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Fast Cash

There are several clichés out here and we’ve all hear them – if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck, you have to work for what you get, you get what you work for, nothing worth having comes easy and on and on and on. Enough of the clichés, I think we all know what I’m talking about here. In the Government Contracting world, we’re talking about the seductive promise of fast cash, residual income for doing little to no work;

– Everybody is doing it
– This is how the game is played
– Are you going to be a real player or just sit on the sidelines?
– If you like, you can learn the business from us, and then you can do this work on your own

I imagine these are some of the routine lines used by people with more contracting knowledge that you, that are fast, smooth talkers, and sound so very convincing. People that are willing to set you up in business and “even do all the work.” All you have to do is;

– Cash checks
– Sign some legal documents making certain pledges and obligations to them
– Get a few choice certifications
– Sign the bid and proposal documents “they” will prepare for you
– When you win the selected solicitation/bid, subcontract all the work to them

Sound familiar to anyone? This is a sure fire recipe for disaster – a losing business deal for the individual Veteran Small Business owner and a losing business deal for the Small Business community as a whole. When we knowingly or unknowingly allow ourselves to be taken advantage of this way;

– We are hurting our fellow Vets and the Small Business community
– We are taking money off the table that should rightly go to enrich the lives of our deserving families
– We are taking money off the table that should be reinvested in our businesses to make them bigger, stronger, better, more efficient
– We are taking money off the table that could be used in a teaming/partnering agreement with another Veteran Owned Small Business to help both companies grow and be able to successfully compete for future work


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One Response

  1. William Weddle says:

    This is all so very true and really can’t be emphasized enough. Thank You

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