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 Greetings From the Founders!

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Simplified Acquisitions Growth Engine™ (SAGE™)
for Government Contractors - Spring 2017 Edition is Now Live!

Maggie and I are VERY excited today because earlier this morning we switched on access to Phase 1 EDUCATE content for the first participants of the Simplified Acquisitions Growth Engine™ for Government Contractors

Here's what this means. This group now has access to interactive self-paced and facilitated information in our electronic classroom accessible 24/7 via web browser and mobile app. This information, the culmination of 30 years of hands-on experience by the instructor and collectively many more years when counting the contributions of other Government and Industry though-leaders, will provide cohort members information-in-context along with relevant tactics, tools and resources so they are empowered to be as competitive as possible in federal contracting.

Interested? Enroll today in the SAGE™ Summer 2017 session that begins July 10, 2017. You'll have access to Education & Training member benefits before and during the SAGE™ program activities.

Peace and Have a Great Week!

Guy and Maggie Timberlake, Founders

The updates to the right are a peek at what's happening with our events, membership, education and advisory programs!

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Government Contractor? Feed Your Body and Your Mind at BoB™!

Good information and relationships are keys to growth in government contracting, and we've hosted Business Over Breakfast™ since 2004 for that very reason. If you lead or work for a small government contracting organization and want to have a good meal to start your day, leverage practical insights from practitioners and thought-leaders and participate in substantive discussions that will contribute to your company's success, consider this your invitation. We're at the Silver Diner in McLean, VA every Wednesday at 7:30AM!

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Here's Where (Else) You Can Find Guy Timberlake!

Where Else Can You Find Guy Timberlake?

That is, where can you find him when he's not hard at work hosting 10+ events each month produced by his organization, The American Small Business Coalition? Take a look!

While he may not be the 'road warrior' he was when he worked for and led small companies pursuing opportunities with Uncle Sam, he still manages to get around on the traditional and digital highways by participating in more than 30 events hosted by other great organizations like these:
    • Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
    • Native American Contractors Association (NACA)
    • International Stability Operations Association (ISOA)
    • Association of Procurement and Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC)
    • Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS)
    • District of Columbia (DC) Procurement Technical Assistance Program
    • Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Program
    • Nebraska Procurement Technical Assistance Center
    • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Emerging Leaders
    • HUBZone Council
    • U.S. Treasury, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OCC OMWI)
    • U.S. Department of Energy
    • Govology
    • Defense Intelligence Agency
    • U.S. Department of State, Overseas Buildings Operations
    • Social Security Administration
    • Northern Virginia Technology Council
    • and more!
Calendar year 2017 is already set to be a banner year for travel-based appearances! San Diego, St. Louis, Kansas City, Anchorage, Des Moines, Omaha, Dallas, and we hear chatter about a North Dakota trip, too! So, if you're really trying to connect with the 'Go-To-Guy' check out the list below as we plan to keep it updated throughout the year. We'll also announce updates through our social media accounts (Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook) using the hashtag #GoToGuy. NOTE: All times Eastern Time (ET) unless otherwise noted.

January 2017

Tuesday, January 31 - Thursday, February 2, 2017 Private Strategy Development Retreat | San Diego

March 2017

Wednesday, March 1 and Thursday, March 2, 2017  14th Annual Alaska DBE & Subcontractor's Conference | Anchorage
TOPICS: 5 Tips to Quickly Improve How You Find and Wing Government Contracts (and Subcontracts)! and 5 Simple Ways to Increase Your Company's Visibility in Government Contracting 

Thursday, March 9 2017 CSRA HUBZone Focus Day | Falls Church, VA  
TOPIC: 'HUBZone Set-Aside, Sole Source or Bust? (How Agency Dollars Are Getting to HUBZone Small
 Businesses, or Not.
Hosted by: CSRA Supplier Diversity Office

Tuesday, March 20 - Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Private Training & Strategy Development | St. Louis

April 2017

Wednesday, April 5 - Friday, April 7, 2017 Private Training & Strategy Development | St. Louis

May 2017 

Thursday, May 18 2017 (9:00AM Central Time) 16th Annual DOE Small Business Forum & Expo | Kansas City, MO
TOPIC: 'How to Achieve an Information Advantage in Government Contracting!' This session will provide both neophytes and industry veterans essential information they can use to increase the accuracy and efficiency of marketing, business development and capture activities.

Thursday, May 25 2017 (10:00AM) Prince Georges County Business Development Reserve Program Workshop| Hyattsville, MD 
TOPIC: 'What You Don't Know (About Codes and Contracts) Can Hurt You!' This session will help participants save time and money by providing them knowledge-in-context about procurement classifications and contract types used by federal agencies.
Hosted by: Prince Georges County Government and CMT Services

Wednesday, May 29 - Friday, June 2, 2017 ANVCA 9th Annual Meeting & Conference | Anchorage
TOPICS: 5 Tips to Quickly Improve Business Opportunities for Alaska Native Corporations
Hosted by: Alaska Native Village Corporation Association and Native American Contractors Association

June 2017

Wednesday, June 7 2017 (9:00AM to 4:00PM) DC SBDC Business Summit  | Washington, DC
TOPIC: '15 Reasons Simplified Acquisitions Should Be In Small Business Pipelines!The title says it all! If you're doing business with Uncle Sam (or trying to) and don't know about these streamlined purchases that account for billions in goods and services buys primarily from small business concerns, then sit back and listen up! 

August 2017

Tuesday, August 1 - Friday, August 4, 2017 NADC 2017 Economic and Procurement Conference | Billings
Hosted by: Native American Development Corporation

Wednesday, August 9 - Friday, August 11, 2017 CIRAS Annual GovCon Conference | Des Moines
Hosted by: Iowa State University/CIRAS

Wednesday, August 30 - Thursday, August 31, 2017 11th Annual Indian Country Business Summit 2017 | Norman, OK 
TOPIC: Mining for Gold in FPDS-NG (Blended Learning Session)
Hosted by:
 Tribal Government Institute and Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network

November 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017 NBDC Third Annual Meet the Buyers Conference | Omaha
Hosted by: Nebraska Business Development Center

"I learned information critical to my success in government contracting that I wasn't even aware I didn't know and found the experience extremely valuable."

- Participant Survey Response Competitive Intelligence (CI) Bootcamp™ LITE, Clive Iowa - August 2016

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