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    • 23 Jul 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30341
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    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: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    • 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.

    For remote access:


    • 24 Jul 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30341
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    PITCH PREP: Lights, Camera, ACTION!

    Join us for the third of 3 training classes to help you prepare your pitch. During this session, Myra Cisse, will provide tips on presenting in front of a camera.

    • How to exude confidence
    • Understanding the judging criteria? (Sample judges ballot provided)
    • How to prepare for your practice session
    • How to combat nervousness
    • Selling your Sizzle


    • 14 Aug 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30341
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    TOP 10 CAPABILITY PITCH FINALISTS

    Join us for this Pitch session to see who will move forward to pitch their business at the Heavy Hitters and Big Spenders event on August 22nd.  Judges for the event will come from SBA & SBDC.   The event is open to the public.  Come learn and network!

    What:  Top 10 Capability Pitch Finalists

    When:  Wednesday; August 14, 2019

    Time:  10:30 am - 12:00 pm




    • 22 Aug 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30341
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    HEAVY HITTERS AND BIG SPENDERS

    Meet the Agencies that Award Billions in Contracts Every Year!

    Join Government Contractors Association (GCA) as we host our Small Business Connection Series event featuring the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) | General Services Administration (GSA) together award Billions of dollars in government contracts annually. Come meet the key influencers and discover how to successfully offer your products & services to these entities.

    During the HHBS event, GCA is hosting its second annual Capability Pitch Contest where we provide the small business community an opportunity to showcase their capabilities to major government agencies including VA, GSA and others to be announced!  To learn more, visit www.

    SPACE IS LIMITED SO REGISTER EARLY

    Members Early bird:  $35

    Non-members:  $40

    Who should attend:

    *  Government contractors

    *  Certified business owners (VOSB, WOSB, MBE, DBE, SD/VOSB, 8(a), WBE, LGTBE)

    *  Small business owners who are interested in government contracts with CDC, City of Atlanta, and GA Department of Transportation.

    Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please contact Richard Brooks at 404-955-8080 or via email at Richard@govcontractors.org


    • 22 Aug 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 3190 Northeast Expressway; Suite 120; Atlanta, GA 30341
    Register

    Government Contractors Association is hosting the 2nd annual Capability Pitch Contest and we want you to take advantage of this amazing opportunity.

    On August 22, 2019, GCA is hosting another Small Business Connection Series event. If you missed the event with GSA and the Primes in March, you definitely DO NOT want to miss this.   The event is;

    Heavy Hitters and Big Spenders: featuring the Capability Pitch Contest

    Meet the Agencies that Award Billions of Dollars in Contracts Every Year

    During this event, three lucky finalists will have the opportunity to present LIVE for 3 - 5 minutes each in front of Prudence Howard of the VA, GSA and FEMA & Army Corps of Engineers; the Judges; and all attendees. The contest will be evaluated by 5 distinguished judges.

    Mandatory Capability Pitch Training

    Capability briefings are meetings with government buyers.  This meeting is usually set up by the specific agency's small business specialist and will be attended by the buyers and program managers of the department.  This meeting is usually 20 – 30 minutes long and several of the agency's key personnel will likely be in attendance.

    This series of classes will review the items you need to have ready for your capability briefings, the things to include in your presentation, and pointers for consolidating your capability presentation to an effective 3 – 5-minute pitch. The mandatory training will include:

    • July 10th – Capability Brief Training taught by SBDC
      • Learn how to prepare for a capability brief with government agencies
      • Learn how to prepare a detailed capability presentation
      • Learn how to condense your capability presentation into a compelling 3 – 5 minute pitch that gets the attention of contracting officers
    • July 17th – Capability Brief Training
      • Learn how to research the agencies
      • Curtail your message to the agencies’ needs
      • Learn how to condense your capability presentation into a compelling 3 – 5 minute pitch that gets the attention of contracting officers
    • July 24th  – Capability Brief Training
      • Learn how to prepare for a capability brief with government agencies
      • Learn how to prepare a detailed capability presentation
      • Learn how to condense your capability presentation into a compelling 3 – 5 minute pitch that gets the attention of contracting officers
    • Week of July 29th – Practicing Your Pitch (Optional but highly encouraged)
      • All contestants will practice their pitch and get video recordings to perfect your pitch.
      • You will be scheduled a 20-minute time slot for Tues, Wed, or Thurs the week of July 29th
      • GCA SME’s will be present to provide feedback
    • Week of August 5th – Presenting Your Pitch
      • Preliminary elimination rounds
      • You will be scheduled a 20-minute time slot for Tues, Wed, or Thurs the week of August 5th
      • All contestants will pitch live and be scored
      • Judges will be present to provide feedback
      • Top 10 Contestant move on to the Semi-Finals
    •  August 14th – Semi-Finals
      • Top 10 Pitch before judges in semi-final rounds
      • All contestants will pitch live and be scored
      • Judges will be present to provide feedback
      • Top 3 move onto the HHBS event

    Each of these three classes are REQUIRED in order to be eligible to pitch during the event on Wednesday, August 22nd

    Cost:  GCA Members (and Joint Partners) – $99.00 Non-Members - $149

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

    Who should attend:

    • Entrepreneurs, business owners, government contractors interested in perfecting their pitch
    • Serious business owners who want the opportunity to pitch their business to the Veteran Affairs, Housing of Urban Development (HUD), General Services Administration (GSA), and 100 business attendees during our August 22 event
    • Any entrepreneur curious about government contracting & new opportunities
    • Members of GCA, NAONP, SBC, ABC, WID

    What you will experience:

    • ·         How to prepare an effective presentation for a Capability Briefing.
    • ·         How to turn your 20 minutes presentation into a compelling 3 – 5 minute pitch
    • ·         Constructive feedback from a select group of distinguished group of judges (comprised of politicians, established business owners, primes & agencies)
    • ·         The opportunity to pitch your business in front of key decision makers at Veteran Affairs, HUD, General Services Administration, and more!

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


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