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

Core Business Solutions provides online and onsite services to help our customers to learn, grow, and succeed— regardless of experience, location, or industry.

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 web-based software with expert consulting, 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 the heart of our method. This web-based document control system provides everything you need to maintain a Quality Management System and become compliant. CORE also contains video trainings and documentation to make the certification process work for you.

Our expert consultants will help you adapt CORE to your company’s specific needs. They will walk with you through every step of the certification process, and they will be on call to answer any questions you have.

It will take 2-4 months for Core to help you prepare 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 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 18 years of 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

John is a technical and information security subject matter expert with decades of experience in IT and cybersecurity. He oversees our InfoSec consulting team and is responsible for the development and rollout of security solutions to address the needs of our clients.

John Christly
Vice President, CISO

Suzanne has been a Quality Management System consultant for over 25 years. She’s a member of the US Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committees 302 and 176 and a senior member of American Society for Quality. She will keep your project moving and keep it stress-free.

Suzanne Strausser
Vice President, Consulting and Development

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

Teresa Dawson
Director of Administration

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