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Filling the Knowledge Gaps in Your VOSB

What are knowledge gaps?  They are simply gaps between what you know and what you need to know to grow your VOSB.  Knowledge gaps exist in every facet of life.  Even the smartest person among you has knowledge gaps.  One challenge for the Veteran seeking to grow your business is to know both what you do and do not know.  Then having the courage and the resolve to fill those knowledge gaps.

There are several ways to fill knowledge gaps.  You might hire the knowledge you don’t organically possess.  That’s a good option, if you can afford to hire a specialized employee.  You might opt to burn the midnight oil and study to gain the specific skills you lack.  How long, unproductive and frustrating might this option be?  You could hire temporary specialized help and not have to list them as employees.

As your business grows, you will come to realize that “Government Contracting is a Team Sport”.  That simply means you will need specialized help along the way.  You will encounter tax, legal, business development, financial planning, social media, web development, capture management, logistics and distribution challenges just to name a few.

No matter how smart you are, you can’t know everything.  There will be situations and challenges that stop you dead in your tracks.  How you choose to handle those challenges will determine your personal growth and development.  Seeking out the skill sets to fill the knowledge gaps that exist in your company will also determine its growth and development.  Don’t hesitate to fill those knowledge gaps.


See you on the high ground! 



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