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 Tara L. Dawson 


Tara brings more than 20 years of business development and consulting experience to the forefront of Envisage Small Business Solutions.  With the realization that small business fuels the American economy, Tara is extremely passionate about helping other small and disadvantaged businesses succeeding by using her experience to gain access to local, state and governmental contracts. Tara found her niche serving as a Project Administrator for a global Fortune 100 company where she excelled quickly in compiling, responding to and submitting award winning multi-million-dollar proposals, earning her a Corporate Excellence Award.  Tara then moved over to the small business sector where she served as the Director of Operations and Business Development for a third-party recipient of Federal procurements.  She took her corporate experience to streamline the bidding review and response processes, increasing revenue by 500% in the first three years and is continuing to thrive. Tara’s expertise includes:

  • Administrative duties of starting a new business (including foreign for out of state)

  • Code Registration and Compliance Assistance

  • Creation of Proposal and Grant Response Template and Management

  • DBE Contract Compliance Programs with Federal Grants

  • Contract Administration and Compliance/Deliverable MonitoringCRM Implementation and Utilization for Management Reporting

  • Creation of operations processes and procedures

  • Creation of Business and Marketing Plans (including Non-Profits)

  • Logo and Branding Materials

  • Social Media Advertising and Branding

  • Executive and Technical Assistance Recruiting


Tara is married to a retired US Marine turned entrepreneur. Tara and her husband own and operate several family businesses.  Most importantly, they enjoy seven children (5 boys and 2 girls), and a fish named Blue.

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