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June 13, 2023 to July 25, 2023 at 6:00 PM PDT
-to- 8:00 PM PDT

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Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation 
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You MUST be a VSEDC Client to take this course. Please sign up here: Start Here - Vermont Slauson Economic Development - VSEDC

The “Prime Time” Master Class program is coming to the VESDC, a special program to help women achieve success and master the skills to secure Federal Contracts!

This unique program provides students with actionable steps to be “contract ready”, with an emphasis on the Federal sector.   The blended learning experience features in-depth conversations, real case scenarios and you through the process of creating a Contracting Plan of Action.

A unique program designed by women for women! 

We share strategies, real case scenarios to help you master, plan and pursue contract opportunities in the federal marketplace.

 This is more than a class ....it helps you master skills to get to the next level

Featured speaker include Antionette Ball, Author of “Women Owned Small Business Guide to Winning Contracts” featured on Amazon and Founder of The Women’s Entrepreneurial Opportunity Project, Inc., (WEOP) and other women o.wned business professionals providing their expertise, perspective on finding success and capitalizing on being a women owned small business.

June 13, 2023
Big Picture Thinking: Introduction to Federal Contracting
An introduction about the Federal Marketplace, contracting opportunities and commitment to women owned small businesses. We will discuss the vast opportunities, widen your perspectives and demonstrate how you can apply the skills learned over the course of the program to achieve success!

June 20, 2023
The Foundation: Getting Contract Ready

Understand the importance of socio-economic programs and key steps required to prepare and compete for opportunities.  Evaluate potential contracting options and develop a certification strategy that aligns with your long term business goals. 

June 27, 2023
Mastering Prospecting: Research Methodology Tools

Learn how to master research skills utilizing federal databases to collect market information and understand rules governing the acquisition process.  The training provides an in-depth view of how to utilize federal databases as a resource tool for prospecting opportunities, collecting market data and for analyzing case scenarios.

July 11, 2023

Developing A Strategy: Marketing & Certification
Set your business up for success and master key steps for building relational capital with potential contracting officers and prime contractors.  Learn about the concept of “Point of Negotiation” (PON) to qualify for simplified acquisitions, sole source or set aside awards as a marketing strategy.

July 18, 2023
Art of Diversification: Leveraging Federal Opportunities in the Private Market
The intersection of federal contracting with corporations, state, local governments and anchor institutions, private vs public sector contracting mandates, supplier diversity policies, strategies to leverage socioeconomic programs in the private marketplace. 

July 25, 2023
The End Game: Your Contract Plan of Action (CPA)
Develop and define your long-term contract strategy with a Contracting Plan of Action (CPA).  Developing an actionable plan will help you reach your goals track key contract data, and measure your anticipated progress.