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WEBINARS

This is your chance to experience some of our most popular classes and outreach events on demand. Watch the videos below and learn how to become a successful government contractor. Start with the APEX Accelerator Core Classes, then scroll down to progress onto a variety of topics below. For LIVE training, review our schedule of classes HERE. For Subtitles - select the CC symbol at the bottom of the video screen.

How to Read and Understand a Federal or State/Local Solicitation (Government Contracts)
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How to Read and Understand a Federal or State/Local Solicitation (Government Contracts)

Are you a startup or small business looking to navigate the complex world of government contracting? Understanding federal or state/local solicitations is crucial for securing government contracts. Discover the keys to unlocking government contracts for your business! Gain the skills to spot opportunities and navigate the solicitation like a pro. This class is designed to assist startup and small business clients struggling to enter the government contracting world. Join us on a journey from confusion to confidence as we demystify the process and empower you to win contracts and subcontractors. What Attendees Will Learn: Understand the fundamentals of government contracting, including the differences between federal and state solicitations. Breaking down the solicitation documents to identify opportunities and comprehend requirements effectively. Participate in a practical exercise and group discussions to reinforce learning and apply knowledge to real-world scenarios. Benefits of Attending This Course: Gain essential skills: Acquire the practical skills and knowledge to read a solicitation successfully, empowering your startup to compete for lucrative contracts. Save time and effort: Learn tips and strategies from an experienced professional, saving time and effort in deciphering complex solicitation documents and navigating bureaucratic processes. Ensure compliance: Navigate solicitations confidently, ensuring your business operates effectively to increase wins. Instructor Akiesha M. Foster is the founder of https://www.keytolifeprofessionalservicesllc.com/ A consulting company that mainly focuses on educating and training small businesses to do business in the Business-to-Government (B2G) marketplace. Akiesha’s articles and YouTube Channel on government contracting have helped many small businesses get started. Akiesha has over 20 years of experience working with the Department of Defense (DoD). She is a former Maryland Apex Accelerator Procurement Specialist and has counseled over 250 clients on doing business with the government. Get FREE government contracting assistance at your local APEX Accelerator at https://www.aptac-us.org/contracting-assistance/
Group Training for Potential Government Contractors
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Group Training for Potential Government Contractors

*This class is strictly for Beginners* Are you ready for government contracting? Have you considered the investment in time and resources your company needs to enter the government marketplace? This workshop is an introduction to government contracting and will show you how to get your ducks in a row to prepare for life as a successful government contractor. You will also learn what the Maryland APEX Accelerator does for small businesses and how it can help you prepare for government contracting success. Attendees will learn: · What government buyers and primes want · What makes a contractor responsible to FAR · How and why to research potential customers · How to develop an intelligence list · When to watch for contract awards · What not to do when contracting · How to become a Maryland APEX Accelerator client and get one on one counseling This introductory class will show you how to determine if government contracts are right for your business. About the Instructor Akiesha M. Foster currently serves as a Maryland APEX Accelerator Procurement Specialist and VA certified counselor. Akiesha holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Multidisciplinary Studies from Liberty University and is pursuing a Master's degree in Procurement Acquisition Management from Webster University. She also is DAWIA Level III certified in Contracting and a member of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP). SIGN UP FOR FREE GOVCON WEBINARS AT https://mdptac.ecenterdirect.com/events