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Give Me 5 Federal Contracting Training Webinars

Give Me 5’s ongoing webinars and regional events bring you the most up-to-date and relevant information on the federal procurement marketplace. Registration for all courses is open to the general public at no charge.

Registering for any Give Me 5 Session gets you:
  • Access to the live webinars On-Demand!
  • Links to download the podcast, presentation, and all supplemental documents

Give Me 5: Transitioning Out of 8a - Make Teaming Your Business Culture

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

As a small business, your level of success is greatly dependent on your ability to team with other businesses. Register for this webinar to learn how to a recruit other businesses, both small and large, as a teaming partner.

Course Instructor: Barbara English, President, English Solutions
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Give Me 5: Special Unit – Construction

Wednesday * 2:00 Eastern / 1:00 Central / 11:00 Pacific

The Construction Industry offers tremendous opportunities and challenges for any business owner; but when your customer is the federal government, there is an extra layer of requirements that can either make or break your business. This Give Me 5 Special Unit on Construction helps you to organize your business, understand the rules/regulations, and assists you in becoming a highly successful Construction vendor for the Federal Government.

Course Instructors: Jennifer Horn, Partner, Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

Maria Panichelli, Associate, Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

Click here to register for: Defending Against Protests, 6/3/2015

Click here to register for: Negotiation Tactics for Women – Best Practices in Negotiating Sub Contracts, 6/24/2015

Give Me 5 and WAC: Time for Budgeting Indirect Rates

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 * 11:00 eastern / 10:00 central / 8:00 pacific

Budgets aren't just for the White House Budgeting indirect rates is a process that goes well beyond dumping last year’s data into an old Excel spreadsheet in order to “guesstimate” next year’s expenses. For the savvy government contractor, it’s an analytical process that looks at various aspects of your company’s historical and future points of view in order to remain competitive and profitable. Join us for a webinar presented by Aronson LLC’s that will provide valuable insight into how to develop budgeted indirect rates. Aisha Mian of Aronson's Government Contract Services Group will share practical advice for: Developing a budget that meets the company’s future and strategic goals Balancing profitability on existing contracts while proposing competitive indirect rates Best practices for preparing your budget package for submission to the government Fiscally responsible government contractors should prepare their Fiscal Year budgets for submission to the government by early January and it is never too soon to begin preparing. Whether you have time & materials, firm fixed price or cost reimbursement contracts, this informative webinar will provide both an overview of the requirements and practical tips for meeting them. Reserve your spot today!

Course Instructor: Aisha Mian, Managing Consultant, Government Contract Services Group, Aronson Company
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Give Me 5: Transitioning Out of 8a - The Essential Ingredient of All – Relationships!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

The majority of federal contracts are won based on relationships with other vendors and federal buyers. Register for this webinar to learn how to develop crucial relationships for success.

Course Instructor: Barbara English, President, English Solutions
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Give Me 5: Reverse Auctions: When Could They Drive Revenue For You!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

Federal reverse auctions are here to stay: Federal buyers like the sound of saving time and money. Now that high-profile federal reverse auction provider, FedBid, is back in full operation, it's a better time than ever to see where reverse auctions might fit in your strategy. Need to drive IDIQ or GSA Schedule revenue? Looking to build past performance? Targeting certain agencies?

Course Instructor: Judy Bradt, CEO, Summit Insights
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