Aug. 18, 2010
-- Bishop, CA – August 18, 2010 —After only a few short months, the data sites created by High Sierra Consulting continue to grow in popularity. After attending the Veteran’s Expo three weeks ago and then exhibiting at the GSA Opening Doors trade show last week, Ted Erlwein, CEO of High Sierra and creator of the GSA Guru and Government Guru websites stated, “The popularity of the Guru websites shows that small businesses are looking for tools that allow them to access strategic information about Government contracting while keeping expenses down. Our online data, weekly newsletters and monthly webinars provided for subscribers have had excellent participation. The feedback from subscribers is that the data is presented clearly and understandable and can have a direct affect in winning more business.” While many Government consultants charge large hourly or monthly retainers as well as percentages of contracts won, Mr. Erlwein created The Government Guru and The GSA Guru sites to provide firms an alternative to direct consulting, providing success methods online, weekly newsletters and complimentary live webinars all for $39.95/month. The sites provide focused discussions on success principles, bid components, network strategies, and detailed instructions on applying under the GSA Federal Supply Schedule program. Monthly live webinars, provided complimentary for subscribers, show action steps so small businesses can be positioned to win part of the $525 billion in competitive contracts awarded each year by the Federal Government. The key to becoming a successful Government contractor and getting part of the small business setasides, according to Mr. Erlwein, is to be proactive and engage in the procurement process long before bids come out. “Everybody searches FedBizOpps, the primary portal for Federal bids,” said Mr. Erlwein, “but once something comes out on FBO, everybody can bid on it. Small businesses need to develop strategic relationships long before the bids hit the street. And what is even more amazing is that while the Federal government agencies provide information directly related to small business, many firms do not know how to access the amazing amount of data provided.” Mr. Erlwein continued on this line recently stating, “Each cabinet level agency as well as many others post specific information on how to network inside an agency, post procurement forecasts to look up to 12 months in the future on upcoming opportunities, provide lists of large prime contractors looking for subcontractors, and even welcome small businesses to come meet with the agency via one on one networking sessions. Unfortunately,”
stated Mr. Erlwein, “small businesses don’t know how to access these tips to winning business. Our goal is to provide them access. Our Guru sites give our subscribers the competitive edge in today’s market. As our mission statement says, we provide the tools needed to meet your goals at prices that meet your budget.” After many years of successfully teaching thousands of firms how to win government contracts and directly helping countless firms wins bids and get on the GSA Schedule program, Mr. Erlwein has truly provided tools that need to be in every small businesses arsenal.
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The Government Guru and GSA Guru – Online subscription services to provide small businesses direct access to success principles, direction on winning Federal contracts, prudent direction on developing bids and proposals, weekly newsletters, monthly complimentary live webinars, and GSA Schedule development, submittal strategies, and marketing direction all for only $39.95/ month. The Government Guru and GSA Guru subscriptions helps small businesses achieve business development goals and successfully bid at all levels of contracting on the local, state, and federal level as well as GSA Federal Supply Schedule development.