SCHOOL + BUSINESSMAP = ERATE AWARD

Why choose Businessmap?

  • Rated A+ by schools
  • ONE price!
  • Long term clients
  • More than 15 years’ experience
  • Millions and millions in awards
  • Supports disbursement process
  • Successful appeals

...because Businessmap is your advocate

  • Businessmap is a full service Erate consulting service specializing in small districts to maximize their use of Erate.
  • Students need all the school’s available resources. Many schools don’t have a dedicated staff who can add Erate to their already loaded plate. Did you know that the Erate program requires an 18- month process for one fiscal year? This is why you need a consultant who is an expert and is always looking for the most cost-effective solution.
  • Many of our clients have been with us more than ten years. Businessmap has a ONE price fee! This has been a big hit with the schools as it allows them to easily budget the expense. Our schools have received millions and millions of dollars in awards because of our partnerships.
  • Businessmap is a long-time member of the Erate Professional Management Association dedicated to promoting excellence and ethics in Erate.

Businessmap is your advocate!

Jo Neal, President of Businessmap, has worked in technology since 1974. Jo worked as a project manager, technology planning manager and corporate planning manager over the course of 23 years for a regional insurance company based in Ohio. She started Businessmap in 1999 and with a degree in secondary education and background in technology, she soon found herself helping to start a charter school. We were able to get awards from the Erate program and that became the core business of Businessmap. We work with over 70 school districts and Education Services Centers. Over 60% of our clients have been with us five years or more.

 

 

Businessmap has been a member of the E-rate Management Professional Association since 2009

Eileen Bundy, Director of Business Development, is an expert in relationship marketing and project management. Eileen has won many awards for her work as an entrepreneur.She is on the Board of Directors for two non-profit organizations and often volunteers her time at her children’s Elementary school. Eileen’s skills allow her to work with the client from the first phone call to the last cent disbursed. Eileen was responsible for the enrollment at a start-up charter school. Ask her how she had 95% of the students show up the first day.

...because Businessmap supports the entire Erate process

  • Technology plan development
  • Collection of information for the 470 application
  • Can be point person for vendor inquiries
  • Supports school during contract process
  • Completes 471 application
  • Handles Program Integrity Review questions
  • Gets the Award!
  • Handles on administrative work for disbursements
  • Maintains documentation files per federal guidelines for five years
Company Background
Our Promise
Company Background

Businessmap was founded in 1999 by the President, Jo Neal, as a technology consulting and services organization. The company derived its name from the goal of providing strategic and operational support services to schools and businesses; thus the name “business - map” In 2000 Jo was referred by the technology plan approving agency in Ohio to schools to write their technology plans. That work lead to the Erate program.

For several years Jo worked part time as an Erate consultant while helping to open and provide administrative services to charter schools in Ohio. The Erate business became self sustaining and is responsible for over $100 million in funding for clients.

Our Promise

Our promise to each client is to obtain the greatest award possible, meet all compliance requirements and support the school throughout the process.

Jo Neal, President of Businessmap, has worked in technology since 1974.
With a degree in secondary education and a 25 year background in technology planning and network architecture, she soon found herself back in education writing technology plans. When a school asked her to help with Erate, making application and getting awards was a natural fit because of her background in network architecture.
Since 2003 Businessmap has obtained more than $100 million dollars in awards, and that number is growing by 25% each year. Ask her clients and they’ll tell you why!

Businessmap does more than fill out forms! With her expertise she can work with the school to help validate vendor assessments and recommendations. Her skills range from project management, technology planning, process reengineering, strategic planning through facilitation and Businessmap offers a variety of technology courses.

Eileen Bundy, Director of Business Development, is an expert in relationship marketing and project management. Eileen has won many awards for her work as entrepreneur and she serves on the Board of Directors of two non-profit organizations. Eileen’s skills allow her to work with the client from the first phone call to the last cent disbursed. Eileen was responsible for the enrollment at a start up charter school in 2002. Ask her how she had 95% of the students show up the first day.

SCHOOL + BUSINESSMAP = ERATE AWARD