Networking and collaboration are instrumental to success in the growth and development of every small business. This is the experience of a well-established firm such as Lacey Newday Consulting, LLC (LNC) located in Houston, Texas. And with assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 8(a) program, Sidney Lacey, LNC principal/director, has expanded his services leading to growth since the firm opened over 10 years ago.
“When I started LNC, I knew that I wanted it to be a place where passion, performance and integrity were paramount. A firm where the clients were asking, ‘why are you guys trying to leave, we need help on something else.’ When I worked for someone else, that’s how we ran our practice and not only did it satisfy the customer, but it made work fun!” said Sidney.
Diversification is also attributed to LNC’s success over the years. The firm assists clients with project management, process improvement, internal controls analysis, staff augmentation, human resources, accounting, disaster recovery and business management consulting needs that allow organizations to effectively manage their business risk, all with only seven team members. LNC has recently landed several large projects with the state of Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) under Ernst and Young (EY) and the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas with Texas for Benefits Broker Consulting. “Our highly qualified, experienced professionals have the training and capacity to deliver projects in a timely, efficient, and effective manner. We all have worked together in a prior life, so we know each other’s capabilities, strengths and yes, weakness. We listen to and respect each other and our clients.” Sidney stated.
A graduate of the University of Houston, Bauer College of Business, Sidney has maintained a constant presence with his alma mater as a mentor which has led to many successful business partnerships. He has used counseling services with SBA resources such as the Texas Gulf Coast Small Business Development Center (UH-SBDC) and the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) which helped with obtaining State of Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) certification and City of Houston certified Minority, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise leading to several enriching contract awards.
The LNC collaborative consulting team includes health and welfare benefits experts, project managers, financial operations managers, auditors, accountants, program directors, and forensic investigations directors, each with more than 20 years of experience in their respective fields. Team members have the following professional certifications: Affordable HealthCare Act (ACA), Certified Internal Auditors (CIA), Certified Public Accountants (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE), lawyers (admitted to practice in New York, Connecticut, Texas and Louisiana), Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Manager (CSOXM), Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA), Certified in Governance, Risk and Compliance (CGRC), and Certified in Internal Control Management (CICM).
Small businesses like LNC are taking advantage of free counselling programs offered by the SBA and its resource partners such as the SBDC which are helping many Houston small businesses grow, expand and sustain.
For more information visit their website at: http://www.lnchouston.com
For more information visit the SBA website at: https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/tx/houston