If you own a small business you know that you face certain challenges when looking to do business in the public sector. Challenges such as competing with other companies, tight budgets, and having a small or nonexistent staff can make expansion seem a bit overwhelming. You know that your company has so much to offer, but you may have trouble showing this to the rest of the world. So how do you demonstrate this when competing against so many other businesses? Here are a few tips to help you stand out when competing for a bid, and helping your company grow.
In the day to day responsibilities of your job, it can be hard to find the time to market yourself. When competing with companies that have large budgets for marketing, it can be easy to get discouraged. Remember that the little things count, and there are lots of things you can do to stand out. Don’t underestimate the power of social media in today’s world. The professionals behind government bids are still people and thus can be reached through your social media outlets. LinkedIn is an ideal place to connect and network, increasing your marketing efforts. Stand out as an authority in your field by sharing insightful articles your read and writing posts that demonstrate your skills.
There are numerous outlets for small businesses to get the training and certification they need to stand out. The US Small Business Administration can be a great place to start. Depending on your industry, having the right training and certification can be instrumental in your success. There are trainings geared specifically towards businesses looking to bid on government contracts. Learn what you need to do to make this happen.
Sometimes your business needs a little extra help to make your proposal the best it can be. Look into using ProposalHelper to ensure your proposal meets all requirements, giving you a more robust proposal to submit. Take advantage of Spend Analytics which aggregates local, state and federal government spending data from thousands of U.S. municipalities, agencies, and institutions across the nation to enable agencies and vendors to make better procurement decisions.
It’s sometimes difficult to keep track of all the bid opportunities out there, finding the best one for your company. With the BidSync Links PLUS, you’ll be in the loop for bids coming through. Keeping up to date on the latest bid opportunities will give you more chances for success.
Small businesses can stand out from other companies, even in competitive markets. Taking the initiative to set yourself apart, both in experience and quality, make it easier to succeed. Stay in the loop, keeping yourself connected with the right people, and up to date on the latest bid opportunities.
Bidding on your first government contract can seem overwhelming. It can be difficult to know how and where to start, and what steps need to be taken for success. While the process behind bidding may be long and daunting it can also be transformative for your business.Read More