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Cold Emails, Cold Calls

I want to talk about a recent experience I had. One of my favorite restaurants in my area, Italian if you are wondering, has limited dining room seating due to COVID-19. In the past during.... View More
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SDVOSB Certification Strength

There are approximately 25,800 verified SDVOSB firms performing business with the Federal Government. In 2020, those firms have shared $23.8B in federal contracts. This works out.... View More
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Use the HUBZone Certification to Help Power Your Federal Market Presence

Breaking into the federal marketplace and competing with other small businesses is a challenge. Many firms stop in the discovery phase and never find successful.... View More
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GSA Schedule Holder – Thrived in 2020

Small Business GSA Schedule Holders had a very good 2020. This is contrary to the impression of many people that I have talked to in recent months. In fact, even as many businesses were.... View More
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8(a) Pro Marketing Tip

Firms entering the SBA’s 8(a) BD Program want to ramp-up sales as quickly as possible in order to reach the 8(a) firm average sales of $6-8MM per year, by year 3-4. Getting up to speed.... View More
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Finding Federal Buyers: Not as Hard as You Think

There are over 60 federal agencies that employ in excess of 2MM civil employees. Knowing who to call in the federal marketplace can be a daunting task. Whether you have an.... View More
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HUBZone Qualifications

For a small business looking to exacerbate their business development potential, being a part of the SBA’s HUBZone Program can be that accelerator. Coupling an 8(a) Certification with a.... View More
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Department of Homeland Security’s FEMA and GSA Schedule

During 2020, the world has had many challenges to face. If you are looking to add disaster assistance as an avenue for selling your products and/or services to the federal government, a GSA Schedule could.... View More
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Now is the Optimum Time to Maximum GSA Schedule ROI

Whether you are 8(a) certified, or are considering acquiring the SBA’s 8(a) Certification, getting on GSA Schedule is a great early step when entering the Federal Marketplace. GSA Schedules on average.... View More
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Show What you Value and Think Big with a GSA Schedule Contract

No matter what box you checked last week on the ballot when it came to the vote for President of the United States, I think you will find these two famous quotes from our Presidential.... View More