If you have a successful business and would like to expand into federal government contracting, SCORE is here to help. SCORE is America’s premier source of free, confidential small business advice. It was founded in 1964 as a nonprofit resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The Kitsap Branch of SCORE has volunteers who are experienced in government contracting. They are available to help you achieve your goals without charge. Our Subject Matter Experts have more than 29 years of government contracting experience.
They can help you get registered and certified to receive government contracts. They can assist you in understanding the pre-award requirements and steps you must take. When you have been awarded a contract, they can help you make sure you are meeting the contract’s requirements. And, at the end of the day, their goal is to help you get a great performance evaluation and more government contracts.
Meet our government contracting subject matter experts:
— Terry Homburg
— Paul Park
According to the most recent International Trade Association data available through the Small Business Administration, small businesses represent 97.7 percent of the U.S. firms that export goods to other countries. In fact, they account for over one-third of the United States’ known export value.
With business technology ever evolving, expanding our collaboration and communication capabilities, we can assume that more small business owners will want to seize opportunities to extend their customer base beyond U.S borders. With 96 percent of global consumers living outside of the United States (according to the U.S. Department of State), reaching a global market can fuel revenue growth and offer some protection against fluctuations in the U.S. domestic markets. Continue reading
by Kelly Deis of SoundPoint Consulting
As with many things in life – where we place our attention is what will change. But, if you try to focus on too many things at once, nothing gets done. The same is true for monitoring your business’ financial performance.
Monitor and focus your attention on those few key metrics that drive your business’ health through a dashboard tailored to your needs.
A good dashboard – often no more than one page, is a powerful visual of graphs and other data that provide a snapshot of the key components of your business. It monitors trends and tracks performance against goals, providing the ability to course-correct mid-year.
A customized monthly dashboard should focus on the key drivers of your business and help you quickly and easily assess the health and trajectory of your company. Here’s how: Continue reading