Government Contracting Institute Classes Start March 31, 2009

Elkridge, Maryland (PressExposure) March 22, 2009 -- The Center for Business and Technology Development and TargetGov announce the Government Contracting Institute, a comprehensive series of in-person classes for the business person who wants to become a successful government contractor. The series of seminars will be held at The Center for Business and Technology Development, 9250 Bendix Road, North, Columbia, MD 21045. Space is limited to ensure an optimal learning environment. For further information and to register, please contact The Center for Business and Technology Development at 410-313-6550 or visit [].

The Introduction to Government Contracting kicks off the series and a full range of Certification, Registrations, Business Development, Proposal Writing, Contract Management, Accounting, Legal Issues and Security Clearances seminars are taught by experts in the field of government contracting.

Attendees will learn how to do business with the government, get certified as a minority, veteran, service-disabled veteran, disadvantaged, woman-owned or simply "small" business and open doors to millions, in contract opportunities.

Participants will learn the required registrations, the basics of contracting law, rules, and the key players involved in contracting; the basics of certification: what is certification, who qualifies, what certifications are available at the federal, state and county government levels, what are the benefits, what is the process to get certified, and what agencies use certified companies; how to obtain opportunities via BRAC; understand the different contract types, differences and challenges associated with each type as well as identifying the stakeholders associated with the contracts and dealing with their expectations; obtain the information businesses need to know about the GSA schedule process and how to obtain the contract; government cost accounting standards, pricing strategies, discussion of software applications including QuickBooks and other alternatives and audit preparation; and what a security clearance is, who is qualified to receive a clearance, types of clearances, the procedures and much, much more.

About The Center for Business and Technology Development: Founded in May 2000, The Center is dedicated to the discovery, stimulation, nurturing, growth, and success of entrepreneurship in Howard County. It has gained a national reputation for creating innovative programs to foster entrepreneurship in the greater Washington/Baltimore region. Among its many service offerings, the Center provides assistance to over 1,000 entrepreneurs annually through its Business Resource Center and facilities for NeoTech Incubator companies. A “one stop shop” for entrepreneurial services, the Center is one of the few facilities in the nation that combines a business incubator and business resource center under one roof. With the addition of the Howard Technology Council to encourage business growth and develop educational programs for the technology community, it makes The Center even more the place for small businesses to be in Howard County. For more information about The Center for Business and Technology Development, please visit

About the Government Contracting Institute: The Government Contracting Institute (GCI) offers businesses the opportunity to receive instruction from leaders in the government contracting market on topics such as getting registered as a contractor, certifications, business development, market research, proposal writing, oral presentations, accounting and legal issues, project and contract management and security clearances. For more information about The Government Contracting Institute, please visit [].

About TargetGov

TargetGov is a woman-owned business offering national business development and consulting services for companies that want to enter and become successful in the federal government contracting market. TargetGov offered the first national teleconference series highlighting government contracting processes and its president, Gloria Berthold Larkin teaches and speaks nationally about this unique market. She is author of “The Veterans Business Guide: How to Build a Successful Government Contracting Business” (book) and of many articles that have been published nationally and internationally. She has been interviewed on television and radio shows and has been quoted in national publications such as USA Today, Government Executive and Entrepreneur magazine. Visit: for more information.

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Press Release Submitted On: March 19, 2009 at 2:48 pm
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