Ep 081: Refreshing and Rebooting Your Talent Acquisition Pipeline

A common challenge for all business owners is finding, hiring, and maintaining quality employees. Most companies tend to go through “rounds” or bursts of hiring. This model relies heavily on job boards and short-term marketing strategies. The biggest drawback to this model is that you get a limited number of applicants over a short period of time AND you don’t get a chance to build a relationship with these people. The alternative is to always be recruiting. This podcast is directed heavily at the cybersecurity industry, but all of the strategies we discuss are applicable across all industries.

Featured Guest: Kathleen Smith Company: CMO, ClearedJobs.net
Email: ksmith@clearedjobs.net Phone: (703) 871-0037
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Ep 080: Small Business Fundamentals

What separates the winners from the losers in business? It’s not what you think. It has little to do with being the best in your industry, having the highest quality, or even the best service. Winners and losers are often separated by their ability to consistently perform a handful of critical tasks. In this podcast, we discuss three of these tasks and how to use them to maintain profitability.

Featured Guest: Dr. Russ Barnes Company: CEO, Systro Solutions
Email: russ@systro.org Phone: 813-520-5770
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Ep 079: The Changing Landscape of Government Acquisition

If you haven’t noticed, 2019 has been a very busy year in government contract acquisition changes. A lot of changes have been percolating for years, but we witnessed a major shift in the market in 2019. This episode talks about category management, GSA Schedule consolidation, contract bundling, pitch day competitions, the 809 Panel, the new SAM website and a lot more. Joshua Frank breaks down what’s going on, what to expect, and our gut reactions about these changes.

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The changing landscape and graphic mentioned in this episode can be found here: bit.ly/ChangingLandscapeGraphic

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Link to Amazon Book – The Insiders Guide to Winning Government Contracts: bit.ly/InsidersGuideBook
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Featured Guest: Joshua Frank Company: Managing Partner, RSM Federal
Email: jfrank@rsmfederal.com Phone: 703-677-1700
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Ep 078: The GovCon Small Business Growth Model

You don’t know what you don’t know. In business, not knowing something can significantly impact your ability to grow and scale. In this episode of Game Changers, we talked with Jenny Clark from Solvability about The GovCon Small Business Growth Model. This model walks through seven stages that every government contractor should go through to achieve success. Listen now to learn about each stage and some of the significant milestones in each one.

Featured Guest: Jenny Clark Company: CEO, Solvability
Email: jwclark@solvability.com Phone: 910-790-5867
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Ep 077: Planning for an Exit

In this episode, we spoke with Erin Andrew, the Managing Director of Government Contract Lending at Live Oak Bank about Planning for an Exit. Many entrepreneurs start a business with the ultimate dream of one day selling their company and riding off into the sunset. If that is your end goal, you need to be thinking about this right now. Erin breaks down the five P’s of properly planning for an exit and the steps you need to take to get the most for your company.

Featured Guest: Erin Andrew Company: Managing Director, Live Oak Bank
Email: erin.andrew@liveoakbank.com Phone: 910-790-5867
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