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7 Tips for Navigating 4Q18

Aug 3, 2018
7 Tips for Navigating 4Q18
As we start into the last government fiscal quarter, it is feast or famine time. Some have hit the beaches, getting some much-needed R&R and family time. Some are heads-down in proposal mode, worried about when the next one will hit. Others are in purgatory, the stretch between proposal submission and proposal award, with their fingers crossed thinking about the to-do list should they win. All in all, summer is notoriously a time for going all out or taking off in the federal space. The battle rhythm is hard to hit. Here are some key points to consider, if only for your sanity.

7 Tips for Winning a Government Contract

Jul 24, 2018
winning government contracts
The world of winning government business can be complicated and delicate. One misstep and your organization may miss out on a vital contract. How can you make sure that your business stands out and closes deal after deal? Here are a few tips for mastering the government contract sale:

8 Tips to Budgeting for Project Based Organizations

Jun 2, 2018
Budgeting for Project Based Organizations
One of the most challenging activities performed by a company is budgeting. Every year there is a large investment made to create annual budgets. So, what is the role of a budget? It should represent what the business believes is achievable and what it intends to accomplish.

Incurred Cost Submission

May 23, 2018
The deadline for submitting your Incurred Cost Submission is 6 months after your official yearly close. For those who closed your books on Dec 31, 2017, the deadline is June 30, 2018 and it will be here before you know it. Are you ready to comply with the Allowable Cost and Payment clause (FAR 52.216-7)? 

Unlocking Growth Strategies

Feb 16, 2018
Growing is the goal of most businesses. What is difficult is formulating a plan to make the growth a reality. Where do you start? The answer is in the financials, both past and current. Best in class companies know that using financial information and measurable key performance indicators (KPIs) is the key to unlocking growth strategies. 

Have You Outgrown QuickBooks?

Feb 16, 2018
Your small company is growing and so is the need for a project based ERP system that will scale with your growth/business strategy. You may be saying to yourself, “If it is not broken, don’t fix it!” But there comes a time when it is advantageous to make a change from QuickBooks to a purpose-built ERP tool. Change is difficult, and it is human nature to avoid it, but at what cost? If you are wondering if the time is right for you, ask yourself, “do any of the 5 signs below apply to me?” If you answer yes to 3 or more it might be time.

Gaining Efficiencies Through Indirect Rate Management

Feb 13, 2018
The GAUGE report was introduced in our recent blog on benchmarking for government contractors. We recognize the power of benchmarking and wanted to provide a point of reference for the government contracting industry. The GAUGE is a tool for government contractors to compare themselves to others in their industry. The information in the report is organized by company size, so it is easy for you to make a comparison to your direct competitors. We will blog about each section of the report over the coming weeks.

G Stands for Growth in the G.A.U.G.E. Report – See How You Stack Up!

Feb 9, 2018
The GAUGE report was introduced in our recent blog on benchmarking for government contractors. We recognize the power of benchmarking and wanted to provide a point of reference for the government contracting industry. The GAUGE is a tool for government contractors to compare themselves to others in their industry. The information in the report is organized by company size, so it is easy for you to make a comparison to your direct competitors. We will blog about each section of the report over the coming weeks.

U Stands for Utilization in the G.A.U.G.E. Report – See How You Stack Up!

Jan 12, 2018
The GAUGE report was introduced in our recent blog on benchmarking for government contractors. We recognize the power of benchmarking and wanted to provide a point of reference for the government contracting industry. The GAUGE is a tool for government contractors to compare themselves to others in their industry. The information in the report is organized by company size, so it is easy for you to make a comparison to your direct competitors. We will blog about each section of the report over the coming weeks.

A Stands for Accounting in the G.A.U.G.E. Report – See How You Stack Up!

Jan 12, 2018
The GAUGE report was introduced in our recent blog on benchmarking for government contractors. We recognize the power of benchmarking and wanted to provide a point of reference for the government contracting industry. The GAUGE is a tool for government contractors to compare themselves to others in their industry. The information in the report is organized by company size, so it is easy for you to make a comparison to your direct competitors. We will blog about each section of the report over the coming weeks.