Are you looking to expand your business?
Consider government contracts – local, state and federal. The government buys everything and anything. I know a retail delicatessen that is now doing catering at its local VA Hospital.
A famous fireworks display company received multiple contracts to make fake missiles used in target practice for the US Navy. A cosmetics distributor is now selling to the Army posts. And, the opportunities are abundant on the state and local levels too. Government at all levels is increasingly outsourcing for goods and services.
The best news is that most government contracts are now subject to rules requiring prompt payment.There are numerous organizations which can help you look for government contracts. Some are local, affiliated with your chamber of commerce, universities or economic development resources. Some useful web sites to look at: www.business.gov; www.sba.gov; www.fedbizopps.gov; www.usgovinfo.about.com; www.aptac-us.org.
-Roz Goldmacher, guest blogger
A friend of mine was telling the story about her car breaking down right before an important meeting. Her cell phone had no signal so she borrowed someone’s phone to call her husband at work. Then she realized she didn’t know his phone number. Huh? Didn’t know his phone number? How can that be? She’s married to the man!
That was when she realized that because she tied everything to speed dial, she didn’t know any phone numbers except hers (because she had to verbally give it out often).
After hearing this story, I realized that I don’t know phone numbers either. So when I bought my new land phone, I didn’t set up speed dial. This has forced me to remember numbers again.
How about you? Do you know that important phone number?