Doing Business With The Government


Getting your foot in the door can be one of the hardest hurdles to overcome for small businesses wanting to do business with the government. It can take a lot of time and effort. Therefore, learning the right and the wrong way of doing things is imperative. Networking is a key component to forming the right relationships. In an industry where there are many companies competing for the same work, as in Government Contracting; networking is about developing strong relationships with prime contractors, understanding their needs, sharing your capabilities, and learning about industry changes. Join one of our many workshops and events outlined below to get connected with government contracting experts and business leaders like you!


Government Contracting 101

A workshop for those individuals that are thinking about going into government contracting, or small businesses that are just starting out in Government Contracting. We will discuss how to get started and how to start growing. This will be a Beginner course and a Foundational Course for other Government Contracting Training and Coaching and a requirement to obtain a GCC badge.

Benefits of attending:

  • Determine if Government Contracting is an option for you.
  • Learn the basics of how to start in Government Contracting.
  • Develop Strategy on how to Market and Develop Business in Government Contracting.
  • Increase Your Understanding of Solicitations, Teaming, Contracts, etc.
  • Discover Tools and Resources to Grow Your Business Through Government Contracting

Government Contracting Credentials (GCC)

Government Contracting Credentials (GCC) series is a series of workshops for Government Contractors and their employees to participate in to strengthen their skills and capabilities in the ever-changing Government Contracting world. The Catalyst has obtained Subject Matter Experts (SME) to share their knowledge during two-hour workshops. While you are learning you are also earning credits towards badges to show others that you are a true Government Contracting Professional with the knowledge to succeed.

GCC workshops:

  • Government Contracting 101 & 102
  • Turn Contacts into Contracts
  • Capabilities Statement Bootcamp
  • Small Business Certifications
  • CMMC Workshop
  • GovCon Accounting Basics
  • DCAA compliance with QuickBooks
  • Pricing/Costs
  • Bid/No Bid Decision
  • Proposal Management
  • Business Development/Marketing
  • Program/Project Management
  • Teaming/Subcontracting/Joint Venture/Mentor/Protégé
  • Facility Security Clearance
  • Human Resources/Staffing/Recruiting/Payroll
  • Safety Program
  • Facility Clearances
  • Contract Management/Support/Timekeeping
  • Strategic Planning
  • Intro to Small Business Innovative Research (SBIRs)
  • ISO – International Standards of Organization (Quality)
  • Using Tools such as beta.sam.gov and FPDS and others
  • Advanced Workshops
  • And many more…

Federal Certification & Program Assistance

Through our resource of local experts The Catalyst can provide one-on-one assistance to your company to  apply for various Federal Certifications, and Programs

  • HUBZone
  • SBA 8 (a)
  • Women-Owned Small Business
  • Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business
  • Veteran-Owned Small Business
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business

To learn more, contact us today at info@catalystcenter.org  256-428-8190


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