National Business Development Expert Gloria Larkin is a Featured Speaker at American Express OPEN for Government Contracting: Summit for Success

Washington DC Event Smashes Barriers for Businesses in the Federal Government Marketplace.

Linthicum Heights, MD. — June 6, 2017 – TargetGov announces that its CEO and Founder, Gloria Larkin is presenting “Telling Your Business Story: Building Standout Capability Statements and Pitches” at the American Express OPEN for Government Contracting: Summit for Success on June 15, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC. This one-day event covers topics such as how to market businesses, as well as new rules and regulations that affect businesses in today’s changing business environment.

“We have helped businesses win over $4 billion in federal contracts in the last six years and every one of those contracts started with either a person to person meeting or a targeted capability statement” says Ms. Larkin. “This market has changed and even experienced business people do not know how to present themselves in a way that decision-makers find compelling. This session addresses how to be the perfect match.”

Ms. Larkin is joined by Jared Weiss, a speaker, story-teller and founder of Overture where he works with people and brands in pursuit of the simplest and most inspiring words to describe who they are and what they do. Their joint session will teach businesses how to set themselves apart with powerful capability statements and memorable elevator pitches.

This session is one of four break-out session times each with three presentations. There are also Meet the Mentor roundtables, networking opportunities, contract connections meetings and keynote speakers. This nationally attended event is a must-attend for businesses in growth mode.

About American Express OPEN:
The American Express OPEN for Government Contracting program provides free events, resources, mentoring and networking opportunities to help small and mid-sized businesses get the insight and experience they need to do business with the world’s largest customer: the U.S. government. For more information, click here.

About TargetGov:
TargetGov is celebrating its 20th year as a nationally-recognized consulting firm providing national support, consulting and training for federal government procurement related business development and marketing services. In just the last five years, TargetGov’s proprietary FAST™ Process clients have won over $4 billion in federal contracts. Visit for additional information.

About Gloria Larkin:
Gloria Larkin, Founder and CEO 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 Start-ups Magazine, and Government Executive magazine.

Gloria Larkin serves as the Educational Foundation Chair Emeritus 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” and “The Veterans Business Guide: How to Build a Successful Government Contracting Business” now in its fourth printing. She has received numerous accolades including: The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Women in Business Champion for Maryland 2010, Enterprising Women magazine’s 2010 Enterprising Women of the Year honoree, one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 2010, 2007 and 2004, and Maryland’s Top 100 Minority Business Enterprises in 2008 and 2006.

About Jared Matthew Weiss:
Jared Matthew Weiss is known for making complex ideas simple, long sentences short, and challenging experiences easy. As a speaker and storyteller, he uses these powers to help people and brands in pursuit of the simplest and most inspiring words to describe who they are and what they do.
Jared believe that everyone has a Super/Human story. Super meaning capable, talented, and accomplished. Human meaning accessible, grateful, and inspired. He uses this simple framework to help people build their personal brands.

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