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    • 24 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway Suite 120 Atlanta, GA 30341
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    Wanna Grow Your Business?

    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: 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 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.


    • 08 May 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway Suite 120 Atlanta, GA 30341
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    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
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    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
    • 110
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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 – 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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