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Congressman Jim Banks and Ivy Tech Community College are tea

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Congressman Jim Banks and Ivy Tech Community College are teaming up for free workshops on federal and defense contracting so small business owners can grow their business in ways they may not have thought possible.

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Congressman Jim Banks and Ivy Tech Community College are teaming up for free workshops on federal and defense contracting so small business owners can grow their business in ways they may not have thought possible.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12513/7232265?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 03:05:08 +0000 Congressman Jim Banks and Ivy Tech Community College are tea Congressman Jim Banks and Ivy Tech Community College are teaming up for free workshops on federal and defense contracting so small business owners can grow their business in ways they may not have thought possible. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12513/7232265?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WFFT area. for small businesses, sometimes it can be hard to navigate through the government's contracting system, but with knowledge and networking it can be done. wfft's jentill neal tells us about what some small business owners are learning first hand to have successful partnerships, and what it takes to get the government on board. congressman jim banks and ivy tech community college are teaming up for free workshops on federal and defense contracting so small business owners can grow their business in ways they may not have thought possible.hit time: :10-:18>:15-:26"we've seen a decline in government contracts in this region and a significant defense industry jobs for example."the goal is to help local companies to interact with the federal government and pursue government contracts, which some owners say isn't an easy task if you don't have the tools and knowledge starting out.hit time: :28-:34>4:27-4:34 "not only is that contract telling you what you have to do, it also tells you all the legal parts of what you have to be able to do."after a lot of work, stacey smith,the president and ceo of prairie quest consulting in got a combined project for eighty three dollars. there are others in attendance hoping to network and follow in her footsteps.hit time: :47-:52> :53-1:00"it's very important because if you don't have a name or brand recognition, you can't sell what your services are.">1:27-1:36"i'm hopeful that later on down the road we'll hear from some of the businesses that came today who learned something they were able to put in place for their business, and grow their business through more work with the government."stacey smith says as a business owner, presenting a solution you can provide and bring to the government that they can't do themselves tends to be a good pitch, but smith says workshops like these connect you with the right people to make those contracts solid. 3:06-3:32"you have to understand three letter acronyms and codes and different regulations. no small business is going to be able to master those things starting out. that's when you surround yourself with smart people like the people from the ptac and from the sba because that's what their focus is. it's free. you should take advantage of those things if that's what you're really wanting to do."in fort wayne, jentill neal wfft local news first at ten.





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