. They deliver flat-rate I.T. implemented by a dedicated and professional staff. Along with providing superior service and utilizing cutting-edge technology, they also strive to make positive contributions to their local community.
Above all, serve wholeheartedly.
GrowFL is dedicated to support and accelerate the growth of second-stage companies throughout Florida, by providing their leaders focused, efficient, and timely access to resources they deem important, such as connections with other second-stage company leaders, and to professional organizations whose expertise, experience, and products lead to the second-stage company’s continued growth and prosperity resulting in diversification and growth of Florida’s economy. Second-stage growth companies have at least 10 employees and a $1 million in revenue and possess an intent and desire to grow beyond second stage. Website: growfl.com
About the Edward Lowe Foundation:
Established in 1985, the Edward Lowe Foundation is a national, nonprofit organization that supports entrepreneurship through research, recognition and educational programs, which are delivered through entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs). The foundation focuses on second-stage companies — those that have moved beyond the startup phase and seek significant, steady growth. In addition, the foundation has a second mission of land stewardship and is committed to preserving the natural resources and historically significant structures at Big Rock Valley, its 2,000-acre home in southwest Michigan. Website: edwardlowe.org/