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    • 27 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30341
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    Wanna Grow Your Business?

    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: Wednesday; March 27, 2019
    Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EST
    Remote access: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/619095125

    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 this link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/619095125

    FREE PARKING


    • 27 Mar 2019
    • 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30341
    Register

    The Government Contractors Association hosts Wednesday workshops for members to gain knowledge on what steps to take to win government contracts and enhance their business.

    Contracting Vehicles: Discover Government Buying Methods To Outwit Your Competitors

    Every business wants to have a competitive advantage over their competitors. This is especially true in the government market. Most small businesses in the government sector mainly uses certifications to open doors for them through set-asides or sole source contracts. Did you know there are many more contracting methods out there? Imagine going to battle with only a knife and a sword. You’re not going to have much luck winning the war if your competitors are coming against you with a treasure trove of weapons, such as, grenades, machine guns, rocket launchers, tanks, bomber planes, guided missiles, etc.

    In this upcoming class, you’ll be learning all the lesser known contracting vehicles which are available for you to unlock more opportunities for your business.

    What will you learn:

    • Why you should accept credit card payments
    • What are micro purchases
    • How is simplified acquisition procedures (SAP) important for your small business
    • What are sealed bids/IFB/RFQ
    • What are competitive proposal (Solicitation/RFP with formal advertising)
    • What are non-competitive proposal (Sole Source Contracts)
    • How to capitalize on your small business status
    • What are other contracting vehicles: GSA Schedules/GWAC/BPA/IDIQ/MATOC/etc.
    • How to use auctions and reverse auctions sites to build past performance
    • Plus so much more….

    Space is limited…. Register now for this event to outwit your competitors.

    Title: Contracting Vehicles: Discover Government Buying Methods To Outwit Your Competitors (Wednesday Workshop)

    Where:  3190 NE Expressway, Suites 120; Atlanta, GA 30341

    Date:  Wednesday; March 27, 2018

    Time:  10:15 am – 12:00 noon

    Itinerary:  10:15 am - 10:30 am Networking

                      10:30 am - 12:00 pm Presentation 

    Cost:  GCA Members (and Joint Partners) – Free; Non-Members - $20

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

    Who should attend:

    • ·        Members of GCA, NAONP, SBC, ABC, WID
    • ·        Entrepreneurs, business owners, government contractors
    • ·        Any entrepreneur curious about government contracting & new opportunities

    What you will experience:

    • Creative methods to fund your business
    • Get the tools needed to fund your business
    • Build a relationship with experts who can help your business grow

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



    • 03 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30341
    Register

    Learn To Win 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: Wednesday; April 3, 2019
    Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 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

    Presentation begins at 9:15AM

    FREE PARKING


    • 09 Apr 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30341
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    Competitor or Collaborator: Which Are You? (GCA's Association Meeting)

    The Government Contractors Association (GCA)’s mission is to educate, facilitate, and advocate for the small business owner to get to government contracts.

    April is GCA Membership Appreciation month! On April 22, 2007, GCA was founded with the purpose of educating small business owners on how to obtain government contracts. Part of obtaining government contracts is building relationships with other business owners

    GCA often tells you that you should collaborate through joint partnerships, teaming agreements, and mentor-protégé relationships. Come to this interactive session to learn how to start the conversation that could lead to lucrative collaborations. Be prepared to learn actionable steps to use immediately in building relationships.

    Title: Competitor or Collaborator: Which Are You? (GCA's Association Meeting)

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

    When: Tuesday; April 10, 2019

    Time: 6:00 - 8:30pm

    Cost: Members: Members: FREE; Non-Members: $15

    Register:

    Who Should Attend?

    * Small business owners

    * Federal contractors

    * Woman owned businesses

    * Veteran owned businesses

    * Minority owned businesses

    * Any business interested in getting into government contracting

    What You Will Experience

    Discover the ways to work with your competition & collaborator

    Learn the soft skills that can open doors

    Understand the possibilities from collaborating

    Mega growth that can follow as a result of collaboration

    Interested in joining GCA? Go to www.govassociaton.org/join

    Networking starts at 6:00 pm; Association meeting starts at 6:30 pm

    Free parking available & appetizers will be served.


    • 17 Apr 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; April 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.


    • 18 Apr 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.

    When: Friday, April 19, 2019
    Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 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!

    • 24 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway Suite 120 Atlanta, GA 30341
    Register

    Wanna Grow Your Business?

    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: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 
    Time: 10:00 AM - Noon

    • 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 our how to qualify for government contracts

    Plus… much more


    • 08 May 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway Suite 120 Atlanta, GA 30341
    Register

    How to Conduct an Introductory Meeting with Agencies & Primes

    This training is the first of 3 "Makeover" sessions we are conducting leading up to our 2nd SBCS event of the year: Getting to "Second Base" with Agencies & Primes. This training series is designed to prepare you so you can score big during your matchmaking sessions.

    During this session, we will teach you all about how to maximize your 10 minutes with the agencies/primes with whom you decide to meet. In class we will discuss:

    • Opening with impact
    • Steering the conversation
    • Selling your capabilities
    • Effective closing
    • Permission based follow-up
    • Next steps
    • and much more

    Instructions to attend via webinar will be emailed once registration is complete

    • 08 May 2019
    • 22 May 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway Suite 120 Atlanta, GA 30341
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    Maximize your Matchmaking Appointments with these Preparation Classes

    Class 1 - Perfect Your Pickup Lines

    How to Conduct and Introductory Meeting with Agencies & Primes

    This training is the first of 3 "Makeover" sessions we are conducting leading up to our 2nd SBCS event of the year: Getting to "Second Base" with Agencies & Primes. This training series is designed to prepare you so you can score big during your matchmaking sessions.

    During this session, we will teach you all about how to maximize your 10 minutes with the agencies/primes with whom you decide to meet. In class we will discuss:

    • Opening with impact
    • Steering the conversation
    • Selling your capabilities
    • Effective closing
    • Permission based follow-up
    • Next steps
    • and much more

    Class 2 - Online Dating Do's and Don'ts

    How to Find Upcoming Opportunities at the Agencies With Whom You Will Meet

    This training is the second of 3 "Makeover" sessions we are conducting leading up to our 2nd SBCS event of the year: Getting to "Second Base" with Agencies & Primes. This training series is designed to prepare you so you can score big during your matchmaking sessions.

    During this session, we will teach you all about how to maximize your 10 minutes with the agencies/primes with whom you decide to meet. In class we will discuss:

    • Reviewing agency forecasts
    • Finding opportunities
    • Capability matching
    • Getting the right contact
    • Do's and Don'ts of matchmaking and followup
    • and much more

    Class 3 - Finding Closure

    How to Conduct a Debrief If You Don't Land the Business

    This training is the last of 3 "Makeover" sessions we are conducting leading up to our 2nd SBCS event of the year: Getting to "Second Base" with Agencies & Primes. This training series is designed to prepare you so you can score big during your matchmaking sessions.

    During this session, we will teach you all about how to maximize your 10 minutes with the agencies/primes with whom you decide to meet. In class we will discuss:

    • How to request a debrief

    • What to review during 

    • How to set yourself apart

    • Using the debrief to find your next opportunity

    • Turning the "No" into a future contract

    Instructions to attend via webinar will be emailed once registration is complete.

    • 15 May 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway Suite 120 Atlanta, GA 30341
    Register

    How to Find Upcoming Opportunities at the Agencies With Whom You Will Meet

    This training is the second of 3 "Makeover" sessions we are conducting leading up to our 2nd SBCS event of the year: Getting to "Second Base" with Agencies & Primes. This training series is designed to prepare you so you can score big during your matchmaking sessions.

    During this session, we will teach you all about how to maximize your 10 minutes with the agencies/primes with whom you decide to meet. In class we will discuss:

    • Reviewing agency forecasts
    • Finding opportunities
    • Capability matching
    • Getting the right contact
    • Do's and Don'ts of matchmaking and followup
    • and much more

    Instructions to attend via webinar will be emailed once registration is complete


    • 22 May 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway Suite 120 Atlanta, GA 30341
    Register

    How to Conduct a Debrief If You Don't Land the Business

    This training is the last of 3 "Makeover" sessions we are conducting leading up to our 2nd SBCS event of the year: Getting to "Second Base" with Agencies & Primes. This training series is designed to prepare you so you can score big during your matchmaking sessions.

    During this session, we will teach you all about how to maximize your 10 minutes with the agencies/primes with whom you decide to meet. In class we will discuss:

    • How to request a debrief
    • What to review during
    • How to set yourself apart
    • Using the debrief to find your next opportunity
    • Turning the "No" into a future contract

    Instructions to attend via webinar will be emailed once registration is complete


    • 23 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway, Suite 120, Atlanta, GA 30341
    • 119
    Register

    GCA's 2nd Small Business Connection Series Event of 2019

    Are you a single contractor looking for the perfect contract?

    Are you tired of reaching out to contracting officers and getting no response?

    Have you tried looking for contracts online only to find yourself swiping aimlessly?

    Do you wish you could meet with several agencies all in one place?

    Join Government Contractors Association (GCA) as we host: Getting to “Second-Base” with Primes and Agencies.

    During this Matchmaking event, attendees will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with various agencies and prime contractors in a speed dating type setting. Stay tuned for an announcement of all of the eligible agencies and primes who are looking for single contractors just like you.

    When: Thursday, May 23, 2019
    Time: 9AM – 1PM

    To help you “score” during your speed date, GCA is hosting 3 training sessions to prepare you for your dates. These “makeover” sessions are not mandatory but are highly encouraged to give you the best opportunity to land your perfect contract.

    The “Makeover” Sessions:

    • May 8 – Perfect your Pickup Lines – How to conduct an introductory meeting with agencies and primes
    • May 15 – Online Dating Do’s and Don’ts – How to find upcoming opportunities at the agencies with whom you will meet
    • May 22 – Finding Closure – How to conduct a debrief with agencies if you don’t land the contract

    All training session are FREE to GCA members (and partner members) however registration for each is required. Those who are not members of GCA pay $20/class. Non-members who wish to register for all 3 sessions may do so at the discounted price of $45 for the series.

    The Program:

    8:30 am – 9:00 am

    Registration & Continental Breakfast

    9:00 am – 9:05 am

    Welcoming Remarks by Abraham Xiong, Founder of GCA

    9:05 am – 9:15 am

    Opening Remarks

    Speaker: Presenting Sponsor, TBA

    9:15 am – 9:20 am

    Introduction of Keynote Speaker

    9:20 am – 9:50 am

    Keynote speaker, TBA

    9:50 am – 10:00 am

    Closing Remarks by Myra Cisse, President GCA-GA

    10:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Speed Dating* sessions begin

    *(3 Dates Maximum/registrant; First Registered, First Scheduled)

    10:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Networking & Vendor Showcase

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