3 Ways to Become a Better Federal Proposal Writer

Invest in Your Business Development Education

As a business owner, we know you recognize that you are ultimately responsible for achieving excellence in business development, which requires constant honing your skills. Proposal professionals must constantly look for new training and professional challenges. You must document your accomplishments, and build your resume to produce greater results and increase compensation and freedom. You Read More

Competitor Analysis with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests are a critical element of business development and capture. This is how you learn about a pursuit’s history and your competition. The problem is – FOIA requests are tricky:
They take forever to obtain – so someone needs to carefully track them and follow up relentlessly to get any results – sometimes taking months and rendering your requests useless for your capture effort.

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Using White Papers and Point Papers to Gain More Federal Business

We’re continuing along with the question, “What should you have in your business developer’s toolkit?” In addition to a capability statement and unsolicited proposals, you should also have white papers and point papers. A white paper is a thorough report that presents a problem and proposed solution persuasively and with authority. A point paper is Read More

3 Ways to Become a Better Federal Proposal Writer

Master Getting Government Sole Source Awards to Make Life Easier for You and Your Federal Customers

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” The Art of War by Sun Tzu When we talk about the goals of federal business development and capture management at our Bid & Proposal Academy training courses, we pragmatically reduce them to only five: Identify opportunities to bid on Eliminate competition Reduce Read More

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Use Pipeline Criteria to Find the Best Federal Contracting Opportunities

The government has an annual goal to award 23% of all eligible prime contracts to small businesses. This is good news because that means you have a lot of opportunities. The bad news is that you don’t have the time to filter through each opportunity properly to qualify it. The best way to expedite finding Read More