Where do I start?
You are free to start with whichever program you'd like. However, If you have no prior experience doing business with the federal government, I would suggest starting with the Federal Contracting Accelerator. In this program, I layout a simple understanding of what federal contracting is, how to register your business, and several ways to do business with the federal government. Intro to DIBBS is a more in depth teaching of one of the strategies that I teach in the FCA.
How long does each course take?
Both programs are self-paced courses designed for you to complete at your own pace. It starts when you're ready and ends when you're done. However, for BEST RESULTS we recommend that you dedicate a weekly 2-hour window to work through the course material over a 4-6week period. This allows time for instruction and application each week. You will also have an opportunity to join our private Facebook group where additional networking and support will take place.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 3 days and we will give you a full refund.
Does my company need to be established in order to attend the class?
No! These programs are largely committed to introducing you to the number of ways to do business with the Federal Government. You will discover the many possibilities and can choose how to move forward at any point. However, you will not be able to actively participate in some of the exercises if your business is not established and registered in Sam.gov.
Can someone attend with me?
Yes. However, they must enroll separately.
Sirena, why are you teaching these programs?
Thanks for asking. My short answer: to prove a point.
After winning multiple 8(a) Sole Source contracts and hundreds of DLA Purchase orders with the Department of Defense I really came to understand the power of doing business with the Federal Government and how life-changing it can be for small business owners. However, the free training provided by many of the agencies made it seem nearly impossible to enter the Federal space. I started my first Bootcamp Cohort to prove that using my approach (micro-purchases and simplified acquisitions) small business owners can quickly build past performance, reduce competition and learn how to position themselves for larger opportunities in the federal space. NOBODY TOLD ME THAT. I DISCOVERED THAT!!! That's why I'm teaching you.
Will we receive a workbook and course materials?
You will be provided with templates, tools, websites, cheat sheets etc. with each lesson however, a full workbook is not available at this time. Please prepare to take notes as you work through these course materials. There will be lots of hands-on interactive activities.
Should I register in SAM.gov prior to the start date?
While it is not required, students who come into the class with an active registration on SAM.gov tend to move faster and quickly pursue opportunities. We will cover SAM.gov registration during the pre-class lesson of the Federal Contracting Accelerator to make sure that you are prepared. The SAM (System for Award Management) registration was once a 5-7 day process. Due to COVID-19 this registration has taken as long as 4-6 weeks.
I don't know what I want to do with my business yet. Is it wise for me to attend?
Yes! A large part of my goal is to EXPOSE you to the many ways in which one can do business with the Federal Government. You will explore the landscape during this course and be given the tools and techniques to build whenever you're ready.
Do you offer Coaching/Consulting?
Yes. This membership includes monthly group coaching.
What other support is available after I complete these courses?
During the very first module, I provide a host of FREE resources that you can use to support what you have learned. Additionally, you will have an opportunity to join our Mission500K private FB group. This is a powerful growing exclusive community providing additional resources, group coaching & networking opportunities!