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    • 08 May 2019
    • 22 May 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway Suite 120 Atlanta, GA 30341
    Registration is closed

    Maximize your Matchmaking Appointments with these Preparation Classes

    Class 1 - Online Dating Do's and Don'ts

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

    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:

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

    Class 2 - Perfect Your Pickup Lines

    How to Conduct and Introductory Meeting with Agencies & Primes

    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. Special Guest speaker is the University of Georgia SBDC.

    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 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.

    • 22 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30341
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    Understanding 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; May 22, 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


    • 22 May 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway Suite 120 Atlanta, GA 30341
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    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
    • 76
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    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 – Online Dating Do’s and Don’ts – How to find upcoming opportunities at the agencies with whom you will meet
    • May 15 – Perfect your Pickup Lines – How to conduct an introductory meeting with agencies and primes 
    • 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

    • 29 May 2019
    • 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30341
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    Finding Government Contracting Opportunities

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

    In every city, county, and state there are numerous opportunities that need businesses to provide quotes and bids to do the work.  During this workshop, GovDirections founder Mark Knowles, teaches business owners how to identify which opportunities are suited for your business.  He provides helpful incite on how to source the right opportunities for your business and then he explains how to get the maximum benefit out of using the GovDirections platform.

    Title:  Finding Government Opportunities (Wednesday Workshop)

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

    Date:  Wednesday; May 29, 2019

    Time:  10:30 am – 12:00 noon

    Itinerary:  10:30 am - 10:45 am Networking

                      10:45 am - 12:00 pm Presentation 

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

    Register:   https://www.govassociation.org/event-3111079

    Webinar link will be emailed to all registrants interested in joining online.

    Who should attend:

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

    What you will experience:

    • Advice on sourcing opportunities for your specific industry
    •  Set up your GovDirection profile correctly
    •  Receive helpful tips on winning government contracts

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



    • 21 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway Suite 120 Atlanta, GA 30341
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    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, June 21, 2019
    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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