From Rags to Riches: 5 Secrets of Successful Start-Up Entrepreneurs

If you are thinking of starting a business or have already started one, it is crucial for you to figure out how to be a successful leader. Having a good idea and effectively developing it are two very different things, the latter requiring focus, resources, and lots of determination.  And, although there is no set path to success, coupled with the fact that there are inherent risks in starting a new business, it is important


Are Your Contracts Exposing You to Possible Lawsuits? 4 Loose Ends to Tie Up

What makes a bulletproof contract? In business, as in life, things don’t always go as planned. Business relationships can change in light of information you didn’t have, legal concepts you didn’t know, and events you couldn’t foresee. Your contracts should include these proactive elements to help you prevent potential lawsuits. 1) Allow for Future Changes Your contract may suit you perfectly in the here and now, but what happens when your business faces changes in


Responding to Government Agency RFPs: 5 Tips For A Compelling Response

Request for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Qualifications (RFQs), Invitation to Bid (ITBs)  are the tickets into the world of government contracting.  All local, state and federal agencies must provide ample opportunity to prospective vendors. This is done through a competitive bid process.  RFPs, RFQs and ITBs are used to objectively evaluate the qualifications and pricing of vendors interested in a particular contract; which can include providing goods and services to the government, providing goods and