Fran Dean-Bishop, the East Coast Managing Director of Supplier Diversity in Tech. is an award-winning coach, master trainer and CEO of an 8(a) Certified, woman-owned small business, with a 15-year track record in leadership, teambuilding and public speaking.
Fran has proven experience, in such industries as healthcare, construction, industrial chemicals, government services and entrepreneurial organizations.
As the Federal buying season gets underway, Fran has 3 key suggestions for how to generate opportunities for your diverse business:
- Now is the time to watch fbo.gov for low-hanging fruit opportunities. Familiarize yourself with the site and check-in regularly to see what new opportunities are available.
- Also, look at the “interested vendors” link on selected solicitations to look for potential partners.
- Finally, if you do not have any current government customers, now is the time to look for who’s buying what you sell and position yourself for 2018 opportunities.
Please connect with Fran on LinkedIn and feel free to reach out to her if you’re going to be in the D.C. area in the months to come. She’d love to meet you!