Our program is broken into (3) Modules 8 Weekly (1) Hour online sessions geared toward helping business owners and aspiring business owners understand the federal contracting world while building an environment of collaboration. We offer our training both as a self-pace platform or with a live instructor. Our classroom style approach engages the students in real life contracting situations while simultaneously allowing them to gleam from the instructor’s expertise and experiences. GPI prides itself on our hands-on approach with our students, from approval of their business names to ensuring their information is properly registered in the Federal governments’ databases. Listed below are highlights of topics covered during our robust program.
Business Ready Part 1

  •  Identify your starting point (What are your strengths)
  • Understand the difference in LLC, C-Corp, S-Corps, and Non-Profit Organization and how they affect your business in commercial and government business
  • Understanding the Steps Requires to Building a Successful Business
  • Understanding the Importance of Your Business Name
  • Obtaining your Business License and Registering Your Business with the State (Secretary of State, EIN number, and Dun N Bradstreet)
  • Identifying your NAICS codes
  • SAM.gov registration overview

Government Ready Part 2

  • Understanding SBA programs and your small business
  • Leveraging SBA Certifications (WOSB, SDVOSB, 8a, and HUBZone)
  • Developing an Effective Capability Statement and Website
  •  Creating a comprehensive outline for responding to notices from the federal government
  • Learning the roles of the CO, COR, COTR, and other representatives
  •  Hands-on Real-World Exercises on Responding to Federal Opportunities
  •  Role Playing when marketing to the Government Buyer
  • Identifying 8a Sole Source Contracts- No completion for contracts up to $4 million dollars

Contract Ready Part 3

  • Interactive classes that are geared toward understanding the processes of responding to procurements
  •  Developing an effective “elevator pitch” for the government and why it is important
  • How to collaborate for the best results
  • Developing a Strategic Marketing Plan
  • Overview of government accounting systems
  •  The Benefits of Joint Venturing and the Mentor Protégé Program
  •  Responding to RFP’s and RFQ’s
  • Cost Proposals and Pricing
  • Contract Management