Photo of a group of people standing outside posing for the camera. Woman in a beige pant suit in the front holds a sign with the letters VIP.

Applied Development CEO Kimberly Citizen at the Veterans in Procurement (VIP) graduation in 2014.

National Small Business Week (May 5-11) celebrates and highlights small businesses across the United States. But as many small business owners and entrepreneurs know, creating and sustaining a business creates many challenges. Although small businesses create two out of every three new jobs, more than half won’t survive their fifth year. This week, Applied Development’s CEO Kimberly Citizen reflects on what setbacks during her career taught her, and how she used those opportunities to create success in the future. Read the whole article on LinkedIn.