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Consistent Work = Growth and Expansion

Given that Government Contracting is a Team Sport.”  Given that your business was properly structured from the start.  Given that you’ve employed and relied upon the expertise of the professionals you assembled.  Given that you’ve been “positioned to win.”  You’re well on your way to greater growth and expansion.

All of that early Business Development work that you put it has really paid off.  Not only are you working on a consistent basis, you have potentially added new service offerings.  These new service offerings have provided significant income and accelerated your growth and expansion projections.  Your Financial Advisor has been with you every step of the way.

Now that you’ve arrived at this Critical Point on the Battlefield”, what do you do and how do you do it?  The 5 “Ws” and the How question might serve you well here.  Remember, they are; who, what, when, where, why and how.  Who are you working with to help guide your future?  What areas should you expand into?  When is the right time to execute the expansion plan?  Where are the blind spots and opportunities?  How many resources should you allocate to the expansion?

Just some Business Basics for your consideration.  Let us know your thoughts on this subject.

 

See you on the high ground!    

 

 

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The Shortcuts to Government Contracting

Part of my training and staff development in the U.S. Army included the Army Writing Style.  The Army Writing Style stressed B.L.U.F. That stands for, “bottom line up front.”  So, here goes – there are no shortcuts to Government Contracting!  Yeah, I know, the title appears to suggest there are shortcuts, but the reality is, there aren’t any.  I haven’t found any.  None of the smart people I know have found any.  There is only the process.

We have discussed the process many times over the past couple of years.  Our discussion of the process has not always been about Government Contracting.  Sometimes, the discussions have been about everyday tasks and how we can identify a process that lead to the successful accomplishment of those tasks.  One example was about cutting the lawn, while another was about kitchen renovations.

As you become more seasoned and better established as a Government Contractor, opportunities will begin to find you.  Until then, the best that you can reasonably expect is to have a fair and equal opportunity to compete for and win work.

To help ensure you win your fair share of bid opportunities, you have to read EVERY word of the solicitation, (several times) then, ensure you address every question or concern in the solicitation, dot every “I” and cross every “T” in your proposal.  Do yourself a favor; forget your quest to find shortcuts and just focus on doing your very best job on every solicitation and every contract award.

 

See you on the high ground!

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