Dawson’s Management: A Big Step into the Federal Sector
Ms. Labrescia Dawson serves as the President, founder, and CEO of Dawson’s Management. Dawson’s Management is a certified 8(a), HUBZone, and Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) headquartered in Atlanta, Ga.
Dawson Management also operates its subsidiary, Dawson’s Realty & Mortgages (which Ms. Dawson opened in 2006), and this real estate vertical oversees the real estate, asset management, and property preservation. It was Ms. Dawson’s original work as a real estate broker in Dawson’s Realty & Mortgages that led to the creation of Dawson’s Management.
Ms. Dawson realized that the asset management services her company provided for entities such as the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), hedge funds, and banks were being subcontracted to manage government-owned properties. This realization led Ms. Dawson to pursue certifications such as the 8(a), HUBZone, EDWOSB, and others which would position her to receive state, commercial, and federal contracts as a prime contractor.
Ms. Dawson noted that she first came into contact with the Georgia MBDA Business Center in October 2020. She stated that she was attending a webinar hosted by the Small Business Administration (SBA) where the host spoke well of the Georgia MBDA Centers, especially surrounding our assistance in the acquisition process for government contracts. After quickly reaching out to the Centers, Ms. Dawson began conversations about the possibilities to scale her business and explore business opportunities with other Atlanta MDBA Business Center clients.
“You need places like the Georgia MBDA Center. The counselors are a wealth of knowledge and eager to point you in the right direction. In essence, the Centers are a teammate for me… As a result of the additional training I received through the Georgia MBDA Centers and assistance from the SBA, we were able to secure three additional contracts last year which Dawson’s Management had been pursuing for years.” Labrescia Dawson
The future of Dawson Management looks strong. Ms. Dawson noted that in the next six years, her company will be graduating out of the SBA 8(a) program and will be pursuing even greater contracts. Recently she noted that they were able to secure contracts with government entities such as the National Guard, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the CDC.