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Boyd Cycling, Blue Eye Soft Corp named Small Business Week state winners

By April 17, 2019February 18th, 2020No Comments

This week, two NEXT companies were recognized by the Small Business Administration South Carolina District Office as 2019 National Small Business Week winners for the state.

Each year since 1963, the president has issued a proclamation calling for the celebration of National Small Business Week. The 2019 National Small Business Week is May 5-11 with events in Washington, D.C., around the country and online.

Boyd Cycling was named Small Business Exporter of the Year and Srikanth Kodeboyina of Blue Eye Soft Corp was named South Carolina Minority Small Business Person of the Year, according to a SBA news release.


Nicole and Boyd Johnson of Boyd Cycling | Photo Courtesy of Upstate Business Journal


Srikanth Kodeboyina of Blue Eye Soft Corp

“Our goal is to honor and recognize our winners for their hard work and dedication to advancing the small business community,” Gregg White, district director for the SBA South Carolina District Office, said in the release. “Most importantly, we appreciate the jobs and opportunities they continue to create for the South Carolina economy. We also value our lenders who provide the funding that is necessary for businesses to start, grow and expand.”

Boyd Cycling

Boyd Cycling is an innovative manufacturer of high performance bicycle wheel systems that has provided top service for 10 years out of Greenville, South Carolina. BOYD was founded by Boyd and Nicole Johnson in September 2009.


Blue Eye Soft Corp

Blue Eye Soft Corp is Greenville SC-based IT Software Solutions company which focuses on providing right managed services, IT, Engineering solutions & Staff per client needs, providing custom software and data solutions to medium and large enterprises throughout North America.

Read the full feature from SC Biz News here.


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