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    • 28 Jan 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30341
    Register

    Education: Learning to Speak Governese & Contract Vehicles  

    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

    Week 3 Curriculum:

    Education Part 1: Learning to Speak Governese
    • The Language of Government Contracting
    • Discovering Free Government Contracting Classes
    • Understanding the Regulations
    • How to Use Regulations to Help You Win More Contracts

     Education Part 2: Contract Vehicles – Government Buying Methods
    • What are Micro Purchases?
    • Do Agencies Use Credit Cards?
    • What are Simplified Acquisition Procedures?
    • GSA Schedules Mistakes
    • Sole Source Contracts: The Best Kept Secret
    • Using Certifications to Unlock Set-Asides Opportunities
    • IDIQ/MATOC/SATOC and other Contract Vehicles
    • Reverse Auctions/FedBid (Unison)

    CLASS TIME:
    Every Tuesday evening from 6pm to 8pm
    There will be NO CCM classes during the 2nd Tuesday of each month. This night is the GCA Association Mixer event

    LOCATION:
    3190 NE Expressway, Suite 110, Atlanta, GA 30341

    Remote access will be emailed to confirmed registrants



    • 04 Feb 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30341
    Register

    Registration & Certifications   

    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

    Week 3 Curriculum:

    Lesson 6) Registration: Getting Properly Registered with Government Agencies
    • Registration Mistakes to Avoid
    • 70% of Companies are Improperly Registered
    • Federal Vendor Registration in Sam.gov / DSBS.SBA.gov / FBO.gov
    • State Vendor Registration
    • Local Vendor Registration
    • Commercial Registration with Prime and Large Contractors

    Lesson 7) Certifications: Obtaining Certifications for Small Businesses
    • What are the Best Certifications
    • Certifications are Not Created Equal
    • Obtaining Federal Certifications – 8(a), SDVOSB, HUBZone, ED/WOSB, etc.
    • Which State Certifications are Ideal – DBE
    • Obtaining Local Certifications With Cities and Counties
    • Accessing Commercial Certifications for Diversity Vendor Opportunities

    CLASS TIME:
    Every Tuesday evening from 6pm to 8pm
    There will be NO CCM classes during the 2nd Tuesday of each month. This night is the GCA Association Mixer event

    LOCATION:
    3190 NE Expressway, Suite 110, Atlanta, GA 30341

    Remote access will be emailed to confirmed registrants



    • 11 Feb 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30341
    Register

    Make a “Love” Connection (February Association Mixer)

    Looking for a new business partner, business opportunity, a job, or just looking to meet great new people?  Then you want to come make a lasting “love” connection at this speed networking event.

    The Government Contractors Association is membership-based organization whose mission is to educate, facilitate, and advocate for business owners to win government contracts.  Through education and access to other resources, GCA members have won multi-year projects and millions in contracts.  Join us on every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm for the Association mixer to network with like-minded business owners looking to connect & expand their operations.  

    Many business owners go into partnerships before they actually take time to “court” each other.  Do you know your partner’s weaknesses & strengths, how does your agreement cover your business interest, what is your exit strategy?  A few types of relationships to consider include subcontracting, joint ventures, teaming partner, and mentor protégé.

    At this mixer, Richard Brooks, CFO of GCA, teaches on the difference between various business relationships so that you can build on this strategy to get to government contracts. 

    What:  Love Connection (February Association Mixer)

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

    When: Tuesday, February 11, 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 utilize the resources of GCA to gain a competitive edge in business

    -         Any business owner looking to understand how to build impactful business relationships

    -         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

    What You’ll Experience:

    -      Speed dating network

    -      Discover the benefits of a GCA membership

    -      Discover business opportunities with other small business owners

    -      Connect with the leadership of GovDirections, ARC Consulting, SBC, ABC, GHCC, WID

    This event is open to the public. 

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


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

    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. 

    Program

    Registration

    Ladies Lounge (Make a friend | Meet a New Collaborator | Mimosa & Massages)

    Women’s Marketplace (shop with various vendors)

    Welcome remarks by Sponsor

    Ladies’ Business Panel moderated by Linda Goetze, President of Blockchain Chamber of Commerce

    Ladies’ Business Panel moderated by Jill Goodrich, President of Women’s Chamber

    Break Out Sessions – Certifying Your Woman-Owned Business | Become a Certified Capture Manager

    Ladies’ Business Panel moderated by Pamela A. Harris, Owner of A Signature Flair Events

    Keynote Speaker TBD

    For Sponsorship & Vendor Opportunities contact pamela@asignatureflair.com

    Details:

    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


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