Entries by BOOST

Lowering Your Wrap Rate

Did you make it into your desired beach bod state this summer?  Or was time for the gym illusive?  Did you cut back on the dessert or did you enjoy a ton of gelato? Much like dieting and maintaining good health, government contractors must maintain a “sexy” multiplier/wrap rate.  Even if you are in a […]

Institute Recap

GovCon Lifecycle: Purgatory to Paradise The second govmates institute, GovCon Lifecycle: Purgatory to Paradise met at the Northrup Grumman location in McLean, VA. In an authentic meeting-of-the-minds, industry experts discussed topics pertinent to growing the local govcon footprint. Highlights from the institute include: Purgatory: That Awful Time Between Submission and Award BAFO’s, How to respond to government […]

Continuing Education

By now, our college days are long behind us (let’s not talk about how many years). Some folks have sought continuing education in the form of a master’s degree, PhD, certifications, and other credentials. Some of these factor into our “employability” and can help move our careers. Assuming you’ve gotten the credentials/certifications requested and additional schooling that […]

Ghosting in GovCon

Ever been ghosted? It’s not just for those navigating the dating scene. It happens in business…a lot. Ghosting is essentially the act of having someone you are engaged with disappear on you completely. No returned phone calls, no emails, no texts. What’s worse is that the person who ghosted is still very much alive and well. Professionally, you could still […]

Seven Tips for Navigating 4Q18

As we start into the last government fiscal quarter, it is feast or famine time. Some have hit the beaches, getting some much-needed R&R and family time. Some are heads-down in proposal mode, worried about when the next one will hit. Others are in purgatory, the stretch between proposal submission and proposal award, with their fingers crossed thinking […]

The Halfway Mark

As June comes to a close, most federal contractors are halfway through their fiscal years. It is a good time to reassess the company’s first-half performance and what changes need to be made for the second half of the year. Here are some areas to consider: Moola – have you made any? Are you in debt? What’s the profitability of […]

Circle of Pricing

Pricing terminology is confusing! Everyone uses the language differently – with different philosophies on pricing, different terms for the stages of pricing and a lack of consistency for terms. All further complicated by which government agency you serve. Here is the circle of life as it pertains to pricing in a nutshell: Before the RFP Drops […]

Why Pricing?

BOOST is excited to announce the launch of our new strategic pricing initiative, designed to support your proposal pricing needs and provide Price to Win strategy that incorporates all back office functions. We want you to win work, grow and succeed. Strategic pricing can get you there.  Pricing impacts absolutely everything in an organization. If you haven’t […]

Recruiting During Proposal Season

Soon proposal season will be upon us…along with writer’s block, visions of past performances dancing in your head, cost volumes, long nights and lots of coffee. But, the most enjoyable of all is resumes, sourcing, contingent offer letters and recruiting. Government contracting recruiting is not like commercial recruiting.  The talent pool is small, the salaries […]

Lucky or Good?

As we head into the second half of the government fiscal year, do you find yourself looking at contractors who are on a winning streak and asking, “why do they keep winning?”  What is the secret sauce?  They don’t (at least from an outsider’s perspective) seem to be doing anything differently.  Their service offerings aren’t […]