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For years now, LinkedIn has been the most popular social media networking site for professionals, business owners and entrepreneurs. I personally have used LinkedIn in the past to locate, connect and build relationships with Angel Investors, future Business Partnerships, Clients, and yes... more
Channel that New Year energy boost into improving your business’s position in the government contracting marketplace!
If you are a newly minted construction contractor who wants to start bidding on California Public works projects, there are few things you need to know. Depending on whether you are bidding as a prime contractor (GC) or as a sub, there are definite protocols and procedures that come into play... more
This has been a wild year for all of us! I first want to highlight the extraordinary, creative, and persistent work of our clients. You successfully navigated an unexpected and unusual government contracting and business environment this year.
A Monthly Public Works Column By Ed Duarte, Construction & Public Works Specialist
Starting and running a business is a risky and brave venture. Even if you manage to master the day to day operations, there are no guarantees that your business will succeed.
Did you know that at the beginning of every fiscal year (Oct 1) federal agencies are required to publish a forecast of contracting opportunities?
As we continue to navigate the new normal in the COVID 19 environment, it is a good time to re-visit what’s changed and what remains the same as it relates to contracting with the government in the virtual world. If you have attended any of the recent virtual federal government events, you may... more
Since 2013, the Northern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center (Norcal PTAC) has assisted 1,774 small businesses obtain more than half a billion dollars in local, state, and federal government contracts.
By and large, prime contractors have a vested interest in establishing relationships and doing business with the small business community. So, it would seem to make sense that prime contractors would make it easy for small businesses to find a list of products and/or services they buy, and... more