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A Case of Mistaken Identity. Helping Our Members Identify, Qualify, Pursue and Win B2G Biz is Why We're Here!

Posted By Guy Timberlake, The American Small Business Coalition, LLC, Saturday, July 17, 2010
Updated: Sunday, July 25, 2010
A Case of Mistaken Identity.
Helping Our Members Identify, Qualify, Pursue and Win B2G Biz is Why We're Here!

The other day I received a call from a reporter who wanted to interview me about how The American Small Business Coalition advocates on behalf of small and minority businesses to change policy that impacts government contracting rules.


Now the gentleman was not from one of our usual industry pub's, so after explaining we are a membership organization helping Industry better understand how business is done in the government sector and that we host a community of resources to help small, medium and large companies leverage information and relationships to identify and capture direct and subcontract business opportunities,  I declined the interview and referred him to another organization  that does take on legislative and policy issues.

Seriously, can you imagine me in the hallowed halls doing serious testimony? I would have to invoke the spirit of my grandfather  Rev. Dr. George Murray Thompson, Sr. (the Southern Baptist Minister from Richmond, VA) just to get myself through a session with the House or Senate or that of my great-great uncle, George Washington Murray, a U.S. Congressman from South Carolina who represented their 7th district in the late 1800's.


Maggie and I (and now my new boss,  Pem!) are very content working with our staff and volunteers to create situations like the one that occurred at last week's Washington Breakfast Club where a business opportunity was announced by our guests from the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Guests introduce themselves at last week's Washington Breakfast Club at the Tower Club which was themed as the "DIA Small Business Roundtable" and featured Sherry Baldwin (Dir. Office of Small Business Programs) and Don Camden (DIA SITE Contracting Officer).
WBC DIA SB Roundtable
Or the other opportunity that popped up last week (courtesy of a referral from a Member) that has resulted in six other Members (five small business and one mid-tier) now being engaged by another mid-tier company to pursue a limited competition opportunity with a federal agency.

It doesn't stop there.

One of our CORE Small Business Members who is part of a team currently taking down Navy work, just opened the door for a few other CORE Small Business Members to get a piece of the action. In fact, if you are a CORE Small Business Member reading this and the terms TFMS and TMMCA resonate with you, click here to view and respond to the opportunity right now!

That's how we roll.


Guy Timberlake
Chief Visionary and CEO

"The person who says it cannot be done
should not interrupt the person doing it."

Identify, Qualify, Pursue and Capture B2G Business Opportunities.

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