09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
The Federal government is the largest buyer of goods and services in the world. Fiscal Year 2017, small businesses were awarded 105 Billion in contracts. This overview will provide an overview of SBA's set-aside programs such as WOSB, SDVOSB, HubZone and the 8(a) Business Development Program. Come learn how you can become a Federal contractor through GPI's 8 week Boot Camps.
08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
The purpose of the Business Ready course is to develop and understand basic business structure. Throughout the course you will learn the fundamental and essential business practices. Also, throughout the course you will be asked to complete certain tasks that will allow you to better understand business fundamentals and the basic structure of your business. This course is taught online and in a live class room setting, all sessions and resources are available through student’s online profile at www.gpiwin.com.
08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
The purpose of Government Ready Levels 3-4 has been designed to expose students on how the federal government contracts with small businesses. Throughout this course, students will be exposed to understanding Small Business Administration (SBA) Certification programs. Our instructors utilize various federal databases to demonstrate how to leverage those certifications when marketing to the federal government. Also, this course gives students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience on learning how to collaborate, build capacity, and determining what marketing materials are required when marketing to the federal government.
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
The purpose of Contract Ready Levels 5-6 has been designed for more advanced business owners already involved in government contracting and for those business owners who have completed the GPI’S Business Ready and/or Government Ready courses. Through our hands-on-approach you will learn how to build capacity in your business; create your capture management team; how to identify potential teaming partner and mentors; how to effectively respond to Sources Sought notices; how to review RFP's; what accounting systems are required when bidding on Federal contracts and much more. If you are currently certified in SBA’s 8(a) Business Development program and have not received any contracts, this course will show you where to find 8 (a) sole source contracts and how to market your business for those contracts. This course will provide a hands-on experience teaching students how to develop an elevator pitch and marketing materials, developing a six-month marketing strategy and much more.