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Finding Investors

If you’re like me, you’re a service provider (e.g., a freelance writer or editor), and investors are not something you necessarily need in your business mix. However, if you’re part of a team that’s starting a business that requires infrastructure, … Continue reading

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Identifying Opportunities as a Small Business Owner

The lunch session of the Space Foundation’s small business (SB) workshop comprised quick talks by a couple of folks who know the space business in Florida. Mind you, this will not apply to all of you, but I will endeavor … Continue reading

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Friend, Foe, or Both? Life in the Government Contracting World

One thing that struck me as curious when I started working for a defense contractor was how other companies could be competitors on some proposals and partner (prime or sub) contractors on others. I’ll try to explain why this happens … Continue reading

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Writing for Government Agencies in a Partisan Political Environment

When political passions get heated in a free society, individuals writing for government agencies can find the mere act of posting information challenging. While I’ll provide examples below, the short version of my advice is: “Write what the party/person in … Continue reading

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Doing Effective Business Development Research in FedBizOpps

One thing proposal writers in the government contracting sector between proposals is search for new business development opportunities. One of the key tools in this search is FedBizOpps (also fbo.gov, short for Federal Business Opportunities). This search engine helps companies … Continue reading

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