U.P. companies are getting some help on how to grow in spite of tough times.
One possibility — making the federal government a customer.
The Marquette Michigan Works! office hosted a basic seminar on how to sell to government agencies.
America’s federal government is the world’s largest buyer of goods and services, to the tune of more than $400 billion a year.
More than $90 billion of that goes to small businesses.
Traverse City Michigan Works! PTAC chief Todd Olson says a company that’s willing to put in some elbow grease can expect to land a contract eventually.
Most kinds of businesses can get a government contract as long as they have a history of stability and are trying to expand their existing business.
There’s a second seminar coming up in February building on the topics presented today.
Both workshops are free of charge.