Preparing Contractors for Success

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Diversity Program Management, Business & Airport Concessions Certification

For over a decade, we have partnered and helped businesses just like yours successfully obtain more contracting opportunities.  Under our guidance and expertise, we help you to become more aware of available bidding opportunities helping to grow your business.  We also work with you and your team to educate and help you obtain the necessary certifications that help position your business for success.

We also specialize in knowing the ins and outs of compliance in the Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE) and local Small Business Enterprise (SBE) programs.

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Stakeholder Engagement & Event Planning

Business Development & Certification

Diversity Management & Compliance

Some of the Types of Businesses We Work With





Planning Firms

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Airport Concession Certification & Consulting

Do you own or are seeking to own an airport concession? Partner with us.
Ballard Associates is certified as Airport Concession DBE’s with joint ventures in three different airports. We are always on the lookout for additional partnership opportunities. Click here to see the states in which we are certified in.

As an active participating partner – when you team up with Ballard Associates – it means you have the advantage of leveraging our experience that spans across owning and operating 30 stores including concepts such as:

  • Brighton
  • Brooks Brothers
  • Coffee Beanery
  • Dylan’s Candy
  • EA Sports
  • New York Times
  • Pandora
  • Spanx
  • Tim Horton’s
  • & More!

Don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what others have to say

“Lori is a pleasure to work with because of her kind attitude, attention to detail and overall professionalism. Over the years Lori has been a wealth of information and support. You can see that she truly believes in the value of her program and puts 100% into her work. I would recommend Lori to anyone looking for a trusted business partner.”
Chris Meathe, Sales Manager, Computer Consultants of America

“I met Lori Ballard serving the term of President Elect for the National Association of Women Business Owners Greater Detroit Chapter years ago. Lori is one of the most giving, disciplined persons I know in her field. While being compassionate, inclusive and hardworking Lori demonstrates excellent leadership skills and carries a positive voice for small businesses.”
Pamela Davis, CEO, PLM Staffing Systems

“Lori is genuine, seeks constructive feedback, maintains appropriate documentation, and represents our company and the project well.”
Tom Gilman Project Manager, Stacy and Witbeck

“Lori Ballard’s mannerisms and positive interactions with others are exemplary. I strongly recommend, to anyone seeking her professional capabilities, to leap at the opportunity to retain her professional services.”
Lance Stokes, Ph.D Metro Ag Services, Inc