CODY — Any business that has dealt with government contracting knows it is different than civilian operations. The ins and outs of government contracting will be one focus of the 2013 Government Resources and Opportunities for Business (GRO-Biz) Conference and Idea Expo Feb. 19-21 in Cody.
"The conference is a great way to learn how to market and sell your services and products in a multi-billion dollar federal government market," U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi said in a release. Enzi is one of the partners for the event and will be presenting the opening keynote on Feb. 20 at about 8:30 a.m. at Cody's Holiday Inn, 1701 Sheridan Ave.
"As the federal government looks for ways to save money and cut back on its budget, Wyoming businesses have a leg up on the competition," Enzi said. "We have a history of doing more with less, and that's a great advantage when contracting with the government."
But government contracting only represents one side of GRO-Biz's coin. The event offers a dual-track program, with workshops and talks for the government contracting and the general business track running simultaneously throughout the conference.
For instance, in one time slot, Candace Klein, the founder of SoMoLend — a debt-based crowdfunding platform — will be speaking about starting a successful crowdfunding campaign, which was further enabled by last year's JOBS Act.
"I firmly believe the JOBS Act is probably one of the most important pieces of legislation I will have seen in my lifetime," Klein has said. "I think this changes the world."
Simultaneously in another room, Contracting Officer Jason Salsgiver of the U.S. Property and Fiscal Office will discuss the government's online invoicing systems.
Other topics on the government track to be covered during GRO-Biz include accounting requirements, how to price your proposals to win a contract, an overview of government contracting, financing and subcontracting.
On the private side, topics include digital data loss prevention, employee health management, inventory management, process waste elimination and energy efficiency.
Registration and more information for the conference can be found here
. More info is also available by calling 866-253-3300 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
. According to a release, past conferences have led to various successful business partnerships.
Watch for nearly live coverage of the event in Wyoming Business Report's
eDailies during the conference.
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