Have you ever wondered how to do business with the state of Massachusetts? Or what kind of goods and services does the state look for? Where can you find RFPs and RFRs? We sat down with Maria Gonzalez of M & A Supplier Diversity Consultants, to detail the process of companies looking to win contracts with Massachusetts. Did you know that a goat herder has a contract to eat poison ivy from school yards? Maria will walk you through the bidding wars, give guidance in filling out the application, and find the appropriate state proposals for your business.
We sat down with Jon Geggatt, the SCORE Taunton branch manager, to learn more about the program and how businesses & members can benefit from their free business counseling services. A program of the Small Business Administration, SCORE mentors can provide the practical action plan, education and tools you need to open your doors and establish a customer base. Already own a business? Their volunteer mentors can help identify ways to increase profit, improve employee and customer satisfaction, and achieve work/ life balance. With SCORE, you can have the honest, confidential and sometimes tough conversations about raising money, motivating your team, marketing your business, and other topics.