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    • 03 Mar 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, ga 30341

    Week 6: PROMOTION – How to Promote Your Business in the Government Market

    Come join us weekly as we train and prepare you to capture government contracts.

    These sessions are designed to prepare those enrolled in the Certified Capture Manager (CCM) Program to pass the CCM Exam and to become certified professionals.


    Also, these classes are open to all GCA members, partner members and the public. You're welcome to attend and audit the classes with the CCM students.

    Join the official CCM program when you're ready to receive all the course material and software.

    Learn more or enroll: www.capturemanagement.org  

    We cover a new topic each session. We will guide you through our 12 Steps to Winning Government Contracts.


    Lesson 9: Image – Creating a Brand That Speaks to Government Buyers

    ·       Creating a Professional Image

    ·       Marketing Tools for Government Contractors

    ·       Capability Statements

    ·       Capability Brief (Power Point Presentation)

    ·       Capability Video

    ·       Capability Page/Website

    ·       Business Card

    ·       Homework Assignment:

    ·       Create a 1-page Capability Statement


    Lesson 10: Marketing – Designing a Marketing Plan and Building Your Dream 100

    ·       Marketing Basics

    ·       Email Strategies

    ·       Networking Events & Opportunities

    ·       Building your Dream 100 List

    ·       Identify Top 10 Federal Agencies & Award Amount by NAICS

    ·       www.FPDS.gov



    Every Tuesday evening from 6pm to 8pm (Office Hour starts at 8pm)

    There will be NO classes during the 2nd Tuesday of each month.



    3190 NE Expressway, Suite 110, Atlanta, GA 30341

    or join us online (remote access given to those who register)


    REGISTER FOR CLASSES: www.GovAssociation.org/events

    • 10 Mar 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 110; Atlanta, GA 30341

    Gwinnett County DBE Program - (March Association Mixer)

    The Gwinnett County Government has established their (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program.  Join us as guest speakers, Jessica Stewart, Community Outreach Program Coordinator and Destiny O’Loughlin, Transportation Outreach Coordinator, educate all on the program.

    You Will Learn:

    •       Requirements to become DBE certified
    •        How to do business with Gwinnett County
    •        Learn about upcoming projects in the county

    What:  Gwinnett County DBE Program (March Association Mixer)

    Where: GCA Office; 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30341

    When: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

    Time:   Networking starts at 6:00 pm, Events start at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    Cost:   FREE to members; $15 to guests

    Want to join GCA?  Click here:  http://www.govassociation.org/join

     Who Should Attend:

    -         Those wanting to learn how to do business in Gwinnett County

    -         Any business owner desiring to become certified in Gwinnett County

    -         All members of Government Contractors Association

    -         Any business owner or business development leader looking to expand their business portfolio

    -         New & Existing Business Owners interested in Government Contracting

    -         Any established business looking to expand their network and netWORTH

    This event is open to the public. 

    The event is also listed on www.govassociation.org.

    • 12 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30341

    Growing Your Business With Government Contracting

    If you own a business that you want to expand from the commercial market to the government market, then this training session is for you. The government is the largest customer in the world and you should be selling your product or service to your country. Find out how you can expand your business by working with Uncle Sam.

    When: Thursday; March 12, 2020

    Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Where: 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30341

    Remote access: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/619095125

    You can also dial in using your phone.

    United States: +1 (646) 749-3122

    Access Code: 619-095-125

    Who Should Attend:

    • Existing business owners interested in expanding in the government market,
    • Any business interested in doing work for the federal/state/local government, Entrepreneurs and Businesses interested in learning what successful companies are doing and how they’re doing it

    What You Will Learn:

    • Find out how BIG the government market is
    • Learn how you can expand your business to government buyers
    • Find out what your competitors are doing and how you can do the same
    • Learn one of the best secrets to winning government contracts
    • How the procurement cycle works
    • What are the 6 types of relationships which you must have
    • Learn about set-aside contract opportunities for small businesses
    • What are certifications and how to qualify for them
    • How teaming with another company can accelerate your win cycle
    • Find out how to qualify for government contracts
    • Plus… much more

    If you are not able to join us live in the Atlanta office, then join us online by clicking the link below: 

    Remote access: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/619095125

    You can also dial in using your phone.

    United States: +1 (646) 749-3122

    Access Code: 619-095-125

    FREE PARKING & Free WiFi

    • 19 Mar 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30341

    The Women Who Win are fearless

    The Women Who Win do not take no for an answer

    The Women Who Win make boss moves seven days a week

    The Women Who Win in Government and Business will be winning at the Small Business Connection Series set for Thursday; March 19, 2020 from 9am – 1pm.  Hear stories of trials & triumphs shared by ladies who have made a path for you to follow.  Make a great connection in the Ladies’ Lounge over Mimosas & Massages, shop in the Marketplace, learn from lively discussions on professional matters that affect today’s women in business. 


    8:00  Registration

    Mimosas & Food – Ladies Lounge – Shopping – Massages (enjoy the experience all throughout the event)

    9:30 am Opening remarks from GCA & A Signature Flair

    9:40 am Sponsor:  Sovereignty Financials – John DeLaigle

    9:50 am Women’s Business Panel moderated by Kim Yang, owner of Skymark Agency

    Panelists:  Jill Goodrich, Women’s Chamber of Commerce

                        Linda Nyugen; Mercado Fresco

                        Dr Diane Adoma; Diane Adoma Consulting LLC

                        Yvette Moise;  Georgia Latino Film Festival & Alliance

    10:25 am Break

    10:30 am    Breakout Session:  Certifying Your Woman-Owned Business – Myra Cisse, owner of Certification Consultants

     10:30 am    Breakout Sessions:  Becoming a Certified Capture Manager – Cynthia Harper; C Harper Enterprises & Abraham Xiong; Founder of GCA

    11:05 am  Sponsor:  Ultimate Air Shuttle

    11:20 am  Women’s Business Panel moderated by Pamela A. Harris, owner of A Signature Flair

    Panelists:  Clara Richardson-Olguin; CIC Floors

                         Linda Goetze; Blockchain Chamber of Commerce

                         Kamala Vadlamudi; The Young Leaders Academy

                         Jamine Moton; Skylar Security

    11:50 am Break

    12:00 pm Intro of Keynote Speaker

    12:05 pm  Keynote Speaker – Dr. Karla Lorraine Booker, Wellstar Urgent Care

    12:45 pm  Closing remarks

    *Ladies Lounge is to be enjoyed throughout the duration of event



    Origin Co-working Space; 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30341

    Thursday; March 19, 2020

    9:00 am – 1:00 pm (doors open at 8:30 am)

    Register at www.govassociation.org/events


    Tune in to Women Who Win Wednesdays at 11am on Facebook for your chance to win FREE tickets.

    Attendees early bird fee $40 until February 14th

    For Sponsorship & Vendor Opportunities contact pamela@asignatureflair.com

    • 17 Apr 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway Suite 120 Atlanta, GA 30341
    Registration is closed

    Certifications are powerful tools.

    The right certifications can position your business for set aside contracts and, more importantly, sole source contracts. But certifications are NOT a "One Size Fits All" thing. Join us for our Certification Bootcamp and learn all about these powerful business tools.

    This is an INTERACTIVE bootcamp. I assign pre-work and If you come prepared, then you will end the day with one certification in process! No other certification course helps you get your certifications in process IN ONE DAY!

    Register today and gain your "Certified" Business Advantage.

    Title: Certification Bootcamp
    When: Friday; April 17, 2020
    Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Cost: GCA Member $499 - All others $999 

    Who Should Attend?

    • Small business owners
    • Federal contractors
    • Woman owned businesses
    • Veteran owned businesses
    • Minority owned businesses
    • Any business interested in getting in obtaining certifications for their business

    What You Will Experience

    • Learn which certification is right for your business
    • Learn the requirements for Corporate, Federal and State/Local certifications
    • Get detailed checklists for the various certifications
    • Learn the step by step guide to certification preparation
    • Avoid the common pitfalls with various certification processes
    • and much more

    Important Prerequisites 

    Please be sure you have done each of the following BEFORE attending class.

    1. Read Myra's eBook The "Certified" Business Advantage: The Edge You Need When Selling B2B or B2G (email Myra@govcontractors.org to request a copy)
    2. Request one certification checklist from Myra (email her to discuss which is best)
    3. Completed SAM Registration with Cage Code assigned

    You will be turned away if you have not completed EACH of these prior to attending class.

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