A Message from your
Washington PTAC Program Director
34th Annual Alliance NW was a HUGE Success!
We are over the moon excited about the positive feedback we’ve received from the recent Alliance NW event held in Puyallup, WA. Thank you to those who helped make it a success. While the main purpose of that event is to learn and meet people, some small businesses actually won contracts at the event and others received contracts as a result of prompt and appropriate follow up with the primes and agencies in attendance. Congratulations!
Haven’t done your follow up yet?
There’s still time to dig out the business cards you received and sort through the notes you took. Now is also an excellent time to meet with your PTAC Counselor
to discuss your government contracting strategy. A candid discussion with an expert on the marketplace about what’s working (or not) could result in saved time and effort and ultimately help you grow your public sector awards.
Didn’t attend the event?
We’ve published the event magazine online here
where you can see articles as well as the directory of exhibitors starting on page 40.
There are a lot of opportunities to meet and greet with primes and agencies coming up very soon. PTAC hopes you’ll join us! The Regional Contracting Forum in Seattle is April 12th
, Health and Human Services is coming out from Washington DC to host an industry day in Tacoma on May 18th
and Washington Department of Enterprise Services is holding a Business Partnership Forum (primarily for goods, services, facility maintenance businesses) on June 1st
in Tacoma. See those events and all others at www.washingtonptac.org/events-workshops
Team Member Spotlight
Cate Taylor serves Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties.
Her office is located in South Everett at the Economic Alliance Snohomish County and she is at the Bellingham SBDC the third Friday of each month, along with the SBDC in Skagit County every other month. If you have a desire to grow your business in the government market Cate will enthusiastically help find the right path.
Her experience as a business owner combined with her business education offer practical, strategic and focused support to businesses that want to diversify their revenue and grow their company.
Cate’s tip for success when pursing governemtn contracts::
Know how to tell your value above all other information about your business.
Share what you are in the business of doing and how you will save your customers, time, resources, money and give them the information they need do make a decision. Her favorite acronym is TRIM= Time, Resources, Information Money, every business decision is based on these 4 factors.
Cate can be reached at Economic Alliance Snohomish County
Street SW, Building B, Suite 101
Everett, WA 98204