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Avantgarde Translactions beyond the word... delivering the message
  • "We rarely need a language services company, so use them sporadically. One particular bid opportunity arose with a short turn-around requiring the translation of an 80-page request for Proposal document from Spanish to English. We approached a couple of firms based near us, but none were willing to translate the document in such a short time frame. This was not the case with Avantgarde Translations. Their team turned around the translation over a weekend in order to give us time to review and prepare our proposal. A few days later, we were informed we won the bid. Avantgarde Translations proved its ability to respond, produce, and help us compete."
    — George Whittier, President, Fairbanks Morse Engine


Charlotte, NC / Washington D.C. -- Avantgarde Translations, Inc. has completed all phases of acceptance and has received certification in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program. 8(a) Certification helps qualified companies, which are deemed socially or economically disadvantaged, gain access to federal assistance, opportunities and contracts. The certification required extensive business fiscal and operational documentation, as well as the submittal of a business plan for approval by the Small Business Administration over a period of three months.

The Small Business Administration 8(a) Business Development Program was named for Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act, which dictated a program be created to help small and disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace including access to federal and private procurement markets. The focus of the program is to provide business development support including mentoring, procurement assistance, business counseling, training, financial assistance, surety bonding and other management or technical assistance.

About Avantgarde Translations, Inc.
Established in 2004, Avantgarde Translations is a language services company offering an array of multilingual services including translation, interpreting, editing, proofreading, translation reviews, and cultural consulting. The company focuses on enriching and enhancing multilingual communications by bridging the linguistic and cultural gaps that exist between different languages. This enables Avantgarde Translations to provide customized language solutions that go beyond the word to deliver an effective message for its clients. With offices in Charlotte, North Carolina (USA), and Mississauga, Ontario (Canada), the company focuses on a broad client base throughout eastern Canada and the eastern United States. Clients range from Fortune 100 companies to private specialized international businesses in a variety of industries. Institutional and government organizations also seek Avantgarde Translations’ expertise. The company was recognized in 2006 for its entrepreneurial and business savvy, when it was named Rising Star of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners in Charlotte. In addition to being certified in the 8(a) Program, Avantgarde Translation is also designated a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Enterprise through the state of North Carolina, a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), and a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) by the Minority Supplier Diversity Council of the Carolinas. More information about Avantgarde Translations can be found at


Beyond the Word ... Delivering the Message