Event Date: 3/16/2015 - 3/19/2015
Federal Contracting Expert, Gloria Larkin, will be speaking at the 2015 APTAC Spring Training Conference. She will be discussing the topic Why and How to Use Sources Sought Notices and RFIs as a Business Advantage.
Some say change is the only certainty in life. One thing is certain: Change happens all the time in government contracting. Budget cuts and government realignments trigger, in turn, new priorities, policies, and acquisition strategies. Keeping a hand on the pulse of every new emphasis in government is an important part of the job of the nation’s business community – and the people who give businesses advice about the pursuit of government contract opportunities. What do they need to know?
APTAC represents more than 95 procurement technical assistance centers (PTACs) across the country. Collectively, PTACs employ 600 procurement counselors who work with literally tens of thousands of businesses, providing them – daily – with insights and counseling on how to best identify, compete for, and win government contracts. The long-standing challenge for PTACs is to find ways to deliver more service, reach more business clients, and better contribute to their clients’ increased success. In order to succeed, PTAC counselors want and need up-to-the-minute information about changes in government regulations, policies and initiatives. If PTACs are to continue to contribute to the recovery of our nation’s economy, they must remain laser-focused on the imperatives of today’s public contracting.
Gloria Larkin is delighted to address this year’s APTAC Spring Training Conference.
About the speaker:
Gloria Larkin, President of TargetGov, is a nationally-recognized government contracting marketing and business development expert. She has been interviewed on MSNBC, and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today, INC Magazine, Entrepreneur Startups Magazine, and Government Executive magazine. Ms. Larkin serves as the Educational Foundation Chairman of the Board of Directors and is the past National Procurement Committee Co-Chair for Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), a non-partisan organization representing over 6,200,000 women nationwide.
She is the author of the book, “The Basic Guide to Government Contracting” (soft copy, Kindle) and “The Veterans Business Guide: How to Build a Successful Government Contracting Business” (soft copy, Kindle). She has spoken at international, national, regional and local conferences including recently University of Oxford Saïd Business School Power Shift Forum for Women in the World Economy, the Annual National Veteran’s Conference, and the OSDBU Procurement Conference regarding practical, bottom-line focused business development best practices. Ms. Larkin has received many accolades including: The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Women in Business Champion of Maryland, Enterprising Women Magazine’s Enterprising Women of the Year honoree, one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 2004, 2007 and 2010, and Maryland’s Top 100 Minority Business Enterprises in 2006 and 2008.
For more information contact Gloria at firstname.lastname@example.org.