About Us

About Core Business Solutions, Inc.

We create expert, innovative, simplified ISO management system solutions for American small businesses.

Core Business Solutions provides ISO 9001 and related standard consulting and auditing services to help our customers to learn, grow, and succeed— regardless of experience, location, or industry. We also assist organizations in preparing for appraisals/certification for CMMI, NIST/CMMC, SOC 2 and more.

Our unique approach combines a simplified, web-based platform with hands-on help from professional consultants. We’ll give you the tools you need to succeed, but we’ll also be there to help every step of the way. Learn more about our standards.

Make it Matter

Your certification can be more than checking off a box. We want to help businesses achieve excellence that will set them apart in the eyes of customers.

Make it Work

We know that every business is different. We’ll make CORE work for your business, your processes, and your resources. And we’ll keep things flexible and fun along the way.

Make it Last

We want to see your business grow beyond certification. We work every day to help you meet changing industry requirements, customer needs, and company goals.

Our Solution

With a combination of a dedicated expert consultant and our implementation software, our solution simplifies preparation, increases the benefits of certification, and helps you achieve greater customer satisfaction. We empower companies to be ISO experts through our process.

The CORE Compliance Platform is helpful for a speedy implementation. This cloud-based ISO system provides everything you need to maintain a Quality Management System and become compliant. CORE also contains video training and documentation to make the certification process simple.


One of our expert consultant will help you adapt ISO to your company’s specific needs. They walk with you through every step of the certification process to successful completion. They will either be onsite or on a call/video call session and answer your questions throughout your implementation.  It will take 2-4 months to get you prepared for a registrar-led audit.

Our Story

We’re an American business with a story like yours. It all started with two brothers, a desire to help, and an idea.

Our Leadership Team

Scott is an active voting member of the US Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO Technical Committee 176 (ISO/TC 176), which is responsible for drafting ISO 9001 and ISO 9004  standards. Scott has spent 20 years running Core Business Solutions and developing ISO programs for small businesses. 

Scott Dawson
President and Co-Founder

Drew is a people person, through and through. He understands the complexities of running a business and has worked on the Registrar / Certification Body. His 20-year background in sales, administration, and manufacturing help him understand and meet our customers’ needs.

Drew Markley
Vice President of Sales

Suzanne has been a Management System consultant for over 25 years. She oversees our Consulting, Support, and Training Development teams. She’s a member of the US TAG to ISO TC 176 and a senior member of ASQ. Her goal is to create processes that simplify every customer’s experience.

Suzanne Strausser
VP, Consulting & Development

Lori has been in marketing management for over 25 years. She manages the marketing team and is responsible for all internal and external brand communications including webcasts, website management, SEM, SEO, and all traditional and digital marketing efforts. 

Lori Engle
Vice President of Marketing

Teresa has been with Core since the beginning as Scott’s right hand. She manages Finance, Human Resources, Legal, and more.  A hard worker to the core, we would not be where we are today without her.

Teresa Dawson
Vice President of Administration

Best Places to Work in PA

Core Business Solutions was awarded the “Best Places to Work in PA” award in 2023 for small businesses. We are so grateful to our leadership and staff for achieving this award. Core is truly a great place to work.

Core Business Solutions is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau and has maintained an A+ rating since our company started in 2000.  If you’d like to read our customer reviews, visit our Reviews page.

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