Government contracting

Government contracting, Marketing, Networking, Operations

Interested in local government contracting? We have some tips for you

“You need to dream big. Do not box yourself in, do not think things are not possible, “ said Ed Haynes, of Haynes Security Services. “But you have to prepare yourself for success.” This successful Miami-Dade small business owner  prepared for the world of government contracting with the help of […]

Finance, Government contracting, Marketing, Strategy

Been there, done that: Small business owners share government contracting tips

It’s true that the government is still buying but does it need what you are selling? That is one of the first questions that small business owners who are interested in government contracting should ask themselves, says Orlando Espinosa, owner of Emineo Media, who recently hosted a webinar for Florida […]

Finance, Government contracting, Marketing

Applications now open for StartUP FIU Procurement incubator

This October, StartUP FIU Procurement graduated its first cohort, a group of 11 minority-led small businesses that service the construction industry. The small business incubator was born out of discussions about how information about FIU’s own contracting opportunities weren’t reaching minority-owned small businesses at the levels the university wanted. Turns […]

Finance, Government contracting, Marketing

For niche small businesses willing to work hard, government contracting can open doors

Find a niche where the barriers to entry aren’t too low, become an expert in it, perfect your customer service and then go out and win some lucrative contracts with the government. That’s Craig Waltzer’s formula for success, and it is working. Seven years ago, Waltzer founded GovComm, a boutique […]

Finance, Government contracting, Marketing, Networking

Doing business with local and state governments: the pros and cons

Many small businesses that have no experience contracting with government at any level often begin with the federal market. No so fast. Federal Government Contracting Officers will look for contractors that have past experience with either state or local government contracts, said Luis Batista, procurement specialist with  Florida PTAC at […]