Entries by BOOST

Leading Through Uncertainty

We know what you’re thinking. “Not another #COVID19 article.” Not to worry, we’re providing you some insight on how you can lead your team through the next few weeks (or months?). Let us start off by saying “Who gives a s#*t?”  To put it bluntly, if this is the first time you are talking to […]

Netiquette

Now more than ever digital marketing is a peak requirement for visibility. While the world is hunkering down, business for many in the GovCon space continues. It’s time to get on the social train or get run over! Social Media isn’t just for “the kids” or the younger generation anymore. Businesses across industries are utilizing […]

Business Lessons from the Billy Goat Trail

I recently had the opportunity to get away from my laptop and go hiking at the Billy Goat Trail along the Potomac River.  Beautiful day, only a little bit of foot traffic and plenty of time to think (or not think), whichever way my mind felt like going. As I began to traverse the trail, […]

DCAA, Part II

(As promised, here’s the Part II to “DCAA Trends in 2020“) We’re preparing to make a bold statement that is practically blasphemy in our industry and especially with what BOOST does. Care less about DCAA compliance and more about financial acumen. There.  We said it.  Here’s what we mean and our rationale: As we learned […]

DCAA Trends for 2020

Taxes may be less than exciting, but an audit is definitely too stressful. Let’s BOOST your DCAA Compliance before an issue arises. Last year, we attended a breakfast where DCAA spoke on the upcoming year, current trends, etc.  This year, we went for the update.  Enter a wittier DCAA Manager with the same mediocre breakfast.  […]

End of a Year, Start of a Decade*

We are looking dead straight into 2020, right around the corner.  How did that happen?  The expression “the days are long, but the years are short” rings particularly true to me this year.  As we close out the year and the decade, it’s a good time for reflection on where things stand as a business […]

Is Running a VAR Keeping You Up at Night?

Two parts of running a successful business in GovCon are knowledge and compliance. You need to know your requirements and how to follow those directives. Add to that the complexities of running a VAR/reseller and we’d bet that there are several things keeping you up at night – in addition to booking sales that is. […]

The FAR is Not Far Away for Small Businesses

We get it. You are a small shop, and the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) is just another acronym in this hectic GovCon space. You are busy drumming up business, and who has time to think about FAR compliance? You might think the FAR is far, far away from you since you are a small business. […]

DCAA Compliance for Small Businesses

As a small govcon have you ever thought…do I really need to be DCAA compliant? What if I’m “just a subcontractor” or “too small that DCAA will never notice me”? We hear the following from companies more often then they’d like to admit: It’s so complicated to get DCAA compliant (insert the eye roll and […]