Navigating the World of Government Contracting with Neil McDonnell

marketing Oct 18, 2019

In this 2019 interview, GovCon Chamber president and founder Neil McDonnell describes his motivation for creating the GovCon Chamber of Commerce (formerly the HUBZone Chamber) to help level the playing field for small businesses across the country. 

Government Contracting is not a secret, it is a just process.



How do you learn to navigate the quagmire of federal contracting when you have less than $1 million in revenue?

In this week’s interview with Mitchell Levy, host of Thought Leader Life, GovCon Chamber president Neil McDonnell  discusses the lessons learned during his 25 year journey in government contracting.

With 25 years experience serving numerous federal agencies, Neil explains how he could have scaled his businesses even more successfully, if he had understood the process earlier in his career. 

The GovCon Chamber of Commerces was created with a mission to shorten the learning curves for 'newbies' in the federal space to help them get up to speed faster.

Small Businesses are easily overwhelmed

Small businesses with less than $1M in revenue can be overwhelmed by how complex government contracting is. How does a small woman-owned, veteran-owned or frankly any small business navigate this complexity? 

From outside the Washington DC beltway, the federal marketplace can seem like a foreign country with its own unique language and traditions. You don’t benefit from the privileges and access that the DC-Maryland-Virginia beltway affords. 

But you should.

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