The conclusion of the study stated that a majority of small businesses fail due to lack of access to technology tools and the correct application services because they were too expensive to obtain. The cost of these systems was between $300-$5000 per month and were employed mostly by Fortune 500 Companies. The survey acknowledged that a majority of successful businesses use a myriad of automated services that enable them to manage their customer relations and marketing service processes. These services are effectively employed from the pre-sale to post-sale stages of the operation. They rely on proactive processes that enable the company to scale and grow in an automated way without incurring additional expenses.
After HUBB UCS was formed, Matto and his associates visited a produce farm in Almeria, Spain. What he saw was a greenhouse system that was a paradigm shift in agricultural development. By using a unique self-contained irrigation drainage and fertilization system and planting crops in a multi-layer hydroponic system, produce can be grown in self-contained environments. The plants are harvested through technological systems yielding greater productivity and greater yield per acre than traditional farming. Matto, along with HUBB leadership, then formed HUBB Agro and became the first USA based corporation to develop agricultural communities based on a new diverse Agro-business model outside the traditional agricultural structure.