Small Business Succes Tips-logo

Small Business Succes Tips

Business & Economics Podcasts >

More Information

Location:

United States

Language:

English


Episodes

Navy | Emily Harman | Episode 21

10/17/2018
More
Neil McDonnell interviews Emily Harman about developments in the Navy's Office of Small Business programs, how to develop strategic relationships with the 10 buying commands, developments in acquisition, federal contracting and subcontracting for HUBZone small businesses. Host Neil McDonnell of SV Mac Pack, Inc. and founder of the HUBZone Chamber of Commerce interviews government and small business experts who generously offer useful tips and insights for HUBZone Chamber members. Discover...

Duration:00:34:23

USAF | Valerie Muck | Episode 20

8/24/2018
More
In this episode, Neil McDonnell interviews Valerie L. Muck, US Air Force Small Business Programs Director about the US Air Force Office of Small Business programs, how to develop strategic relationships with small business specialists, new developments in acquisition, subcontracting strategies and how companies must proactively convey how they can further the Air Force's mission. Participation of guest or views expressed do not constitute an endorsement of any kind. Host Neil McDonnell of...

Duration:00:31:49

GovCon Expert | Mark Amtower | Episode 19

8/24/2018
More
In this episode, Neil McDonnell interviews Mark Amtower (Amtower & Company) one of the foremost government contracting consultants advising companies on how to grow and succeed in the federal government market. In this podcast, Amtower provides powerful tips for defining your business niche, highlighting differentiation, building strategic relationships, conducting effective research, and using social media and networks. Host Neil McDonnell of SV Mac Pack, Inc. and founder of the HUBZone...

Duration:00:29:55

Dept of Energy | Lani MacRae | Episode 18

8/24/2018
More
In this episode, Neil McDonnell interviews Department of Energy Small Business Program Manager Lani MacRae who offers specific tips and advice to help small businesses develop capability statements that grab the attention of contracting officers. Participation of guest or views expressed do not constitute an endorsement of any kind. Host Neil McDonnell of SV Mac Pack, Inc. and founder of the HUBZone Chamber of Commerce interviews government and small business experts who generously offer...

Duration:00:32:41

GSA Region 7 | Albert Garza | Episode 17

6/24/2018
More
Albert Garza, GSA Region 7 (Ft Worth, TX) offers valuable tips for how small businesses connect with business specialists, maximizing the benefits of outreach events, 'doing the contracting officer homework for them!' The Small Business Success Tips podcast is hosted by Neil McDonnell, Founder & Chair of the HUBZone Chamber of Commerce, President of SV Mac Pack, Inc., a Veteran-Owned, HUBZone certified firm. Neil is a small business mentor, coach and trainer committed to helping small...

Duration:00:34:42

SBA Area 5 | Brent Owens | Episode 16

6/24/2018
More
In this episode, Neil McDonnell interviews Brent Owens, SBA Procurement Center Representative based at Hill Air Force Base in Utah supporting agencies spread across three states. Brent Owens (Hill Air Force Base) discusses purchasing trends for Air Force bases, regional training for small business and contracting officers, market research and the SBA's All Small Business Mentor-Protégé program. The Small Business Success Tips podcast is hosted by Neil McDonnell, Founder & Chair of the...

Duration:00:32:33

USDA-FSA | Alan Oakes | Episode 15

6/24/2018
More
Alan Oakes offers perspective on the contract review process within USDA-FAM and how to seek small business opportunities within the agency. The Small Business Success Tips podcast is hosted by Neil McDonnell, Founder & Chair of the HUBZone Chamber of Commerce, President of SV Mac Pack, Inc., a Veteran-Owned, HUBZone certified firm specializing in training, scanning and records management. Neil is a small business mentor, coach and trainer that is committed to helping small businesses...

Duration:00:43:58

SBA Area 3 | Gary Heard | Episode 14

6/14/2018
More
Dr Gary Heard, SBA, PCR Area III (Alabama) Dr. Gary Heard offers insights to SBA’s Certificates of Competency, CASL (Army’s Competition Advocates Shopping List), contracting officer review process and key prep required from small businesses.

Duration:00:27:45

SBA Area 5 | Sally Walton | Episode 13

6/14/2018
More
SBA | Area V | Sally Walton Sally Walton (Albuquerque) offers powerful small business contracting strategies, clarifies the scope of agencies, and demystifies important regulations and limitations of sub-contracting for small business set asides.

Duration:00:30:48

SBA Area 3 | Ken Silvia | Episode 12

6/14/2018
More
SBA | Area III | Ken Silvia Kenneth Silvia (Savannah), area wide PCR and CMR, provides insights on how contracting officers review market research, and offers specific technical suggestions and strategies for small business contractors

Duration:00:30:26

SBA Area 4 | Phil MacLean | Episode 10

6/14/2018
More
SBA | Area IV | Phil MacLean Phil MacLean (OH) discusses important differences between OSDBUs, Small Business Specialists, and PCRs; procurement review; agency points of contact; researching historical awards, internal source lists, and subcontracting listings

Duration:00:28:27

SBA Area 5 | Randy Marchiafava | Episode 9

6/14/2018
More
SBA | Area V | Randy Marchiafava Randy Marchiafava (New Orleans) discusses the many roles of PCRs, strategic approaches to government contracting, the power of FedBizOpps, and some lesser known SBA resources.

Duration:00:33:24

DAEDF | Lyle Roggow | Episode 8

6/14/2018
More
DAEDF | Lyle Roggow Lyle Roggow (OK) discusses the critical support regional economic development organizations provide growing businesses including incubators and pivotal resources to help local entrepreneurs become successful.

Duration:00:31:26

SHR Consulting | Rob Sanchious | Small Business Success Tips | Episode 7

3/8/2018
More
Our guest in this episode is Rob Sanchious, the Founder and CEO of SHR Consulting Group. SHR, an 8(a) certified small business formed in 2012, supports many key federal agencies (primarily the DoD) as well as customers outside the federal space. Rob comes from a technical background, like many of us, and worked at CSC as an Engineer immediately prior to starting SHR. Under his leadership, SHR has grown significantly as recognized by his company being listed in the number three spot of the...

Duration:00:29:36

DHS | Kevin Boshears | Small Business Success Tips | Episode 6

2/25/2018
More
Our guest in this episode is Kevin Boshears from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He has served in various roles in his career such as Contracting Officer, Procurement Analyst, and OSDBU Director. Before becoming the Director of DHS's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization in 2003, he served as the OSDBU Director for Treasury. Kevin is a strong advocate of the contribution small businesses can make within the federal government, not only in his role at DHS, but...

Duration:00:37:46

SBA Area 3 | Tom Rogers | Small Business Success Tips | Episode 5

2/8/2018
More
Our guest in this episode is Tom Rogers, a Procurement Center Representative with the US Small Business Administration. He is well qualified to talk with us today, but also has walked a bit in our shoes. Prior to joining the SBA, Tom worked as a Procurement Analyst with the Army Corps of Engineers and as a Contracting Specialist with the Army Contracting Command. Before getting into acquisition he served as a program manager, a faculty member in two higher-ED organizations, and as a...

Duration:00:33:39

SBA Area 3 | Joyce Thurmond | Small Business Success Tips | Episode 4

1/25/2018
More
Our guest in this episode is Joyce Thurmond from the Small Business Administration. She’s out of Atlanta, serving as the Area 3 Director. Joyce wears many hats, and one is as a Procurement Center Representative which basically is “An Advocate” and “A Resource” of small businesses within the federal government. While Joyce does have broad knowledge, her primary activities are in support of the CDC, Interior, Dobbins AFRC, GSA in Atlanta, and the VA Medical Center located in Decatur GA....

Duration:00:34:38

USMC Base Quantico | Mae Mathieu | Small Business Success Tips | Episode 3

1/18/2018
More
Our guest in this episode is Mae Mathieu, the Deputy for Small Business Programs with the Marine Corps for base Quantico. She has been supporting small businesses throughout her career and has extensive knowledge about what works and does not work. She shares some thoughts on how the Marine Corps is different from other customers you might sell to, and why you'll only become successful when you understand and embrace that difference. Mae also shares her thoughts on two key outreach tools,...

Duration:00:30:50

Department of Education | Janet Scott | Small Business Success Tips | Episode 2

1/11/2018
More
Our guest in this episode is Janet Scott, the Director of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization at the Department of Education. If we were hoping for someone with long and relevant experience to talk about doing business with the Department of Education, Janet delivers that solidly. She has served in the Department her entire career, and before becoming the OSDBU Director, she served as a contracting officer in various capacities. Thursday at 7:00 AM EST - new episodes...

Duration:00:27:53