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Who Do We Love?

As we wind down February, we wanted to take a quick moment to show some love to a few folks in the GovCon industry. We think these resources are valuable for growing GovCons.  If you think we might be forgetting anyone go ahead and share the love! The Pulse – this is a must-read for anyone in […]

March MADNESS in GovCon

As we work on our brackets here at BOOST (okay, Lisa is working on her bracket…she’s already dominated in fantasy football), I’m compelled to write on a few bouts of madness that we’ve observed this year. Chasing Phantom Work – If we got paid for every time someone approached us with “my prime will give […]

March Madness in Federal Government

So much for our brackets (okay, Va Tech was a long shot, but what the heck UVA?), we’re extending our musings on a few bouts of madness that we’ve observed this year within the government. Budget – Everything about it is broken. Everything. The Continuing Resolutions. The riders for pet projects. The need to “use […]

April Showers

We find ourselves suddenly in April and the beginning of 2Q18.  How did that happen?  We’ve closed the books on 1Q18 and have 3 more quarters to meet our goals.  How did you do?  Are you prepared for ramping up?  Here’s a checklist to get you thinking: ​ Proposal season – it’s almost here.   Is […]

March Madness in Federal Government

So much for our brackets (okay, Va Tech was a long shot, but what the heck UVA?), we’re extending our musings on a few bouts of madness that we’ve observed this year within the government. Budget – Everything about it is broken. Everything. The Continuing Resolutions. The riders for pet projects. The need to “use or lose” all the funding. […]

Will You Be My Valentine?

Alongside the thought of a two-year budget passed, we giddily start thinking about the possibilities here in the GovCon world.  What if we actually received the full year’s funding?  What if our customer was able to award that contract that’s been held up?  What about a new start here or there?  It’s almost like Christmas […]

Shutdown Screws Small GovCons

I normally never write about politics, recognizing that half of my network leans one way, while the other half leans the other.  I tend to live by the “no politics or religion” in public domain, school of thought.  But this latest shutdown has me completely livid over its stupidity and its potential impact on the […]

Life’s too short to work with jerks

Much like everything in the GovCon industry, successful partnerships are based on relationships.  Overused expression, but it’s true.  What are the qualities you should look for in a partner? What makes you want to team with someone (whether directly on an opportunity or in the B2B world)? TRUST Most important is trust. Do you trust […]

Accountability

“Accountability breeds response-ability.” -Stephen Covey Recently we were rear-ended by a hit and run driver on the DC beltway.  Thankfully, we weren’t hurt and no one else was involved.  Yet I am really ticked that I now have $500 worth of damage on my new(ish) car that I must pay to repair.  I was flabbergasted that this […]

Data Bullying

In the past month, we’ve seen no less than three clients who are actively being bullied by their own staff or their consultants.  What do I mean by bullying?  Being at the hands of someone who holds information as their weapon of choice.  People who deliberately make their jobs as vague as possible to hide […]