Government Contracting

Dr. Judith A. Bassett

Dr. Judith A. Bassett

Current City: York, PA
Chapter: York SCORE

Over 25 years in performance and outcome measurement/management, quality improvement. Worked in the education, health and social services, and government industries. Provided training and consultation in over 25 states, and with over 95 organizations.

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Education

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Ed.D - Leadership Development, Community Health Planning, Organizational Effectiveness MHA - Healthcare Administration BS - Education, special education, early childhood</p>

David Fletcher

David Fletcher

Current City: Colorado Springs, CO

Federal Credit Union Manager/Accountant, Plant Accountant, Federal Auditor - Department of Defense, Defense Contract Audit Agency, QuickBooks

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Education

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University of Memphis, Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting and Economics&lt;/p&gt;

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       I’m currently in the planning stage for a new retail bakery. I’m going to need some funding for equipment, but my personal credit history is a bit spotty. How much is that going to hurt me, and how can I combat it?

About the Author

       This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration.
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Dr. Dawn D. Boyer

Dr. Dawn D. Boyer

Current City: Virginia Beach, VA

Dawn Boyer recently finished her Ph.D. Studies at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA for a Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Occupational & Technical Studies, with a concentration in Training & Development in Human Resources).  Her dissertation is entitled, ‘Competencies of Human Resources Practitioners within the Government Contracting Industry,’ which identifies unique KSAs for Human Resources Managers working for federal level government contracting companies.

 

She has been an entrepreneur and business owner over 13 years, with a successful business in Richmond (1980s), and currently in her own consulting firm, as well as a business partner with her husband in Virginia Beach, VA.  Her background experience is 22+ years in the Human Resources field, of which 11+ years are within the Federal & Defense Contracting industry.

 

She currently works with job and new career seekers to write Search Engine Optimized resumes for increased visibility to recruiters – getting the candidates past the recruiting ‘firewall’ and interviewed for faster hires and job placement.  Her tech-based knowledge of how the ATS software systems work help job seekers in structuring a resume for recruiters’ Boolean search queries.

 

She assists business owners working on developing their brand and marketing plans within social media marketing, planning, and management. She works with entrepreneurs to write business plans, as well as helping them protect their business from liabilities with human resources consulting for employment law and compliance. 

 

She is the author of 43 books on the topics of genealogy, family lineage, business and career search practice, and quotes for self-improvement (“2,000+ series”).  Her books can be found on Amazon.com under Dawn D. Boyer.

 

Dawn has been a member of LinkedIn since the summer of 2004 (a few months after they released the beta version).  She has developed a rich profile for consistent and constant communications to over 7,700 connections.  Her earnings are over six figures in the last five years from her consulting and business activities directly from LinkedIn. She loves teaching others on how to take advantage of this long-term marketing and branding tool. Her clients call her ‘The Queen of LinkedIn’ and she offers a quarterly, hands-on, PowerBall Training Class on how to use LinkedIn to her clients and customers in the Hampton Roads, VA area.

 

She may be reached via her business website: http://DBoyerConsulting.com or emailed via Dawn.Boyer@DBoyerConsulting.com

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Education

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD/ABD), Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA (2013); Occupational & Technical Studies (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math in Professional Studies (STEMPS); Training & Development in Human Resources; GPA:3.65

Masters Degree in Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (1989), Adult Education - Human Resources, Training & Development, Personnel/Staffing; GPA:3.67

Bachelors Degree in Fine Art, Advertising, and Graphic Illustration, Radford University, Radford, VA (1983); Graphic Advertising & Illustration, Fine Art, and Art History; GPA:3.25

Andrew Thomas Gaiennie

Andrew Thomas Gaiennie

Current City: Shreveport, LA

Graduate of Nicholls State's Geomatics program, Andrew has over a decade of experience in training entrepreneurs and opening his own ventures from working along side his father and grandfather.

Professionally, Andrew has worked outdoors as a land surveyor, owned an employment agency while in collage, managed two nightclubs and a radio station, and is currently an Authorized Local Expert for Constant Contact and a SCORE chairman. 

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Education

Collage Degree: BS of Geomatics, Nicholls State

Constant Contact ALE training program

Kauffman Foundation entrepreneurship series veteran

       I have a business that sells equestrian supplies both retail and online. I’d like to begin using social media as a marketing tool, but I’m clueless as to how to begin. How do I go about developing a social media strategy?

 

 

About the Author

       This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration.
       Have a question you’d like answered in this column? E-mail it to info@score-manchester.org, with “Ask SCORE” in the subject line.

Ann Z Crane

Ann Z Crane

Current City: Jefferson, MD
Chapter: SCORE Frederick

Ms. Crane brings more than 15 years of experience managing  the development of proposals to Federal and state governments. She has supported companies of all sizes, from small businesses to major corporations and has managed both large teams (>25 people) and small. She applies proposal best practices from Shipley, the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP), and large proposal shops such as Northrop Grumman and L-3 to ensure that her teams produce proposals that are compliant, compelling, and on-time. She understands what it takes to win business in the government marketplace, which she reflects in clear, concise guidance to her teams.

Ms. Crane is a also seasoned proposal writer with more than 30 years of experience in writing Technical, Management, and Past Performance volumes, as well as Executive Summaries, resumes, and other required plans. As a former systems engineer, solutions architect, and program manager; she brings subject matter understanding that enables her to effectively describe and sell her clients’ solutions.

Member of Association of Proposal Management Professionals.

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Education

B.S.E.E. and B.S. Psychology

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       Our four-year-old printing business is finally on solid footing. We’ve worked hard and 
been very fortunate, and now we’d like to begin giving something back to the community. What 
types of activities can you suggest?

 

 

About the Author

       This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration.
       Have a question you’d like answered in this column? E-mail it to info@score-manchester.org, with “Ask SCORE” in the subject line.

Mankamna Singh, PMP, HIT Pro

Mankamna Singh, PMP, HIT Pro

Current City: Danville, CA
Chapter: East Bay SCORE

40+ Years of executive, operational, and professional experience in business development, business operations, sales, global marketing, advertising, social media marketing and sales, heavy industrial construction, product development, global product marketing, program and project management, sales support, software development, system integration, IT infrastructure development, operation including outsourcing, health IT implementation, operations and support, personal health coaching and mentoring in mining and manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, utility, IT, heavy industries, government, hospitals and healthcare providers, and non-profit organizations. Worked for American Electric Power (AEP), Bechtel Corporation, GE, IBM, Contra Costa County, Cisco systems, and El Camino Hospital (South Asian Heart Center).

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Education

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Master in Computer Science (MS) - City&nbsp;University&nbsp;of New York, NY</p>
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Bachelor of Science and Engineering in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) - BIT Sindri, India</p>
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Certificate in Biotechnology &amp; Marketing - UC Santa Cruz, CA Certificate in Health Information Technology - Broward College, Florida CERTIFICATION PMP (Project Management Professional) - Project Management Institute (PMI) HITPro (Health Information Technology Professional) - American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)</p>

Steve Feinman of SCORE Michigan offers tips for how to secure federal contracts for your small business.

How to Contract With the Federal GovernmentIf you’re selling it, the U.S. government is buying it. In 2012, the federal government procured over $90 billion of goods and services from small businesses. If you’re ready to sell your products and services to the federal government, here are some tips to get started.

About the Author

Steve Feinman is a SCORE mentor in Ann Arbor, Michigan, whose expertise is in government contracting. For your free mentoring appointment, visit www.score.org.

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