Before launching his own consultant firm in 2006, David Barnes had spent 25 years in children welfare. “I decided it was time to take control and go ahead and do what I have always wanted to do”, states David. Starting a business would allow him to ful ll his dreams and work with people who share similar values and ideas. TBDC was able to provide David the support he needed to take Barnes Management Group to the next level. Through TBDC, David created new partnerships that he could have never formed alone, and he is now able to take on bigger projects because of his new connections.