SCORE Honors Métier, a Software Company in Washington, DC, as a Rising Star Small Business

Washington, D.C.The SCORE Association “Counselors to America’s Small Business” and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) honor Métier, Ltd. as an SBA Rising Star. Sandra Richardson, co-founder of Métier, received this honor at the SBA’s national headquarters in Washington, DC. The SBA Rising Star program highlights entrepreneurs for successfully growing their business.


Richardson and co-founder Douglas Clark opened Métier nearly seven years ago. Métier is a software company that provides predictive technology for project portfolio management. Clients include government agencies, contractors and large commercial enterprises that use Métier’s software to improve business performance.


Métier has experienced tremendous growth, increasing revenues by 400 percent over the past four years despite large, established competitors. For this accomplishment, Métier was honored with a position on the 2004 Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies.


SCORE CEO Ken Yancey says, Sandra Richardson’s experience with SCORE is a terrific example of the kind of business success that SCORE counselors facilitate in communities across the country.” Yancey adds, “Washington, DC SCORE continues to provide high-quality counseling and services under the leadership of SCORE Chapter Chair Ralph Johanson, Jr.”


SCORE provides free and confidential small business counseling, as well as low-cost training workshops, in the Washington, DC area. Richardson credits the Washington, DC SCORE office and her business counselor Erwin Schmerling with providing valuable advice and guidance as she started Métier in 1998.

Since 1964, SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” has assisted more than 7 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through counseling and business workshops. More than 10,500 volunteer business counselors in 389 chapters serve their communities through entrepreneur education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses. For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. Or, visit SCORE on the Web at