Our Members Identify, Qualify, Pursue and Win B2G Biz is Why We're
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
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-grandfather, George Washington Murray, a U.S. Congressman from
South Carolina who represented their 7th district in the late 1800's.
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.
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
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.