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    • 24 Jan 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30141
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    The Government Contractors Association is a professional, public organization designed to facilitate business owners and non-profits in winning federal contracts through education, resources, and relationships.

    If you are a member of GCA, sign up today and reserve your seat.  There are numerous tools & resources that we want all our members to be familiar with.   Members will know who the GCA staff and coaches are, learn about all the benefits available to them, understand what their business status is in the government contracting world and much more.  Members will also be assigned a business coach to assess their business and provide guidance.

    What:   GCA Membership Orientation 

    When:  Wednesday; January 24, 2018 (new date due to inclement weather)

    Time:    8:30 am to 10:30 am

    Cost:      Free to GCA 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.govmarket.net

    - Where to register for all GCA events & receive the free access code

    - 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.  Space is limited.  


    • 24 Jan 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30341
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    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.

    When going after government contracts, a company needs to present the ideal cost proposal to the potential client.  Various elements have to researched, calculated, and organized before presenting the proposal.  DCAA veteran of over 20 years, Ms. Ruth Washington, will present viable tips on perfecting your cost proposal techniques.

    Title:  Cost Estimation for Proposal

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

    Date:  Wednesday; January 24, 2018

    Time:  10:30 am – 12:00 noon

    Itinerary:  10:30 am - 11:00 am Networking

                      11:00 am - 11:05 am General Announcements

                      11:05 am - 11:50 am Presentation

                      11:50 am - 12:00 pm Closing Remarks

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

    Register:  https://www.govassociation.org/event-2782982

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

    Who should attend:

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

    What you will experience:

    • ·        Understanding the difference between Cost and Proposal
    •       What is considered as adequate cost and pricing data?
    •       How to price a project when you do not have experienced cost data
    • ·        Networking with business associates & affiliates

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



    • 31 Jan 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30341
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    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.

    Before a bid is put on a proposal, companies should research who their ideal client is in the government space.  What government agency buys your products or services?  Which agencies are looking to do business with WOSB, VOSB, MBE, DBE, and other certifications?  Who are your competitors in your industry and how are they positioned to win? Research & proper planning can aid you in getting your business awarded a government contract.

    Title:  Creating Your Dream 100 List (Wednesday Workshop)

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

    Date:  Wednesday; January 31, 2018

    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-2793818

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

    Who should attend:

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

    What you will experience:

    • ·        Identify your client who is seeking to do work with your business
    •       Learn what contracts are available for your business
    • ·        Networking with business associates & affiliates

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



    • 13 Feb 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30341
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    The General Services Administration (GSA) provides centralized procurement for the federal government, offering billions of dollars worth of products, services, and facilities that federal agencies need to serve the public.  Ms. Chasity Ash, GSA's Lead Small Business Analyst for Region 4, will provide an invigorating presentation on  what steps you should take to be on a GSA Schedule.  Be ready to take plenty of notes.

    Title:  Learn How to Work with GSA (GCA's Association Meeting)

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

    When:  Tuesday; February 13, 2018

    Time:  6:00 - 8:30pm

    Cost:  Members:  FREE  Non-Members:  $15

    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

    * What does it take to get on a GSA Schedule and is it right for your business?

    *  The differences between various schedules & how to position your company for them

    *  Explanation of any new regulations for 2018 under the new administration

    *  and much more

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

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

    Free Parking available & Hor D'Oeuvres will be served


     


    • 14 Feb 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30341
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    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.

    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 GovDirection platform.

    Title:  Finding Government Opportunities (Wednesday Workshop)

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

    Date:  Wednesday; February 14, 2018

    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-2794192

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

    Who should attend:

    • ·        Members of GCA, NAONP, 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.



    • 16 Feb 2018
    • 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 very first Certification Bootcamp so you can gain your "Certified" Business Advantage.

    Title: Certification Bootcamp

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

    When: FridayFebruary 16, 2018

    Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

    Cost: $499 - FREE with ticket - email Myra@govcontractors.org for ticket

    Who Should Attend?

    * Small business owners
    * Federal contractors
    * Woman owned businesses
    * Veteran owned businesses
    * Minority owned businesses
    * Any business interested in getting in obtaining certification 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



    • 21 Feb 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30341
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    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.

    One of the first things to do in getting to government contracting is being registered properly in SAM.gov (which is the Systems for Award Management system).  SAM.gov is the website where the federal government reviews the status of existing businesses, make awards available to contractors, and where federal contractors find potential business partners.

    For this workshop, you will the following:

    • Your business name
    • Your Dunn & Bradstreet number
    • Your NAICS codes
    • Your business bank account details (this is where the government sends your payments)
    • A brief business description of services/products your provide

    Title:  How to Register in SAM.gov (Wednesday Workshop)

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

    Date:  Wednesday; February 21, 2018

    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-2796000

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

    Who should attend:

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

    What you will experience:

    • ·        Obtain the steps it takes to complete your SAM profile
    •       Be able to start & finish your SAM profile in class
    • ·        Receive helpful tips & guidance from experienced consultants on site

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



    • 28 Feb 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30341
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    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.

    All businesses are built on the same chassis.  In this class, ActionCOACH will teach proven methods dramatically improve your bottom line.  Find the secret to an unlimited marketing budget

      Title: 5 Ways to Super Profits - The Business Chassis for Unlimited Growth (Wednesday Workshop)

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

      Date:  Wednesday; February 28, 2018

      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-2796000

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

      Who should attend:

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

      What you will experience:

      • ·        Learn the 5 ways that can lead to a 61% increase in profits
      •       Get qualified for a free consultation on how to create growth strategies for your company
      • ·        Receive helpful tips & guidance from experienced consultants on site

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



    Past events

    17 Jan 2018 Certification Master Class (Wednesday Workshop)
    17 Jan 2018 GCA's Membership Orientation
    12 Jan 2018 Grand Opening of GCA - Fort Lauderdale office
    10 Jan 2018 Building Business Credit (Wednesday Workshop)
    09 Jan 2018 Government Contracting Trends for 2018
    09 Jan 2018 Office Hours for GCA members
    05 Jan 2018 Growth CLUB 2018 Planning Workshop
    12 Dec 2017 Government Contracting Trends for 2018 & Holiday Gathering
    05 Dec 2017 Implementation of GROWTH PHASE(GCA Members' Deep-Dive Training)
    05 Dec 2017 How to Get into Government Contracting
    28 Nov 2017 Review Sessions 1-17 (GCA members' Deep Dive Training)
    21 Nov 2017 Close Outs - Closing out the Project (GCA members' Deep-Dive Training)
    21 Nov 2017 How to Win MILLIONS in Government Contracting
    15 Nov 2017 GCA Membership Orientation & Quick Start Bootcamp
    14 Nov 2017 Doing Business With Veteran Affairs & DoD: Saluting Veteran-Owned Businesses
    07 Nov 2017 Compliance - Complying with Legal Obligations (GCA members' Deep-Dive Training)
    07 Nov 2017 How to Get into Government Contracting
    31 Oct 2017 Tips, Tricks, & Treats: Stories from Successful Government Contractors
    27 Oct 2017 Creating a Legacy with Business Succession & Estate Planning
    24 Oct 2017 Proposal Writing - Part 2 of PROPOSAL PHASE
    21 Oct 2017 Atlanta Black Chamber Open House
    20 Oct 2017 PROPOSAL WRITING BOOTCAMP
    18 Oct 2017 Special Membership Orientation & Southern Barter Club training
    17 Oct 2017 Proposal Writing - Part 1 of PROPOSAL PHASE (GCA Members' Deep-Dive Training)
    17 Oct 2017 How to Win MILLIONS in Government Contracting
    17 Oct 2017 Subcontractor Outreach Event for Phillips Arena Renovation
    10 Oct 2017 Disaster Recovery - Contracting Opportunities
    05 Oct 2017 GCA Volunteering at Jazz 91.9 WCLK
    03 Oct 2017 Opportunity - Finding Contracting Opportunities of PROPOSAL PHASE (GCA Members' Deep-Dive Training)
    03 Oct 2017 Office Hours for GCA members
    03 Oct 2017 Office Hours for GCA members
    03 Oct 2017 How to Get into Government Contracting
    26 Sep 2017 Promotion Phases (GCA members' deep dive training)
    26 Sep 2017 Office Hours for GCA members
    20 Sep 2017 GCA Membership Orientation & Quick Start Bootcamp
    19 Sep 2017 Relationship-Getting to Know Government Buyers of PROMOTION PHASE
    19 Sep 2017 Office Hours for GCA members
    19 Sep 2017 How to Win MILLIONS in Government Contracting
    15 Sep 2017 Dekalb County Government Department of Purchasing & Contracting
    12 Sep 2017 Take Off w/New Opportunities with Hartsfield Jackson Airport
    06 Sep 2017 Go Small Biz – Your way to run your business
    05 Sep 2017 Marketing-Engaging Government Buyers of PROMOTION PHASE (GCA Members' Deep-Dive Training)
    05 Sep 2017 How to Get into Government Contracting
    31 Aug 2017 Global Procurement Opportunities: Strengthening U.S. Businesses through International Relationships (FREE w/Code)
    30 Aug 2017 Doing Contract Work with Gwinnett County Government
    23 Aug 2017 Atlanta GovCon Seminar
    21 Aug 2017 How to do Business with FEMA
    17 Aug 2017 Women in Defense, TOP GOLF NETWORKING EVENT
    15 Aug 2017 Office Hours for GCA members
    09 Aug 2017 Outsourced Accounting for Government Contractors
    08 Aug 2017 The 8(a) Panel & Mentor Protege Program (Association Meeting)
    08 Aug 2017 Grand Opening of Origin
    08 Aug 2017 6th Annual Back to Business Conference
    02 Aug 2017 DCAA Compliance: Bookkeeping for Government Compliance
    01 Aug 2017 Deep Dive Training (Government Contracting Class)
    01 Aug 2017 Office Hours for GCA members
    29 Jul 2017 GCA is moving!
    25 Jul 2017 Office Hours for GCA members
    22 Jul 2017 GCA is moving!
    19 Jul 2017 Smoothing the Subcontracting Process by Leveraging Fringes
    19 Jul 2017 GCA Membership Orientation & Quick Start Bootcamp
    18 Jul 2017 Office Hours for GCA members
    12 Jul 2017 DFARS : Securing your data and getting ready for December 31
    11 Jul 2017 Is Your Business Ready for Government Contracting? (Association Meeting)
    15 Jun 2017 NeoSystem's Open House - You're Invited!
    13 Jun 2017 Money Talk: Money & The Government Contractor (Association Meeting)
    08 Jun 2017 Breaking Ground on Origin (Relocation event of GCA)
    06 Jun 2017 Deep Dive training class
    06 Jun 2017 Deep Dive training class
    06 Jun 2017 Office Hours for GCA members
    19 May 2017 PROPOSAL WRITING BOOTCAMP
    17 May 2017 GCA Membership Orientation & Quick Start Bootcamp
    09 May 2017 Write Winning Grants & Proposals
    02 May 2017 Office Hours for GCA members
    27 Apr 2017 EntrePROneur: Branding for Success for Professional Athletes
    26 Apr 2017 Webinar: Preparing Winning Bids - How to Bid a Project....Profitably
    26 Apr 2017 Serving the Community - GCA Spirit Week
    25 Apr 2017 Membership Appreciation Day - GCA Spirit Week
    25 Apr 2017 Deep Dive training class (Members' Appreciation Day)
    19 Apr 2017 Webinar: The Topics is BONDS....All Bonds - Bonding
    18 Apr 2017 Cashflow Game Night with Government Contractors Association
    12 Apr 2017 Your Business Pre-Nup:
    11 Apr 2017 Everything About GSA (General Services Administration)
    05 Apr 2017 Learn About GSA Schedules
    04 Apr 2017 Deep Dive training class
    04 Apr 2017 Office Hours for GCA members
    29 Mar 2017 Writing to Win - Proposal Writing Fundamentals
    28 Mar 2017 Deep Dive training class
    22 Mar 2017 The Dating Game - How to "Court" Government Buyers
    22 Mar 2017 GCA Membership Orientation & Quick Start Bootcamp
    21 Mar 2017 Deep Dive training class
    15 Mar 2017 Mining for Gold - How to Find Contract Opportunities
    14 Mar 2017 MARCH Association Meeting - Prepping Your WBE (Woman Business Enterprise) For Success
    14 Mar 2017 Growing Businesses Growing Wealth: The $10 Billion Opportunity
    14 Mar 2017 CBMI: Construction Business Management Institute
    08 Mar 2017 SAM, GLS, DSBS... Oh my! - Getting registered with Government Systems
    07 Mar 2017 Proposal Writing Fundamentals: Part 2
    07 Mar 2017 Office Hours - GCA Members Only
    01 Mar 2017 Certifications - The 1st Step on the Path to Government Contracts
    28 Feb 2017 Proposal Writing Fundamentals: Part 1
    21 Feb 2017 Import/Export Association Meeting (Feb)
    14 Feb 2017 Opportunity - Finding Contracting Opportunities (GCA Members' Deep-Dive Training)
    07 Feb 2017 Review Week of Preparation & Promotion Phases of Government Contracting (GCA Members' Deep-Dive Training)
    07 Feb 2017 Office Hours for GCA Members
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