By Tim Gortsema
Editor’s note: Each issue of the Influential Women enewsletter will feature a profile of one of the Business Journal’s reigning Top Women Owned Businesses finalists. The profile first appeared in the event program.
Management Business Solutions has been around since 2006, but that doesn’t mean the business services and professional recruiting and staffing firm is set in its ways.
“Succession planning is important to the continued success of MBS,” said CEO Floriza Genautis. “That is why we don’t hire employees. We hire future owners of the company. At MBS, the ownership track is available to all employees who are interested.”
The reasoning behind that business philosophy is simple, she said.
A five-year track that travels from new employee to owner is beneficial to both parties.
“Coaching future owners in the MBS way, with community involvement, as well as fostering the relationship-driven philosophy we embrace, means MBS will not sacrifice the relationship for the bottom line.”
Putting an emphasis on diversity and inclusion also pays benefits for the firm.
MBS, which employs 10 people, is WBE, MBE and 8(a) certified. It employs 100 percent women and/or minority workers.
“I believe the success we have as a business is attributed to our team success,” Genautis said. “We are doing the right things, (and) it signals that we are on the right path, and we will stay the course.”
Genautis is involved with numerous community organizations, many of which revolve around diversity and minority- and woman-owned businesses.
The firm was a finalist for the 2013 Top Women Owned Business award in the $1.49 million and under revenue category.