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What Would Sheila Say? // Teaching Licensed + Certified Professionals How to Get Clear & Create Joyful Careers & Businesses (An Original CreativesEd® Podcast)

Apr 20, 2023

If you’ve ever wondered how people get government contracts (and how you can cash in on this, even if you’re not in the Good Ole Boys Club), then this episode is for you! 

It’s Episode 46 y'all and the last one before we start to shift into the next phase of this podcast, into the next leveling up of What Would Sheila Say and I am soooo excited for what’s to come. 

One of the things I felt really strongly about sharing with you is this concept of government contracts, DBEs and RFPs. I will go through these acronyms in the episode, but I want to tell you WHY this is the case - why I chose this topic.

Most people do NOT know about government or nonprofit or corporate contracts, which means quite often that the same people and companies year after year get a slew of contracts from local, state, federal government, and I don’t like that. I want us to have diversity in how our government serves us, and I want to make sure that marginalized communities and those who are not at the table, who are not normally “in the know” - you know, those good ole boys club backroom deals - KNOW about the ways to get to that table. And government contracts are a surefire way to be in the know, to be AT the table - but you have to know they exist, and it’s a way to make money and serve your community - and if you never know, you can never put your hat in the ring.

So today, we’re talking about getting GOVERNMENT and NONPROFIT and CORPORATE clients through bids, and proposals. We’re also going to touch on the fact that once you get those, often, the doors open up to you in ways you can’t even imagine, that then makes it easier for you to get more traditional clients, too.

And if you aren’t sure where to find these things wherever you live, I’m your girl. DM me, email me. I got you. We’ll find those resources together, okay?

At the end, as always, I leave you with a bit of homework to start taking action today. Y’all ready? Let’s do this!

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