Marketing

Customer service is the key to success for Al’s WiFi
Growth Stages, Marketing, Strategy

Customer service is the key to success for Al’s WiFi

Home is where the heart is, and increasingly the brain, too. Al Garcia’s small business, Al’s WiFi, creates “smart homes” for its clients using a carefully curated set of technologies that improves everyday living. Customers can easily control sound, lighting, temperature, shading, security and more from wherever they are. Technically […]

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 […]