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    • 16 Jul 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30341
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    How To Make Millions In 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: Tuesday; July 16, 2019

    Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    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

    Presentation begins at 6:15PM

    FREE PARKING


    • 17 Jul 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30341
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    Learn All About Your GCA Membership

    Whether you are new or well-seasoned in government contracting, this invitation is for you. There is always something or someone who is new to GCA, so come learn and get acquainted in Orientation class.

    The Government Contractors Association is a professional, public organization designed to facilitate business owners in winning federal contracts through education, resources, and relationships.

    If you are a member of GCA, sign up today and reserve your seat (virtually or in class). There are numerous tools & resources that we want all our members to be familiar with. Complete your business assessment intake form to be positioned for an accountability coach to be assigned to you.

    Bring your laptop to class!

    When: Wednesday; July 17, 2019
    Time: 8:30 am to 10:00 am
    Remote access link will be emailed to registered members

    Who Should Attend:

    • All GCA members

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

    What You’ll Learn:

    • Review the 20 point assessment survey - are you ready to perform government work?
    • How to set up your profile on www.govassociation.org
    • Where to register for all GCA events
    • How to get 3 free co-working days at Origin
    • GovBridge Capital's mobilization funding program and how it can help your business
    • Learn about ALL the programs, tools, and resources that will make you successful in government contracting
    • Learn how your membership gets you access to Women In Defense (WID), National Association of Non-Profits (NAONP), Southern Barter Club (SBC), and Atlanta Black Chamber (ABC)

    and much, much more!

    All members of GCA are encouraged to register.


    • 17 Jul 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; ATlanta, GA 30341
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    Creating that "WOW" Factor!

    Join us for this dynamic session all designed to help you create that “WOW” factor during your pitch! You want to be remembered and there are MANY contestants from last year’s pitch contest who are STILL remembered by our judges and guests one full year later. Why? They made a lasting impression… in the BEST possible way.

    Join us as we cover:

    • How to open with impact
    • How to use your tag line to create a lasting impression
    • Captivating your audience
    • Podium vs no podium
    • Effective Capability Statements
    • How to practice for the pitch
    • And more!


    • 19 Jul 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30341
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    What is the Government Contracting Boot Camp?

    This immersive BOOT CAMP on government contracting prepares your company to ramp up for government opportunities. You will walk away with a detailed understanding of the federal market and a plan to expand your business into the government space. Accelerate your growth by enrolling in this boot camp. (Lunch provided)

    When: Friday, July 19, 2019
    Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

    Who Should Attend:

    • Established business owners looking to expand into the government market
    • ARC clients looking for next steps on their journey to government contracts
    • GCA clients looking for more in-depth learning
    • Business owners looking to learn more about government contracting

    What you will learn:

    • 5P's - GCA's Approach to Winning Contracts
    • Deep Dive into 12 Steps to Success
    • Assessment of where you're at
    • Developing a Strategy of where you want to go
    • Learning Governese, the language of contracting
    • Registration & Certifications training
    • Your Image/branding & marketing techniques
    • Biz Dev & Capture Planning
    • Building winning relationships
    • Benchmark After Successful Companies
    • Opportunities sourcing (how to find projects)
    • Proposal concepts, strategies and techniques
    • Funding sources for your project wins
    • Bonding and Insurance solutions
    • Staying in Compliance
    • Contract Management
    • Invoicing, getting paid, & closing out your projects
    • Implementation and your Action Plan

    Register Today!

    • 23 Jul 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30341
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    This event is a collaboration between Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GHCC) & GCA.   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: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    • Learn how you can expand your business to government buyers
    • Learn one of the best secrets to winning government contracts
    • What are the 6 types of relationships which you must have
    • Learn about set-aside contract opportunities for minority-owned 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

    This event is open to the general public.

    At this event, GHCC & GCA will be forming a government contracting committee to support GHCC members who are interested in winning government contracts.  If you are interested in being a part of the committee, please join us.

    For remote access:


    • 24 Jul 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30341
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    PITCH PREP: Lights, Camera, ACTION!

    Join us for the third of 3 training classes to help you prepare your pitch. During this session, Myra Cisse, will provide tips on presenting in front of a camera.

    • How to exude confidence
    • Understanding the judging criteria? (Sample judges ballot provided)
    • How to prepare for your practice session
    • How to combat nervousness
    • Selling your Sizzle


    • 22 Aug 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30341
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    HEAVY HITTERS AND BIG SPENDERS

    Meet the Agencies that Award Billions in Contracts Every Year!

    Join Government Contractors Association (GCA) as we host our Small Business Connection Series event featuring the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) | General Services Administration (GSA) together award Billions of dollars in government contracts annually. Come meet the key influencers and discover how to successfully offer your products & services to these entities.

    During the HHBS event, GCA is hosting its second annual Capability Pitch Contest where we provide the small business community an opportunity to showcase their capabilities to major government agencies including VA, GSA and others to be announced!  To learn more, visit www.

    SPACE IS LIMITED SO REGISTER EARLY

    Members Early bird:  $35

    Non-members:  $40

    Who should attend:

    *  Government contractors

    *  Certified business owners (VOSB, WOSB, MBE, DBE, SD/VOSB, 8(a), WBE, LGTBE)

    *  Small business owners who are interested in government contracts with CDC, City of Atlanta, and GA Department of Transportation.

    Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please contact Richard Brooks at 404-955-8080 or via email at Richard@govcontractors.org


    • 22 Aug 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30341
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    Government Contractors Association is hosting the 2nd annual Capability Pitch Contest and we want you to take advantage of this amazing opportunity.

    On August 22, 2019, GCA is hosting another Small Business Connection Series event. If you missed the event with GSA and the Primes in March, you definitely DO NOT want to miss this.   The event is;

    Heavy Hitters and Big Spenders: featuring the Capability Pitch Contest

    Meet the Agencies that Award Billions of Dollars in Contracts Every Year

    During this event, three lucky finalists will have the opportunity to present LIVE for 3 - 5 minutes each in front of Prudence Howard of the VA, GSA and FEMA & Army Corps of Engineers; the Judges; and all attendees. The contest will be evaluated by 5 distinguished judges.

    Mandatory Capability Pitch Training

    Capability briefings are meetings with government buyers.  This meeting is usually set up by the specific agency's small business specialist and will be attended by the buyers and program managers of the department.  This meeting is usually 20 – 30 minutes long and several of the agency's key personnel will likely be in attendance.

    This series of classes will review the items you need to have ready for your capability briefings, the things to include in your presentation, and pointers for consolidating your capability presentation to an effective 3 – 5-minute pitch. The mandatory training will include:

    • July 10th – Capability Brief Training taught by SBDC
      • Learn how to prepare for a capability brief with government agencies
      • Learn how to prepare a detailed capability presentation
      • Learn how to condense your capability presentation into a compelling 3 – 5 minute pitch that gets the attention of contracting officers
    • July 17th – Capability Brief Training
      • Learn how to research the agencies
      • Curtail your message to the agencies’ needs
      • Learn how to condense your capability presentation into a compelling 3 – 5 minute pitch that gets the attention of contracting officers
    • July 24th  – Capability Brief Training
      • Learn how to prepare for a capability brief with government agencies
      • Learn how to prepare a detailed capability presentation
      • Learn how to condense your capability presentation into a compelling 3 – 5 minute pitch that gets the attention of contracting officers
    • Week of July 29th – Practicing Your Pitch (Optional but highly encouraged)
      • All contestants will practice their pitch and get video recordings to perfect your pitch.
      • You will be scheduled a 20-minute time slot for Tues, Wed, or Thurs the week of July 29th
      • GCA SME’s will be present to provide feedback
    • Week of August 5th – Presenting Your Pitch
      • Preliminary elimination rounds
      • You will be scheduled a 20-minute time slot for Tues, Wed, or Thurs the week of August 5th
      • All contestants will pitch live and be scored
      • Judges will be present to provide feedback
      • Top 10 Contestant move on to the Semi-Finals
    •  August 14th – Semi-Finals
      • Top 10 Pitch before judges in semi-final rounds
      • All contestants will pitch live and be scored
      • Judges will be present to provide feedback
      • Top 3 move onto the HHBS event

    Each of these three classes are REQUIRED in order to be eligible to pitch during the event on Wednesday, August 22nd

    Cost:  GCA Members (and Joint Partners) – $99.00 Non-Members - $149

    Webinar link will be emailed to all registrants interested in joining online.  You must register!

    Who should attend:

    • Entrepreneurs, business owners, government contractors interested in perfecting their pitch
    • Serious business owners who want the opportunity to pitch their business to the Veteran Affairs, Housing of Urban Development (HUD), General Services Administration (GSA), and 100 business attendees during our August 22 event
    • Any entrepreneur curious about government contracting & new opportunities
    • Members of GCA, NAONP, SBC, ABC, WID

    What you will experience:

    • ·         How to prepare an effective presentation for a Capability Briefing.
    • ·         How to turn your 20 minutes presentation into a compelling 3 – 5 minute pitch
    • ·         Constructive feedback from a select group of distinguished group of judges (comprised of politicians, established business owners, primes & agencies)
    • ·         The opportunity to pitch your business in front of key decision makers at Veteran Affairs, HUD, General Services Administration, and more!

     Visit www.govassociation.org/events for more information on Government Contractors Association and our events.


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