Olessia Smotrova-Taylor in OST's Bid & Proposal Academy Training Room

Lessons Learned From My Business Development Career – Part 2

This is the second part of my personal story that’s meant to share the most valuable lessons I have learned over more than 20 years in business development, from my earliest days as a foreign student from Uzbekistan struggling to find a job, to today, the CEO of my own government business development company. It Read More

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Veteran Apprenticeship Program to Become a Government Business Development Specialist

  Enroll in the OST Veteran Apprenticeship Program to Become a Government Business Development Specialist. Any federal contractor with educational benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can use VA funds to receive an official Department of Labor certification in Business Development. We offer Veterans a proven approach to build a career as a Read More

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Lessons Learned From My Business Development Career – Part 1

This is the first in a series of newsletters that will share my personal experiences in the career of business development, capture, and proposals, detailing the most valuable lessons I have learned over more than 20 years in the field. This is a bit of a long story, sharing the journey from my days as Read More