WALNUT CREEK, Calif., November 1, 2012 – Sandra James, President of Private Eyes, Inc. completed the 2012 Tuck-WBENC Executive Program, an intensive weeklong executive learning experience held at IBM’s Learning Center in Armonk, NY, along with 50 other women entrepreneurs earlier this month. Sandra was sponsored by one of her clients and a WBENC Corporate Member, the D.W. Morgan Company, their commitment to ongoing education and growth is well documented as they annually send qualified and committed business owners to the Tuck Program. The Tuck-WBENC Executive Program stemmed from an idea to create a program tailored to the needs of women business owners. Tuck is the nation’s oldest graduate school of business and is renowned for its collaborative learning approach. The Tuck-WBENC program is designed to prepare business owners to think differently about how they approach and operate their business. To enhance the relevance of the experience, the course used the Private Eyes, Inc. business plan as a case study in the curriculum. Private Eyes, Inc. expects to reap immediate benefits from the marketing, financial and organizational strategies taught in the class. Today it offers systematic tactics designed to help women entrepreneurs grow their business with a focus on improving strategic planning, organization, resources, and systems and processes.
Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, Private Eyes, Inc. is committed to providing the best pre-employment screening, background investigation, and employment security solutions for businesses seeking to reduce liability risk in hiring procedures. Clients include high-level Fortune 500 companies, which are successful in a large part due to understanding the vital importance of hiring the right people and securing hiring processes. Private Eyes also offers the 4506-T verification service through 4506-Transcripts.com which supports: banks, mortgage brokers, and legal firms with processing the form 4506-T from the Internal Revenue Service. The company is an authorized bulk vendor of the IRS, processing thousands of requests per week.
Private Eyes, Inc. has been WBENC certified since 2002, which is one of the pre-requisites for applying to the program. Sandra also founded 4506-Transcripts.com in 2010; knowing the value and benefits of the being a WBENC member she immediately certified the company. The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the leading authority on, and advocate, for women-owned businesses as suppliers to the nation’s premier corporations and government entities. WBENC certifies women-owned businesses with a world-class, rigorous process recognized by corporations and government agencies, and is authorized by the Small Business Administration to certify Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB). The WOSB Program provides government-owned procuring agencies a tool to help meet their WOSB contracting goal of 5% of prime contracting dollars being awarded to WOSBs.
“The Tuck-WBENC Executive program is an exceptional opportunity for women business owners to examine their business plan, strategize for growth and network with other prominent women in business” stated President and CEO of WBENC, Pamela Prince-Eason. “The caliber of the Tuck faculty participating in the program is unsurpassed.”