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Takeaways from the CMMC Institute

On Wednesday, December 9th the govmates Institute hosted experts from the SC&H Group to provide timely insight on the DoD Interim Rule for CMMC (effective Dec. 1, 2020). During this discussion the panelists provided information regarding: • NIST Certifications and their correlation with CMMC Self-Evaluation Standards • A brief overview of important scorecard notes and how they apply to Small Businesses • The Interim Rule and what […]

Budgeting for 2021- Do You Get December-itis

December starts a very interesting month for those in business. It’s usually the winding-down of a calendar year with holidays, celebrations, and a chance to breathe. This year, as we already know, is one like no other. With less opportunity to party or travel it allows for the time to look ahead, set new goals, […]

Protest Basics: Pre-Award, Post-Award, and the Process

Recently BOOST’s Director of Contracts Robin Desmore and Maria Panichelli, Partner and the Chair of the Government Contracting department at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP discussed the first of a two-part virtual series on the Protest Basics: Pre-Award, Post-Award, and the Process. You can view the replay of the event here. Here are some […]

Whack a Mole Leadership

Perhaps it’s the chaos of 2020 or maybe we all are trying to multi-task more than ever, but I’ve seen an uptick in what I would describe as “whack-a-mole” leadership.  You know, where one week there is a push to go in one direction.  The next week, that initiative changes or falls off the radar, […]

The Power of Digital Events

Are you Zoomed or webinar-ed out yet?  Many people are feeling the Zoom-Gloom as it’s often referred to and for good reason. While there’s a new webinar opportunity (or several) every week it may feel overwhelming to know which to attend and which to avoid. To keep the Zoom-Gloom, and mind-numbing doldrums at bay, we have a few suggestions […]

Employer Branding | | The Missing Piece of Your Recruiting Strategy 

Here’s a little–known fact: Recruiting is the money-making department you didn’t know you had. If your recruiting strategy is considering your employer brand, and your hiring process reflects that brand through great candidate experience, then your employee retention rates should be looking great and your costs low. If there is a disconnect anywhere in that ecosystem than it all crumbles, expectations aren’t […]

No Meeting Wednesday

We recently implemented “No Meeting Wednesday” here at BOOST after piloting the program with our leadership.  First note: we HIGHLY recommend it. Here are some thoughts/considerations on the experience. What was the Driving Force? I don’t know about you, but we are spending ENDLESS hours on Zoom or Teams going from meeting to meeting to […]

Marketing Your Business, Consistency is Key 

Do us a favor and imagine our best James Earl Jones impression “…and if you’ll look to your inbox, everyone is writing about COVID.” We know, we know.  While we may be exhausted by the constant deluge of COVID this, and social distancing that, the fact remains that the way we do business now has changed. Forever.   In the case of marketing there […]

Preparing for the Unthinkable

No one prepares you or tells you what to do if you lose an employee (abducted by aliens, ghosted, or the absolute worst, if they pass away). Never mind if they are a trusted member of your leadership team. There’s no playbook. SHRM provides one article with cold notification text for telling your employees. There is […]