About the Show
What makes business ownership so rewarding? What are the challenges? Why do so many new entrepreneurs make the leap while others never find the courage to do so?
Join our radio hosts Myra, Roger and Stacy weekly on Wednesdays at 12pm EST as they talk with business owners who share their big “Why”. You’ll discover that business ownership isn’t easy but it can be the toughest job you’ll ever love.
About our Hosts
Myra Cisse is the owner of Certification Consultants LLC and the founder of 8aTheEasyWay.com. Her company assists women, minority and veteran business owners who want to sell their goods and services to the federal government. On the path to government contracts, she is that “first” step.
Myra majored in Finance at the University of South Carolina and worked in the banking industry for over 20 years. In August 2010, she obtained her MBA from Georgia State University. She spent the last 6 years of her banking career working exclusively with business owners.
As a career banker, Myra has in depth knowledge of the banking industry, in general, and SBA, in particular, having closed millions of dollars of SBA loans. She is now combining her decades of industry experience, 6 years of SBA experience and her education to provide a much needed service to business owners.
Myra conducts workshops about 8(a) and other certifications in the Metro Atlanta area. To get your free 8(a) tools and to receive informative weekly articles answering the most pressing questions about Women, Minority and Veteran certifications, visit www.8aTheEasyWay.com.
Roger W. Vaughn is Owner/President of D-Unity Group, LLC which is a Service Disabled Veteran and Minority Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Mr. Vaughn is a retired Air Force veteran professional having served as an Aircraft Maintenance & Maintenance Instructor. He worked with various government agencies from (DES) to Department of Defense (DoD) to Federal contracting (CSC & ISS) to independent business consultant.
As an entrepreneur Roger utilizes his vast array of knowledge to help various businesses to acquire government contracts; develop and expand their horizons; and achieve their goals. His expertise includes program/project management, curriculum development, logistics support, business development, purchasing, and consulting. His mastery of business process and procedures is unparalleled with additional areas of expertise comprised of teaching exceptional customer service skills and building long term relationships.
Roger has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix, in Tucson, AZ; a Bachelor of Science (BS) from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL; and Associate of Arts (AA) from Community College of the Air Force. He has served as the Vice President of Armed Forces Communication Electronic Association (AFCEA)-ATL Chapter and currently serves as Small Business Representative for the organization. Additionally, Mr. Vaughn mentors diverse/minority high school students at the Performance Learning Center (PLC) in Marietta, GA. He is the co-facilitator of a small business networking breakfast held once a month in the metro Atlanta area. Mr. Vaughn is currently teaching educational workshops and seminars on government contracting process and procedure at the Urban League of Greater Atlanta.
Stacy K. Vaughn is Vice President/Managing Partner of D-Unity Group, LLC with over two decades of substantive experience as a Government Service (GS) employee and Federal contractor for the Department of Defense (DoD). She is a highly successful independent business consultant and entrepreneur with a proven track record directing all phases of business operations and program/project management. With an exceptional and diverse background in networking, business development, strategic planning, contract management and marketing, Stacy currently assists businesses to obtain government contracts.
Stacy holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Phoenix, Tucson, AZ and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Human Services from University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. She serves as the Vice President of Armed Forces Communication Electronic Association (AFCEA)-ATL Chapter Representing Small Businesses and mentors diverse/minority high school and college students. She is the co-facilitator for a small business networking breakfast held once a month in the metro Atlanta area. Ms. Vaughn teaches educational workshops and seminars on government contracting process and procedure at the Urban League of Greater Atlanta.