“My 10,000 Small Businesses experience has given me the tools and confidence to pursue these new markets and it's looking better and better every day.” LBCC Cohort 18, Martti Silvola, Finnamex, Inc., General Manager. In late summer 2017, Finnamex was awarded a $150,000+ contract by a high school district in San Diego county to complete a district wide landscape irrigation control project. The scope of this water management program includes installing SMART controllers with web access. Martti stated, “This contract is a key turning point in my company as we make the leap into the water management market for public agencies like school districts, cities, and parks. We are also negotiating contracts in the commercial sector that will further our growth while making a substantial impact on water conservation and promoting sustainable irrigation practices. My 10,000 Small Businesses experience has given me the tools & confidence to pursue these new markets and it's looking better and better every day. ”