It’s your journey...Shouldn’t you create the map? Successful business planning leads to successful business results. Take the most important step and build your business solidly from the very beginning or use this tool to grow an existing enterprise. In this interactive workshop you will learn how to break apart the components of the business plan into manageable steps, define your business succinctly, research your competition and target market, develop your operating and marketing plans, and start understanding your financial statements.
AUGUST 4> Entrepreneurial Readiness (Columbia, SC) ... Learn how to build a strong foundation for your business. We'll help you evaluate your entrepreneurial skills and also teach you what lenders look for. Afterward, you can set up an appointment with our business counselor for complimentary counseling on your business plan of action.• Who: Presented by the SC Women's Business Center--Columbia• When: 9:00AM - 11:00AM on Tuesday, August 4• Where: Columbia College Breed Leadership Center @ 1301 Columbia College Drive, Columbia, SC• Registration: $25. Click here to register.AUGUST 5> SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Seminar (Columbia, SC) ... Need bonding but have limited financial resources, no prior bonded work experience or under three years in business? Come learn about contract bonds and about SBA's Surety Bond Guarantee Program, which can help you secure the bonding you need for business.• Who: Presented by the SBA Office of Surety Guarantees• When: 9:00AM - 12:00AM on Wednesday, August 5 ...
WASHINGTON – Human nature—the tendency to believe that a natural or man-made disaster will never occur—often undermines the clear-headed work needed to create a business continuity plan. In a recent study done by Staples, less than half of small businesses said they were prepared for severe emergencies. Each year, lack of disaster preparedness takes a severe financial toll on small businesses. Meanwhile, with solid planning, a business owner can protect both financial and human capital, developing an organization resilient enough to withstand any kind of threat. Learn how preparedness affects your company’s bottom line at a free webinar on Wednesday, August 5, hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery. SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies at its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access past webinars and get additional preparedness tips. The SBA provides disaster recovery assistanc ...
Description: A lot of people have heard about government set aside contracts but don’t know how to acquire one. We have some advice to help nail down a few set aside contracts.
The easiest way a small business can grow is to have the government as your customer. The United States Government is the largest buyer of all goods and services in the world. The government procured goods and services worth approximately $235 billion in 2002 alone. With each year the expenditure increases, leading to more opportunities for small businesses. It is very hard for small businesses to gain a foothold in the government sector, but there are various schemes that allow a small business to have an even footing with large scale companies.
Tips to acquire government contracts easily:-
Find a product to sell:
The first thing you want to do is figure out which set aside contracts have the best procurement potential. The last thing you want to do is manufacture products the government d ...
Being able to acquire government contracts despite being a small business is quite an achievement in itself and it can boost the image of any small business.
Description: There are various ways to prepare a small business for undertaking government contracts. The government offers assistance in various ways through contracts that are set aside for small companies and other business development programs.
There are times when we question the capabilities of our businesses when we try to get a foothold in government contracting. Being qualified for a small business certification enables us to open various benefits exclusively from the government. You will also gain access to various contracts that will be set aside for small businesses to help them compete with large scale companies. As long as you are eligible, have a good character and the potential to succeed you will have no problems in becoming a part of the various programs under the SBA.
These are a few questions you need to answer if you want to gain a shot at government contracting.
Do you own an established business?
The government is always happy to help out small business ...
To become a part of the SBA Certified small business program at least 51% of the owners must be from the socially and economically disadvantaged citizens of America. You also need to demonstrate the potential to succeed and a good character to land set aside contracts from the government.
This is a sources sought notice for information only. This is not a request for proposal or quotation or an announcement of a solicitation. This sources sought request for information is for the purpose of conducting market research to provide data for planning purposes. This sources sought synopsis announcement does not constitute a formal solicitation, and is not a request for proposal, request for quote, invitation for bid, does not obligate the government to award a contract, issue a solicitation, reimburse respondents for any proposal preparation and/or submittal costs, nor does its issuance in any way restrict the Government as to its ultimate acquisition approach. The Government will not pay for any materials provided in response to this notice and submittals will not be returned to the sender.
This sources sought announcement is for information and planning purposes only; it is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government. A contract may not be awarded as a result of this sources sought announcement. Army Contracting Command - Rock Island (ACC-RI), on behalf of U.S. Army Information Technology Agency (USAITA) - Engineering Directorate (ED), intends to procure 'Design, Build, and Implement (DBI) IT Solutions' using small business set-aside procedures in accordance with FAR Part 19 or under full and open competitive procedures under FAR Part 15. A more defined description of what DBI IT Solutions entails can be found in the attached capabilities questions document dated 12 March 2015 as well as in the attached draft Performance Work Statement (PWS) document dated 12 March 2015. If at least two small business concerns are determined by the Government to be capable of performing this requirement based on the evaluation of the capability packages submitted by 3:00 P.M. Central Time, 2 April 2015, the requirement will be solicited as a 100% set-aside for small business concerns in accordance with FAR Part 19. If capability packages are not received from at least two responsible small business concerns in accordance with FAR Part 19 by the response date or if the Government determines that no small business concerns in accordance with FAR Part 19 are capable of performing this requirement based upon an evaluation of the capability packages submitted; this requirement will be solicited under full and open competitive procedures.
This is a Request for Information and Sources Sought Notice for Market Research purposes only. This is not a request for proposal, quotation, or bid. No solicitation is currently available.
The information provided in response to this notice will assist the Government in determining how to conduct business in obtaining marketing services support for the Alabama National Guard Recruiting Program.
The United States Property & Fiscal Officer (USPFO) for Alabama is seeking information on how commercial companies obtain marketing support for the design and production of items such as brochures, posters, other advertising campaign media, etc...
We currently contract for this support with a company that provides on-site support by providing personnel who specialize in computer-based skill sets to design and produce marketing materials in support of specific recruiting campaigns.