Sridhara Gutti, Essnova Solutions
(Image Credit: BobFarley Photography)

Sridhara Gutti, the owner of Essnova Solutions, Inc., based in Birmingham, AL has been named the 2020 Alabama Small Business Person of the Year.

Administrator Jovita Carranza, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration formally announced National Small Business Week, May 3-9, 2020, along with the 2020 Small Business Persons of the Year winners from throughout the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam. The winners have been invited to attend ceremonies in Washington, D.C., on May 3-4, where they will be honored with their individual award. During the ceremonies, the SBA will announce the 2020 National Small Business Person of the Year among the individual winners represented from across the U.S. and territories.   

“What an honor it is for me to recognize the National Small Business Week state and territorial winners from across the nation whose exceptional hard work has created and built successful small businesses,” said Carranza.  “These women and men not only realized their dreams of entrepreneurship but have also been tremendous job creators, helping to expand our economy. They represent the 30 million American small businesses – our nation’s innovators and risk-takers.” 

Founded in 2005 initially as a home-based business, Essnova’s goal was to add value to utility and communication firms across the globe. The company has achieved great success, growth and expansion.  Essnova started out as a geospatial company but quickly realized the demand for companies who specialize program management support services, and today they are an industry leader.