In this course, you will learn fundamental and essential business practices to fulfill Government Contracts. Also, throughout the course, you will be asked to complete certain tasks that will enable you to better understand business fundamentals and the basic structure of your business. This course is taught online and in a live classroom setting; all sessions and resources are available through Google Classroom.
How do I register for the class?
The class is 24 weeks long and consists of three modules; Business Ready, Government Ready, and Contract Ready.
What will be covered in the Business Ready Module?
The purpose of the Business Ready module is to understand and develop basic business structure. Throughout the course you will learn fundamental and essential business practices. Also, throughout the course you will be asked to complete certain tasks that will enable you to better understand business fundamentals and the basic structure of your business. This course is taught online and in a live classroom setting; all sessions and resources are available through the student's online profile.
What will be covered in the Government Ready Module?
The purpose of the Government Ready module is 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 determine what marketing materials are required when marketing to the federal government.
What will be covered in the Contract Ready Module?
The purpose of Contract Ready 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 partners 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 hands-on experience teaching students how to develop an elevator pitch and marketing materials, developing a six-month marketing strategy, and much more.
Why should I register my business in GPI’s Business Profile Database?
The GPI Business Profile Database gives you access to a large number of different businesses that you can connect with. This feature allows you to gain insight and a multitude of businesses within the GPI network.
How much time should I spend studying and preparing outside of the training program?
You can expect to spend at least 2 hours outside of the training program.
How much does the course cost?
The Total Cost for the 24 weeks of training On-Demand Self-Paced - $1,497 *additional person per business $700 (maximum 3 ppl). The Total Cost for the 24 weeks of training (Live Instructor) - $1,997 *additional person per business $1,000 (maximum 3 ppl).
What is the difference between the Live and Self-paced courses?
The live course is a session that meets every week via Zoom. The self-paced course has a pre-recorded session for each of the modules and meets twice every month.
Will I be able to see myself in the people section of Google Classroom?
When you are added to the Google Classroom you will not be able to see your username because you are already registered and have access to the classroom. You will see all members of the classroom except yourself.
What will I learn in this course?
In this course, you will learn how to understand government language, understand government processes, how to determine what certifications are required, and how to complete applications for certifications and the required supporting documentation. As well as a number of different tools and resources that will ensure success.