Even amidst pressures to reduce deficits, the U.S. government remains the world’s largest single purchaser of goods and services with federal contract spending amounting to just over $535 billion in fiscal year 2011. And as of late, the government has placed a greater emphasis on increasing small business contracting.
To help business owners achieve their contracting goals, American Express OPEN and Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) are offering a free web tutorial on Wednesday, March 7. This educational webinar is part of Give Me 5, a national program created by American Express OPEN and WIPP to help women business owners get a leg up on selling to the world’s largest customer: the U.S. government.
In this one-hour session, Doña Storey, the American Express OPEN Advisor on Procurement, will help business owners learn how to determine whether or not the federal government buys the products or services they offer. Historically, Uncle Sam procures everything from office furniture and airplanes to janitorial work, computer repair services and even kitty litter! Business owners will learn the who, what, where and how of the buy-sell cycle of the federal government, which is key in the “go-to-market strategy” to land the world’s biggest customer.
Additional Information can be found below:
Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Time: 3 PM ET/12 PM PT
Business owners who are interested in participating can register here.