Pegasus TransTech a semifinalist in business competition

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Pegasus TransTech has been named a semifinalist for the Small Business of the Year Award by the Greater Tampa (Fla.) Chamber of Commerce. Pegasus TransTech, perhaps best known for its Transflo and Transflo Express document imaging and management services, provides in-house and outsourced imaging systems designed to streamline billing, collections, payroll, accounts payable, driver qualifications and other paper-intensive processes for the trucking industry.

The 2009 Small Business of the Year Awards honor Tampa businesses employing fewer than 250 people. Semifinalists in the competition were notified during the first week in June; the winners will be announced at a banquet on Sept. 25 at the Tampa Convention Center.

The Tampa competition poses 16 questions that must be answered in individual essays that are judged on these criteria: ethical business practices; business goals and planning; personnel, profitability and administrative processes; innovation and response to adversity; and community leadership.

Typical of the probing questions are these: What is your biggest challenge in keeping your company’s growth momentum? How do you plan to tackle this? What is your biggest competitive threat, and how do you plan to overcome this?

“The questions were tough but hardly new to us,” says Bob Helms, Pegasus TransTech chairman and chief executive officer. “We’re in the business of innovation, of helping our customers in creative and practical ways, and we grow as a business in that process. We’re proud to have made the semifinals in this business competition, just as we’re proud to be part of the Tampa business community. Pegasus TransTech has deep roots here.”