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Entrepreneur Soundoff!

Your first source for UNvarnished, politically-INcorrect information about how to launch a startup and manage a profitable small business!  Podcast host, Randal Wimmer, is a serial entrepreneur who has stepped on EVERY landmine in the startup minefield, at least once and some of them more times than he cares to admit!  However, these hard-learned lessons were instrumental to his success.  Randal's companies have made hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, been listed on both the INC 500 Fastest Growing Companies List and the Washington Tech Fast 50 List on multiple occassions, and culminated in successful market exits. Randal is also the author of the Amazon Bestselling book, GOOD ENOUGH! To Launch Your Company. (Author website: RandalWimmer.com )  Presently, Randal is helping aspiring entrepreneurs launch successful companies.  He helps people avoid the "franchise trap" by providing entrepreneurs with franchising alternatives with all the benefits of a franchise and none of the royalties, constraints, and hassle. ( ReadyforRevenue.com ) He helps GovCon companies rapidly grow in the FedGov contracting space. ( GovernmentContractingAcademy.com ) Plus, he helps startups and small businesses obtain the corporate credentials to achieve market penetration and rapidly grow. (ISOCertificationGroup.com )  

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82--Fostering Your Entrepreneurial Perspective
If the perspectives of those you listen to and surround yourself with don’t share the same entrepreneurial goals and ambitions, you may find yourself falling behind in your own efforts. Surround yourself with mentors and people that share your same entrepreneurial energy!_________________To get on the fast track to government contracting success, visit our website at:https://governmentcontractingacademy.com/_________________Follow us on other platforms to stay up to date on the latest GovCon tips and tricks:GCA’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/company/governmentcontractingacademy/Randy’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/in/randal-wimmer/The Entrepreneurial Times ▶ https://theentrepreneurialtimes.com/Our Podcast ▶ https://open.spotify.com/show/4T2hq4ymWn4v9hI2hmdxuk?si=0e2aa77541b34b45Our YouTube▶ https://youtube.com/@GovConAcademy
01:06 5/26/23
81--How to Keep Track of Your Bid Effort’s Progress
Unless you have a proper way to track your proposal writing process, you’ll end up with a mess of a final product. Your proposal writers need to have a good measure of what their work is. Otherwise, you’ll be stuck editing, writing, and compiling the proposal at the last minute._________________To get on the fast track to government contracting success, visit our website at:https://governmentcontractingacademy.com/_________________Follow us on other platforms to stay up to date on the latest GovCon tips and tricks:GCA’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/company/governmentcontractingacademy/Randy’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/in/randal-wimmer/The Entrepreneurial Times ▶ https://theentrepreneurialtimes.com/Our Podcast ▶ https://open.spotify.com/show/4T2hq4ymWn4v9hI2hmdxuk?si=0e2aa77541b34b45Our YouTube▶ https://youtube.com/@GovConAcademy
01:43 5/25/23
80--Manage Your Proposal's Real Estate
As you get towards the end of your bid effort, companies often realize that they don’t have enough space to fit everything they want to convey. Learn how to make the most of your proposal’s real estate from the get-go so that you don’t have to cut content!Make sure you understand and read Section L and Section M of the RFP going into your proposal writing effort to make sure you’ll have enough space!_________________To get on the fast track to government contracting success, visit our website at:https://governmentcontractingacademy.com/_________________Follow us on other platforms to stay up to date on the latest GovCon tips and tricks:GCA’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/company/governmentcontractingacademy/Randy’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/in/randal-wimmer/The Entrepreneurial Times ▶ https://theentrepreneurialtimes.com/Our Podcast ▶ https://open.spotify.com/show/4T2hq4ymWn4v9hI2hmdxuk?si=0e2aa77541b34b45Our YouTube▶ https://youtube.com/@GovConAcademy
01:31 5/20/23
79--Convince the Government WHY They Should Care
Learn the 4 Key Phrases that will convince the Government why they should care about components of your proposal. If you can’t explain why what you’re saying is important, the Source Selection Board will never know!Answering the “So What?” question makes it easy for the government to see why what you’re saying will add value if you’re awarded the contract._________________To get on the fast track to government contracting success, visit our website at:https://governmentcontractingacademy.com/_________________Follow us on other platforms to stay up to date on the latest GovCon tips and tricks:GCA’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/company/governmentcontractingacademy/Randy’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/in/randal-wimmer/The Entrepreneurial Times ▶ https://theentrepreneurialtimes.com/Our Podcast ▶ https://open.spotify.com/show/4T2hq4ymWn4v9hI2hmdxuk?si=0e2aa77541b34b45Our YouTube▶ https://youtube.com/@GovConAcademy
01:31 5/19/23
78--How to Define Value in Your Proposal
Don’t let the Government pick what does and doesn’t add value in your proposal. Decide for YOURSELF! Learn why it’s so important to define value in your own terms.By defining value, you can gain the strategic advantage on any proposal and play to your own strengths._________________To get on the fast track to government contracting success, visit our website at:https://governmentcontractingacademy.com/_________________Follow us on other platforms to stay up to date on the latest GovCon tips and tricks:GCA’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/company/governmentcontractingacademy/Randy’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/in/randal-wimmer/The Entrepreneurial Times ▶ https://theentrepreneurialtimes.com/Our Podcast ▶ https://open.spotify.com/show/4T2hq4ymWn4v9hI2hmdxuk?si=0e2aa77541b34b45Our YouTube▶ https://youtube.com/@GovConAcademy
01:30 5/18/23
77--Brand Your Bid Team for Success!
Learn how to establish and utilize a team brand for your next proposal. Having a clear team brand to use throughout your proposal keeps your bid easy to read and if done right, you can actually BORROW capabilities from your partners!_________________To get on the fast track to government contracting success, visit our website at:https://governmentcontractingacademy.com/_________________Follow us on other platforms to stay up to date on the latest GovCon tips and tricks:GCA’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/company/governmentcontractingacademy/Randy’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/in/randal-wimmer/The Entrepreneurial Times ▶ https://theentrepreneurialtimes.com/Our Podcast ▶ https://open.spotify.com/show/4T2hq4ymWn4v9hI2hmdxuk?si=0e2aa77541b34b45Our YouTube▶ https://youtube.com/@GovConAcademy
01:44 5/15/23
76--Why you NEED to Organize Your Proposal Right
Proposal organization is crucial yet often overlooked. Learn how to prepare your bid effort to set yourself up for success. Properly planning and organizing your proposal to stay inline with the government’s scorecard is an easy way to maximize your bid’s score. A simple but organized proposal will beat a complex but messy proposal every time!_________________To get on the fast track to government contracting success, visit our website at:https://governmentcontractingacademy.com/_________________Follow us on other platforms to stay up to date on the latest GovCon tips and tricks:GCA’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/company/governmentcontractingacademy/Randy’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/in/randal-wimmer/The Entrepreneurial Times ▶ https://theentrepreneurialtimes.com/Our Podcast ▶ https://open.spotify.com/show/4T2hq4ymWn4v9hI2hmdxuk?si=0e2aa77541b34b45Our YouTube▶ https://youtube.com/@GovConAcademy
01:28 5/10/23
75--Tips for Your Proposal's Executive Summary
On large contracts, you’ll need to write an executive summary of your proposal. This video covers how to correctly tailor your proposal’s executive summary.It’s key to understand who will actually be reading this executive summary and what they care about. Emphasizing your understanding of your own risks will show key senior government officials that you’re mature enough to complete this work._________________To get on the fast track to government contracting success, visit our website at:https://governmentcontractingacademy.com/_________________Follow us on other platforms to stay up to date on the latest GovCon tips and tricks:GCA’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/company/governmentcontractingacademy/Randy’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/in/randal-wimmer/The Entrepreneurial Times ▶ https://theentrepreneurialtimes.com/Our Podcast ▶ https://open.spotify.com/show/4T2hq4ymWn4v9hI2hmdxuk?si=0e2aa77541b34b45Our YouTube▶ https://youtube.com/@GovConAcademy
01:28 5/9/23
74--Make a Good First Impression with Your Coversheet
The first thing that’s seen on your proposal will be your coversheet. Learn how to set the right tone for your bid!Keep both your credentials and your customer’s logo on the coversheet to show that they’re your focus. Also make sure include the correct source selection information and everything else that is needed to keep it compliant._________________To get on the fast track to government contracting success, visit our website at:https://governmentcontractingacademy.com/_________________Follow us on other platforms to stay up to date on the latest GovCon tips and tricks:GCA’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/company/governmentcontractingacademy/Randy’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/in/randal-wimmer/The Entrepreneurial Times ▶ https://theentrepreneurialtimes.com/Our Podcast ▶ https://open.spotify.com/show/4T2hq4ymWn4v9hI2hmdxuk?si=0e2aa77541b34b45Our YouTube▶ https://youtube.com/@GovConAcademy
01:27 5/8/23
73--Keep your Proposal's Cover Letter Compliant
Make sure you keep your cover letter compliant on your next bid effort. While you can include a lot of extra value in your cover letter, you still need to make sure you cover your bases with the requirements.If you have some extra space, make sure to add a feature benefit table to help emphasize your win themes!_________________To get on the fast track to government contracting success, visit our website at:https://governmentcontractingacademy.com/_________________Follow us on other platforms to stay up to date on the latest GovCon tips and tricks:GCA’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/company/governmentcontractingacademy/Randy’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/in/randal-wimmer/The Entrepreneurial Times ▶ https://theentrepreneurialtimes.com/Our Podcast ▶ https://open.spotify.com/show/4T2hq4ymWn4v9hI2hmdxuk?si=0e2aa77541b34b45Our YouTube▶ https://youtube.com/@GovConAcademy
01:08 5/4/23
72--How to Crush your Proposal's Cover Letter!
Your Proposal’s cover letter is an often overlooked section of the proposal. Learn how to use your cover letter to emphasize your proposal’s win themes!The cover letter can do a lot to provide the source selection board a good idea of how professional of a company and how capable you are at just a first glance. Make your proposal’s cover letter work for you!_________________To get on the fast track to government contracting success, visit our website at:https://governmentcontractingacademy.com/_________________Follow us on other platforms to stay up to date on the latest GovCon tips and tricks:GCA’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/company/governmentcontractingacademy/Randy’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/in/randal-wimmer/The Entrepreneurial Times ▶ https://theentrepreneurialtimes.com/Our Podcast ▶ https://open.spotify.com/show/4T2hq4ymWn4v9hI2hmdxuk?si=0e2aa77541b34b45Our YouTube▶ https://youtube.com/@GovConAcademy
01:23 5/3/23
71--Addressing Transition Risks
You can’t win work from an incumbent contractor unless you show that you can safely take over the work. Learn how to address this risk using an ISO 9001 program that includes a change, risk and knowledge management program._________________To get on the fast track to government contracting success, visit our website at:https://governmentcontractingacademy.com/_________________Follow us on other platforms to stay up to date on the latest GovCon tips and tricks:GCA’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/company/governmentcontractingacademy/Randy’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/in/randal-wimmer/The Entrepreneurial Times ▶ https://theentrepreneurialtimes.com/Our Podcast ▶ https://open.spotify.com/show/4T2hq4ymWn4v9hI2hmdxuk?si=0e2aa77541b34b45Our YouTube▶ https://youtube.com/@GovConAcademy
01:27 5/3/23
69--Ghosting Your Competition with a Customer Satisfaction Program
Saying that your customer comes first means nothing unless you can back it up with action. Learn how you can use a customer satisfaction program to prove that the customer is always at the center of your bid effort!This is something that most of your competition won’t have, but with an ISO 9001 Quality Management System, you can knock this out of the park! In a proposal, proof points and action are always needed to back up statements like “the customer comes first.”_________________To get on the fast track to government contracting success, visit our website at:https://governmentcontractingacademy.com/_________________Follow us on other platforms to stay up to date on the latest GovCon tips and tricks:GCA’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/company/governmentcontractingacademy/Randy’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/in/randal-wimmer/The Entrepreneurial Times ▶ https://theentrepreneurialtimes.com/Our Podcast ▶ https://open.spotify.com/show/4T2hq4ymWn4v9hI2hmdxuk?si=0e2aa77541b34b45Our YouTube▶ https://youtube.com/@GovConAcademy
01:27 5/3/23
64-Proposal Color Team Reviews Part I
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31:29 5/2/23
66-Proposal Color Team Reviews Part II
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55:14 5/2/23
62--Strategies to Penetrate the GovCon Market!
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38:20 4/24/23
67--Addressing Your Proposal Risk Rating
Solution and price begin to mean less and less as your contracts grow bigger. Instead, your risk score becomes more and more important. Learn how to ace this section of your proposal!As a small business, risk is the largest hurdle you must overcome. Small business set aside contracts weigh risk as one of the most important parts of your bid score. Having a risk management plan will allow you to show the source selection board that you are aware of your risks and have plans to mitigate them._________________To get on the fast track to government contracting success, visit our website at:https://governmentcontractingacademy.com/_________________Follow us on other platforms to stay up to date on the latest GovCon tips and tricks:GCA’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/company/governmentcontractingacademy/Randy’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/in/randal-wimmer/The Entrepreneurial Times ▶ https://theentrepreneurialtimes.com/Our Podcast ▶ https://open.spotify.com/show/4T2hq4ymWn4v9hI2hmdxuk?si=0e2aa77541b34b45Our YouTube▶ https://youtube.com/@GovConAcademy
01:27 4/23/23
65--Proposal Tip: Citing Reference Material to Compensate for Lack of Customer Experience
Cite source material as often as possible to go beyond the requirements of the RFP! Citing reference material can help overcome a lack of past performance, showing that you truly understand the proposal reqs.Your bid NEEDS to prove that you understand the requirements and citing source material does that and more._________________To get on the fast track to government contracting success, visit our website at:https://governmentcontractingacademy.com/_________________Follow us on other platforms to stay up to date on the latest GovCon tips and tricks:GCA’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/company/governmentcontractingacademy/Randy’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/in/randal-wimmer/The Entrepreneurial Times ▶ https://theentrepreneurialtimes.com/Our Podcast ▶ https://open.spotify.com/show/4T2hq4ymWn4v9hI2hmdxuk?si=0e2aa77541b34b45Our YouTube▶ https://youtube.com/@GovConAcademy
01:28 4/21/23
63--Proposal Tip: Using Images to Make Space in Your Proposal
Want to learn how to best use images in your proposal? Using pictures, you can make your proposal easier to read. Using diagrams often is a better way to explain something to the source selection board.Tactically using images to provide some space in your next proposal can help you win your next government contract!_________________To get on the fast track to government contracting success, visit our website at:https://governmentcontractingacademy.com/_________________Follow us on other platforms to stay up to date on the latest GovCon tips and tricks:GCA’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/company/governmentcontractingacademy/Randy’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/in/randal-wimmer/The Entrepreneurial Times ▶ https://theentrepreneurialtimes.com/Our Podcast ▶ https://open.spotify.com/show/4T2hq4ymWn4v9hI2hmdxuk?si=0e2aa77541b34b45Our YouTube▶ https://youtube.com/@GovConAcademy
01:28 4/21/23
61--Proposal Tip: Using Call-Out Boxes for Emphasis in Your Proposal
Making your proposal easy to understand makes it easy to award you a contract! Use call out boxes to highlight the most important parts of your bid._________________To get on the fast track to government contracting success, visit our website at:https://governmentcontractingacademy.com/_________________Follow us on other platforms to stay up to date on the latest GovCon tips and tricks:GCA’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/company/governmentcontractingacademy/Randy’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/in/randal-wimmer/The Entrepreneurial Times ▶ https://theentrepreneurialtimes.com/Our Podcast ▶ https://open.spotify.com/show/4T2hq4ymWn4v9hI2hmdxuk?si=0e2aa77541b34b45Our YouTube▶ https://youtube.com/@GovConAcademy
01:28 4/19/23
60--Transition Management...Or How to NOT Win Yourself Out of Business!
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39:31 4/14/23
59--Proposal Tip: Using Feature-Benefit Tables to Connect Win Theme Dots!
Make your proposal stand out to the source selection board by connecting the dots for them. Including a feature benefit table gives them a good summary of your proposal.This part of your bid is so important that you can even include this table in the cover letter for your next proposal to help win large government contracts._________________To get on the fast track to government contracting success, visit our website at:https://governmentcontractingacademy.com/_________________Follow us on other platforms to stay up to date on the latest GovCon tips and tricks:GCA’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/company/governmentcontractingacademy/Randy’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/in/randal-wimmer/The Entrepreneurial Times ▶ https://theentrepreneurialtimes.com/Our Podcast ▶ https://open.spotify.com/show/4T2hq4ymWn4v9hI2hmdxuk?si=0e2aa77541b34b45Our YouTube▶ https://youtube.com/@GovConAcademy
01:28 4/12/23
58--Leveraging Joint Ventures for Small Business Success
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38:29 4/7/23
57--Proposal Tip: Using Numbers as Proposal Proof Points
Justify the numbers in your proposal by using the Government’s own info. These proof points will give your bid the edge over your competitors and show you’re a lower risk option.Any info without a proof point is useless to the source selection board. Its always to add numbers to anything you state to provide concrete evidence._________________To get on the fast track to government contracting success, visit our website at:https://governmentcontractingacademy.com/_________________Follow us on other platforms to stay up to date on the latest GovCon tips and tricks:GCA’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/company/governmentcontractingacademy/Randy’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/in/randal-wimmer/The Entrepreneurial Times ▶ https://theentrepreneurialtimes.com/Our Podcast ▶ https://open.spotify.com/show/4T2hq4ymWn4v9hI2hmdxuk?si=0e2aa77541b34b45Our YouTube▶ https://youtube.com/@GovConAcademy
01:28 4/5/23
56--Finding REAL BUSINESS MENTORS...and Not Celebrity CEOs or Navy SEALS
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27:32 3/29/23
55--Proposal Tip: Adding Value to Your Proposal OrgChart
Learn how to add value to your next Government Contract proposal through your organization chart. Your org chart is an often-overlooked part of a bid, but can add a lot of customer value if you create it right!_________________To get on the fast track to government contracting success, visit our website at:https://governmentcontractingacademy.com/_________________Follow us on other platforms to stay up to date on the latest GovCon tips and tricks:GCA’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/company/governmentcontractingacademy/Randy’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/in/randal-wimmer/The Entrepreneurial Times ▶ https://theentrepreneurialtimes.com/Our Podcast ▶ https://open.spotify.com/show/4T2hq4ymWn4v9hI2hmdxuk?si=0e2aa77541b34b45Our YouTube▶ https://youtube.com/@GovConAcademy
01:28 3/24/23
54--Breaking All the Rules and Creating a Proposal FACTORY!
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28:09 3/22/23
53--Proposal Tip: Putting the Customer at the Center of Your Proposal
Avoid this proposal writing landmine by putting the customer’s mission first. Writing your customer into your next proposal shows that you understand that their mission is your focus.Your bid needs to show that your small business is capable of meeting the contract requirements, but don’t fall into the trap of making the proposal all about your company._________________To get on the fast track to government contracting success, visit our website at:https://governmentcontractingacademy.com/_________________Follow us on other platforms to stay up to date on the latest GovCon tips and tricks:GCA’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/company/governmentcontractingacademy/Randy’s Linkedin ▶ https://www.linkedin.com/in/randal-wimmer/The Entrepreneurial Times ▶ https://theentrepreneurialtimes.com/Our Podcast ▶ https://open.spotify.com/show/4T2hq4ymWn4v9hI2hmdxuk?si=0e2aa77541b34b45Our YouTube▶ https://youtube.com/@GovConAcademy
01:28 3/17/23
52--Maximizing Bid Profit!
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29:51 3/15/23
51--Proposal Tip: Demonstrating Your UNDERSTANDING of Customer Requirements
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01:28 3/10/23