tips for winning government business

Practical Tips On Winning Government Business

Applying for the chance to win a government contract can be cumbersome, time-consuming and a headache for anyone in business. But, if successful, the rewards can be substantial. There’s no winning formula per se, but there are things you can do to give yourself the best chance to secure government business. Thomas Pollock, Founder of THINQ Learning, outlines what you …

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Public Sector Revenue, An SMB Must Contemplate

Now more than ever Australian small businesses need to think laterally if they’re to see the back of this economic tsunami.  Now more than ever Australian small businesses must be open to challenging the norm; mix things up; open new revenue streams previously thought to be out of reach.  Now more than ever Australian small businesses must realise the means …

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Evidence, my dear Watson!

Evidence is king when Governments award contracts to the private sector. Evidence validates solutions. Evidence alleviates risk. Evidence strengthens arguments. I remember a conversation over coffee with a friend and supplier who was telling me about how they’d just completed an office fit-out for a large retailer in the city. The job had been one of her largest in both …

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SMB Technology

Maintaining best-of-breed technology is a mountain too high to climb for most.  Today’s world is saturated with so much technology which promises so much.  And like many things in life, a lot don’t deliver on their magnanimous promises. Instead, consider an approach to technology which gives you some breathing space to make the right decisions.  When new technology is released …

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SMB Top 10

Strengthening SMBs There’s already many challenges and obstacles making it very difficult for SMBs to merely survive let alone flourish.  The small business failure rate is horrendous and only increasing as Big Business does all it can to ensure SMBs continue to close their doors.  Sometimes the difference between a struggling SMB set on a downward trajectory, and a flourishing …

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Sharpen Your Axe

“Give me 6 hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first 4 hours sharpening the axe” – Abraham Lincoln This quote of Lincoln’s resonates with me as few others have.  Preparing.  Learning.  Practicing.  Improving.  Before you tackle the task at hand.  You have a much greater chance of success.  Or conversely, you can leap right in …

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Open Your Eyes. Please!

Open your eyes.  Look closely.  Search with real intent.  They are alive.  They are many.  They are fighting.  And they need your help. With all the noise that C-19 has fashioned, if you take a look at the business landscape, nothing has really changed that much. Big Business still dominates the news. Big Business continues to monopolise our radio and …

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Small Business Unites

A few days ago, I was driving down a local street that I’d travelled down a thousand times before.  On my left I was nearing a set of shops on the corner of the roundabout.  The group of shops consisted of a little Pizzeria which embarrassed the big-chain duopolies by producing real pizzas; a Japanese restaurant serving authentic Japanese food; …