isiFederal CEO David Lowe‘s upcoming digital handbook “Going for Gold: Winning Business with the Government” is a brief guide to the ins and outs of federal business that condenses years’ worth of federal contracting knowledge into a short booklet–perfect to read between meetings, so you can get you up to speed on how things really work in the federal market while you plan your next business move.
“The government wants companies who understand their internal processes and have experience in the way that their agency operates. So…you can’t win because you have no experience and you can’t get experience because you can’t win.
Welcome to the federal contracting world.” –excerpt
Slated for release via the isiFederal website on March 14 2014 and written with the small- and medium-business owner in mind, the handbook begins by providing an overview of the federal procurement process. It busts commonly held myths–no, the government is not just looking for the lowest price in the market–and also doles out a dose of reality: as many as 90% of federal contractors (including 80% of GSA Schedule holders) fail because they make crucial business process mistakes that cost them heavily in the long-run.
This should be alarming news for any American, since a New York Times article revealed that 94% of large-scale federal IT projects in the past 10 years failed at the expense of taxpayers, but for a federal contractor it also means the difference between banking a million dollars–or filing for bankruptcy.
You know, sometimes something just flat works and this past month I was involved in two of the best webinars ever…
The first was a super smash with Mr. Breakthrough Umar Hameed where we dove into what inhibits our federal sales concentrating on our belief structure and what we unknowingly project to our prospects. I love this stuff because it deals with our thinking and how government worker stereotypes (like the DMV workers) infect our ability to build and maintain rapport.
Driving GSA Sales – February 2013
The second was with Driving GSA Sales webinar series where we revealed some of our secret sauce – Executive and Procurement Briefings. The success of this process often results in new opportunities and getting in BEFORE it hits the street – and maybe even keep it from hitting the street at all!
How To Go Federal – February 2012
Come and join the fun!
- Reaching Key Decision Makers
- Building Rapport
- Delivering Your Value Proposition
- Influencing the Scope
For GSA Schedule holders (every 3rd Tuesday at 11am EST)
Driving GSA Sales 2013
For Everyone (Every 2nd Tuesday at 11am EST)
How To Go Federal Webinar Series
CapturePlanning.com features Dave Lowe, CEO of isiFederal in webinar discussing “Getting Ahead Of The RFP”. Slides are available at http://proplibrary.com/files/file/22-webinar-slides-getting-ahead-of-the-rfp/
Influencing The Scope
Influencing the Grading
Positioning Your Company with the RIGHT People – People That Buy.
This session examined the buyers, especially contracting officers that are so important this time of year. Understand their importance, how they make decisions, their buying motives and what they need from you so you can win. Look at your market and the resources you need to be able to effectively reach key decision makers so they remember you when the time comes to purchase products or services that you sell.