All posts by Cindy Gaddis

Better Vets Summit: Help the Vet

The Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks and the Arkansas Small Business Association (SBA) partnered to host the 7th Annual Northwest Arkansas (NWA) Better Vets Community Summit.  This annual military veteran-centric event focuses on providing veterans with resources across the region, with an emphasis on suicide awareness, employment, and small business resources. Caroline Dotson, the... Read More

CPARS and How They Impact Your Bid 

“The greatest predictor of the future is the past.”     While the original source of this pithy observation is unknown, it remains true, most especially in government contracting. A company’s past performance rating may be the single greatest determining factor in the next bid’s win or loss.  The Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) is one of the most critical, and... Read More

HUBZone Small Business Summit – In Short 

Thanks to the HUBZone Contractors National Council for the invitation to present “CPARS and Open Ratings:  How they impact your current bid” at this year’s HUBZone Small Business Summit. Although it was my first time to present at this event, it’s clear this organization, the Small Business Administration (SBA), and large business alike are focused on and dedicated to the growth and future... Read More