And Another Thing About U.S Government Certifications…
Okay, I know we seem to keep bringing up the “certification” thing again… But really, we are apparently not talking it up enough. Of the dozens of potential clients we meet each week, a majority of them still are under utilizing this asset. That’s right. Understanding how to strategically use your mastery of selling your company in a space where you customarily might not have competitive equity, is a significant asset. In other words, being adequately certified, and knowing how to use your certifications.
We know it can be complicated. We know that it is not always feasible to have a person designated just to do applications with intense follow up. But you don’t have to defer the anxiety to “I’ll look at it tomorrow or over the weekend,” or “I’m not sure I qualify,” or “I’m not sure I really need it…” Get a preliminary assessment of whether the 8(a) program or GSA is right for you.
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Services and information portals for which you already pay taxes, supply you with volumes of information. Your Congressional Research Service reminds us that “The 8(a) Business Development Program—commonly known as the “8(a) Program”—provides participating small businesses with training, technical assistance, and contracting opportunities in the form of set-aside and sole-source awards.”
All you have to do is get credentialed to walk in through that door and present “I am certified ready!” Yes, it can seem to be a complicated process from some perspectives, and once you’ve attained it, optimizing your use of it is best applied with some coaching. That’s why we coach ‘effectively using certifications’ as an “asset.”
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