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Conference Season Wish List

Much has been written about the dos and do nots of attending conferences.  But little has been geared towards the user experience.  I wrote this while on a plane heading to my first major conference of the season and reflected on some thoughts about what makes it work and what doesn’t. Accessibility.  I want access […]

We Need to Get Younger Women on Boards 

  Washington Business Journal recently wrote an article about how the progress of women on corporate boards has now hit a wall.  After a few years of progress, the past 1-2 years have slowed down dramatically.  The article quotes the nonprofit 50/50 Women on Boards as saying that we were on track for gender parity […]

For The Love of GovCon

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It’s the season of love, or so we’ve been programmed to believe by the corporate folks over at Hallmark.  But we embrace the season…because having Feb be only about Groundhog Day just isn’t doing it for us. As we reflect on love, the question is what do we love about GovCon? There are a million […]

GovCon Year-End Checklist

Year-End Checklist

Getting Ready for January 1st The end of the year is filled with holidays, gifts, and parties. If you are a GovCon small business owner it’s also filled with wrapping up the current year’s finances and getting ready for next year. The importance of closing, rolling forward, and opening fiscal years can suck all the […]

What Kind of Benefits Should You Be Offering?

What Kind of Benefits Should You Be Offering - BOOST LLC

Is Your Benefits Package Competitive? Your GovCon organization might be a spectacular place to work. The company culture may be the most fantastic company culture of all time, providing nonstop fulfillment and happiness to all your employees. That’s great, but if you aren’t backing it up with a competitive benefits package, you’re still going to […]

Things to Know About Employee Bonuses

Bonuses are an important part of employee compensation. If you are currently offering bonuses, or are thinking about offering them, this article is for you! Bonuses offer additional compensation, above and beyond an employee’s regular salary or wages. They are typically given to recognize and incentivize employee performance, contribution, or commitment to the company. Some […]


Audit – noun; An official inspection or examination of an organization’s or individual’s accounts or financial situation, typically by an independent body Audit – verb; To conduct an official examination of an individual’s or an organization’s accounts  Whether you are looking up the noun or the verb, the word “Audit” heightens anxiety levels in even […]

Seriously With a Government Shutdown?

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In what is now an annual rite of passage, federal contractors face another potential government shutdown.  This one looks more likely to happen than in years past.  But fear not, it’s not our first rodeo.  Here’s some quick, actionable advice.  Is it different from any other article you’ve already seen on this subject?  Not really, […]

Mastering Annual Budgets, Forecasting, and the Power Moves of GovCon

Budget Forecasting

Mastering Annual Budgets, Forecasting, and the Power Moves of Government Contracting Alright, it’s time to dive headfirst into the electrifying realm of budgeting for GovCons (government contractors). Strap in, because we’re not just scratching the surface – we’re plunging deep into annual budgets, forecasting, and the power moves of success in the finance universe. We’re […]