THE AMERICAN SMALL BUSINESS COALITION (sm) gives entrepreneurs and
companies much needed technical assistance, mentoring and training to
enhance their level of competitiveness in doing business with Federal
Government agencies and Government Prime Contractors.
(PRWEB) August 9, 2004 -- There is new ally for Small Businesses.
An ally they can turn to as they solicit the U.S. Government for business opportunities.
This ally will explain the acronyms, jargon and rules of conduct to them, which are so important to understand in this market.
This ally will treat them fairly and with respect and share the benefits of experience and knowledge with them.
This new ally is The American Small Business Coalition (sm) a
privately funded, membership-based advocacy organization providing
technical assistance, mentoring and training to Small Businesses
working with the Government, as well as those just starting out. We
help companies to professionally engage U.S. Government agencies and
the Prime Contractors that support the Government.
Business Memberships range from $250 to $600 per year and vary
in price based on the size of the company (number of employees) and if
the assistance is focused on the Government, or Prime Contractors and
The basis of the membership is focused and ongoing networking
and marketing of Member Companies. Members are given access to
discussion groups and other live and automated resources to help them
in the normal course of doing business. When a more specialized
resource is needed, such as a Proposal Writer, these services are
available to the Members at reasonable rates.
“The idea is to make these services attainable and effective
for Small Business,” says Guy Timberlake, Vice President and Co-Founder
of The ASBC. “If a company cannot access professional services and
knowledge resources in order to enhance their ability to compete, their
chances for success are extremely limited.”
The ASBC has compiled a team of experienced professionals who
bring a plethora of experience and skill from Government and Industry.
Former Contracting Officers and Small Business Specialists are teamed
up with career Sales, Business Development, Project Management and
Operations professionals in order to deliver the full life-cycle of
services needed to plan, start and manage a company that operates in
the Government sector.
Current partnerships include private, non-profit and public
organizations that address subsets of the overall membership
demographic. In order to be a Member of The ASBC, a company need only
qualify as a Small Business according to the Small Business
Administration (SBA) guidelines and the North American Industry
Classification System (NAICS) size standards. Current Member Companies
are Small, Small Disadvantaged, Woman-owned, Veteran and Service
Disabled Veteran-owned, 8(a) Certified, HUB Zone, Alaskan-Native and
combinations of those and others.
The American Small Business Coalition (sm) already has success
stories to share. If you would like to find out more, call or visit the
website at www.theasbc.com.
Two other groups are the focus of The ASBC mission as well.
The U.S. Government and the Large Businesses that support the
Government are also of significant interest. Government Small Business
Offices (OSDBU’s and SADBU’s) and Vendor Supplier Diversity Programs
receive supplemental services to support their Small Business
Initiatives at no cost.
For more information, call Guy Timberlake at The American Small Business Coalition.