Jun
18
Mon
2018
Boost Your Business with FB and Instagram @ 601 Spring Event Venue
Jun 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Jun
21
Thu
2018
Essential Considerations in Federal Subcontracting @ Online Live Webinar
Jun 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Essential Considerations in Federal Subcontracting @ Online Live Webinar

In this webinar, experienced Federal Contracting attorney, Maria Panichelli, will cover the essential issues that prime contractors and subcontractors must keep in mind when negotiating and drafting subcontracts for use on Federal projects.

You’ll learn the unique challenges and special protections offered to construction subcontractors in particular, as we walk you through the procedures – and common pitfalls – relating to Miller Act claims.

Jun
28
Thu
2018
Creating a Step-by-Step Government Sales Strategy @ Online Live Webinar
Jun 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Creating a Step-by-Step Government Sales Strategy @ Online Live Webinar

An educational, fast-paced, and high-energy webinar – We are going to walk-through various techniques and strategies you need to build a viable sales strategy and win government contracts.

Unlike most webinars, this is more than a general or abstract discussion. This webinar is designed to connect the dots, from who buys what you sell to how you collect intelligence and win. We will provide the necessary techniques, strategies, and recommendations you need to keep your sales strategy on track.

We will cover the following strategies:

  1. Researching who buys what you sell;
  2. Why communicating quantifiable value is critical to prime and subcontracting efforts;
  3. Fine-tuning your positioning within the market;
  4. Engaging the market;
  5. Teaming to win;
  6. Building and managing your pipeline; and
  7. Your Bid – No Bid process.

We’ll finish with an honest and frank discussion on bid-matching / contract management tools.

This webinar provides award-winning techniques and strategies that have directly helped companies win more than $1.8 Billion in government contracts.

Jul
12
Thu
2018
How to Win More Federal Contracts with Competitive Pricing @ Online Live Webinar
Jul 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
How to Win More Federal Contracts with Competitive Pricing @ Online Live Webinar

Here is what you will learn:

How grouping employees and new hires for labor categories can affect your pricing
How fringe, overhead and G&A rates are used in proposal pricing
How to use multipliers for billing rates, employee pay rates, and total contract estimates
What are the “typical” rates for fringe, overhead, and G&A in various markets
How to create “what if” calculations of your indirect rates and fee for future projections

Specific tools and resources you will learn how to use: 

  • Solvability’s Simple Rate & Pricing Spreadsheet

After completing this training, you will have sample spreadsheets showing how to create top line proposal estimates, labor multipliers, wrap rate calculators, indirect rate estimate and labor category billing rates.

Requirements/ Prerequisites: None

Target Audience: Business owners, finance, business development and contracting professionals who want to create more competitive pricing and win more federal contracts.

FREE WEBINAR!!!  REGISTER HERE FOR YOUR ACCESS CODE

Jul
26
Thu
2018
How To Engage and Position During Government Prospect Meetings @ Online Live Webinar
Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
How To Engage and Position During Government Prospect Meetings @ Online Live Webinar

This webinar is designed to be impactful and for many, will realign your expectations on what to actually focus on during an initial prospect meeting because it’s NOT about making a sale or discussing your socio-economic status.

We will discuss pre-meeting activities, including:

  • research and planning
  • how to facilitate the onsite meeting with your prospect
  • how to control the direction of the meeting, prioritizing your meeting objectives
  • and how to successfully follow-up

Everyone tells you to bring a copy of your capability statement or marketing slick – don’t. Everyone tells you to introduce your company by including your socio-economic status – that you’re a small business or woman-owned or veteran-owned or minority-owned – don’t. We’ll explain why during this webinar.

This webinar provides award-winning techniques and strategies that have directly helped companies win more than $1.8 Billion in government contracts. As a result of these strategies, the presenter, Mr. Joshua Frank, managing partner of RSM Federal, received the SBA’s Veteran Business of the Year award and the Society of American Military Engineers’ (SAME) Small Business Advocate of the Year award.

Target Audience: Novice and experienced business professionals and executives who operate or plan to operate in the federal space.

FREE WEBINAR! REGISTER HERE FOR ACCESS CODE

Aug
8
Wed
2018
Accounting System Compliance for Non-Accountants @ Online Live Webinar
Aug 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Many business owners admit accounting is about as foreign to them as any non-English language. Some have learned enough to survive a rudimentary conversation, while others have delegated responsibility to someone else who may not be adequately trained in accounting or well-versed in the nuances of government contract accounting.

In government contracting, accounting is as important as the contract itself. In fact, the contract type dictates certain accounting requirements, including invoice formats and status reports. If you’re performing work on a cost-reimbursable contract (any cost-type or time-and-material contract), you must have an approved accounting system.

Obtaining an approved accounting system means understanding the 14 items addressed in the SF 1408 Preaward Survey of Prospective Contractor Accounting System. The survey covers segregation of costs, job costing, and timekeeping, among other topics. We walk through the SF 1408 providing practical guidance and insight into each requirement. You don’t have to be an accountant to understand this, but you need to understand this to be successful in government contracting.

Target Audience: Novice and experienced business professionals and executives who operate or plan to operate in the federal space

REGISTER HERE TO RECEIVE ACCESS CODE

Aug
23
Thu
2018
Mighty Micro-Purchase: The Sole-Source Super-Power @ Online Live Webinar
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

In this webinar, you will learn how a Federal buyer can purchase up to $10,000 from you immediately.
Not just products, but services, too!

You’ll learn how to create new low-risk offerings that can help you get ahead of the competition. What an advantage – not just at fiscal year-end, but even when buying is slow!

You’ll come away with an understanding of the federal regulations that contracting officers must follow when making contract awards to companies like yours, and how to avoid common mistakes and misunderstandings that can stop a simple purchase from happening.

This knowledge will help you ask the right questions and start conversations when you’re building relationships with people who might be doing business with you for the first time.

Finally, you will also get ideas for how to create options for offering your products and services to fit the micro-purchase threshold and open up opportunities for wins that your competitors might easily miss.

Here Is What You Will Learn:

  • Common “First Win” Obstacles (& Solutions)
  • Why sole-source awards are so hard to win
  • Where micro-purchases are publicized
  • The three things contracting officers always want
  • How federal buyers make micro-purchases
  • When micro-purchases give you a significant advantage
  • Ideas to adapt your products/services to micro-purchase

REGISTER HERE TO RECEIVE ACCESS CODE

Sep
6
Thu
2018
Introduction to Government Contracting and Set-Asides @ Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce
Sep 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sep
28
Fri
2018
2018 Small Business Summit @ Shreveport Convention Center
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 1:30 pm

2018 Small Business Summit

The 2018 Small Business Summit will be held in Shreveport, LA on September 28 from 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM at the Shreveport Convention Center, hosted by LED and the City of Shreveport.

Attendees may register for the event online via the event website.   Hotel accommodations are provided by Hilton Shreveport, adjacent to the Shreveport Convention Center, located at 400 Caddo Street, Shreveport, LA 71101.   To make hotel arrangements please contact Jimi Durmon at 318-698-0580.

Oct
30
Tue
2018
Doing Business with the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps @ Petroleum Club, 15th Floor
Oct 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

  • Who: Ms. Emily Harman, Director, Office of Small Business Programs for the Department of the Navy
  • What: Small Business Workshop — “Doing Business with the Department of the Navy ”
  • When: 30 October 2018 from 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Where: The Petroleum Club 15th Floor – 416 Travis Street, Shreveport LA 71101
  • Purpose: This year’s “Navy Week” will feature a small business workshop designed to educate small businesses on how to do business with the Navy and Marine Corps. The workshop will cover how to find out about upcoming contracting opportunities and how small businesses can contribute to the warfighter mission. Please make plans to attend this great event.