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Meet the Experts interviews with host Neil McDonnell of the Small Business Success Club, president and founder of the GovCon Chamber of Commerce. Tune in as Neil interviews government and small business experts who generously offer useful tips and insights for small businesses growing as government contractors. Discover how small businesses can research opportunities, build relationships, promote their capabilities, request small business set-aside (SBSA) opportunities and secure government business contracts.BLOG: https://www.govconchamber.com/Small-Business-Success-TipsHOST: Neil McDonnell (Small Business Success Club)Neil is a small business owner, mentor, coach and trainer committed to helping small businesses achieve their goals. He is a motivational speaker, trainer and vocal advocate for the potential of American small businesses. His passion is drawn from his personal experience serving in the US Army, from providing contracting services to various government agencies, and from the many successful and failed companies he has founded since his youth.Connect with Neil: https://LinkedIn.com/in/Neil-McDonnell

Latest Episodes

NAVSEA | Dan Duckwitz | Episode 28

Nell McDonnell interviews NAVSEA Deputy for Small Business Dan Duckwitz about the importance of research and small business solutions that address the pain points of specific program offices, the complexity of the NAVSEA structure and the need for small business feedback.Host Neil McDonnell, president Small Business Success Club and founder of the GovCon Chamber of Commerce interviews government and small business experts who generously offer useful tips and insights for GovCon Chamber members. Discover how small businesses can research opportunities, build relationships, promote their capabilities, request small business set-aside opportunities and secure government business contracts.https://www.GovConChamber.com

35 MINAUG 22
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NAVSEA | Dan Duckwitz | Episode 28

RSM Federal | Josh Frank | Episode 27

Nell McDonnell interviews author and RSM Federal managing director Josh Frank about the 'long-game' cycle of government contracting, how to combine business development with business strategy, grow through subcontracting and to directly influence acquisition.Host Neil McDonnell, president Small Business Success Club and founder of the GovCon Chamber of Commerce interviews government and small business experts who generously offer useful tips and insights for GovCon Chamber members. Discover how small businesses can research opportunities, build relationships, promote their capabilities, request small business set-aside opportunities and secure government business contracts.https://www.GovConChamber.com

36 MINAUG 13
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RSM Federal | Josh Frank | Episode 27

Solvability | Jenny W. Clark | Episode 26

Nell McDonnell interviews Solvability CEO Jenny W. Clark on financial fundamentals of direct and indirect costs, competitive pricing strategies for small businesses and the financial systems required for DCAA compliance, maturity and scalability in government contracting.Host Neil McDonnell, president Small Business Success Club and founder of the HUBZone Chamber of Commerce interviews government and small business experts who generously offer useful tips and insights for HUBZone Chamber members. Discover how small businesses can research opportunities, build relationships, promote their capabilities, request small business set-aside (SBSA) opportunities and secure government business contracts.https://www.GovConChamber.com

37 MINAUG 1
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Solvability | Jenny W. Clark | Episode 26

Air Force Cryptologic and Cyber Systems Division | Sam Riehn | Episode 25

Nell McDonnell interviews Air Force Cyber/IT Acquisition Officer Sam Riehn on how to identify the Air Force program managers who buy what you sell, how acquisition is changing and how small businesses with cyber security capabilities can take advantage of exciting new opportunities.Host Neil McDonnell, president Small Business Success Club and founder of the HUBZone Chamber of Commerce interviews government and small business experts who generously offer useful tips and insights for HUBZone Chamber members. Discover how small businesses can research opportunities, build relationships, promote their capabilities, request small business set-aside (SBSA) opportunities and secure government business contracts.https://www.HUBZoneChamber.org/

37 MINJUL 30
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Air Force Cryptologic and Cyber Systems Division | Sam Riehn | Episode 25

Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane | Matt Burkett | Episode 24

Nell McDonnell interviews Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane (NAVSEA) Director of Small Business Programs Matt Burkett about the scope of contracts available in support of the mission of NSWC Crane, tips and techniques to research opportunities and the primary acquisition procedures and vehicles used.Host Neil McDonnell, president Small Business Success Club and founder of the HUBZone Chamber of Commerce interviews government and small business experts who generously offer useful tips and insights for HUBZone Chamber members. Discover how small businesses can research opportunities, build relationships, promote their capabilities, request small business set-aside (SBSA) opportunities and secure government business contracts.https://www.HUBZoneChamber.org/

28 MINJUL 24
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Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane | Matt Burkett | Episode 24

US Navy | Small Business Storytelling with Emily Harman | Episode 23

Nell McDonnell interviews Navy Small Business Program Director Emily Harman about DOD’s annual Small Business Training Week and her session on the power of positive small businesses storytelling. Emily Harman is one of the most vocal and visible champions for Small Businesses within the Navy, an immensely qualified and highly respected GovCon influencer. After 30 years of federal service, Emily retired from Navy in June 2019. As Director of the Department of the Navy's Office of Small Business Programs, Emily Harmon was the chief advisor to the Secretary of the Navy on all small business matters. Host Neil McDonnell of SV Mac Pack, Inc. and founder of the HUBZone Chamber of Commerce interviews government and small business experts who generously offer useful tips and insights for HUBZone Chamber members. Discover how small businesses can research opportunities, build relationships, promote their capabilities, request small business set-aside (SBSA) opportunities and secure governme...

33 MINJUN 12
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US Navy | Small Business Storytelling with Emily Harman | Episode 23

Author GovCon Expert | Judy Bradt | Episode 22

Neil McDonnell interviews Judy Bradt about the personal side of federal contracting and how building relationships is the most critical – but overlooked – secret to success in federal contracting. Judy Bradt is CEO of Summit Insight and has helped over 7,000 clients win more than $300 million dollars over the past 30 years. Author | Government Contracts Made EasierHost Neil McDonnell of SV Mac Pack, Inc. and founder of the HUBZone Chamber of Commerce interviews government and small business experts who generously offer useful tips and insights for HUBZone Chamber members. Discover how small businesses can research opportunities, build relationships, promote their capabilities, request small business set-aside (SBSA) opportunities and secure government business contracts.https://www.HUBZoneChamber.org/

28 MINJUN 12
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Author GovCon Expert | Judy Bradt | Episode 22

Navy | Understanding Navy Buying Commands with Emily Harman | Episode 21

Neil McDonnell interviews Emily Harman about developments in the Navy's Office of Small Business programs, how to develop strategic relationships with the 10 buying commands, developments in acquisition, federal contracting and subcontracting for HUBZone small businesses.Host Neil McDonnell of SV Mac Pack, Inc. and founder of the HUBZone Chamber of Commerce interviews government and small business experts who generously offer useful tips and insights for HUBZone Chamber members. Discover how small businesses can research opportunities, build relationships, promote their capabilities, request small business set-aside (SBSA) opportunities and secure government business contracts.https://www.HUBZoneChamber.org/

34 MIN2018 OCT 18
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Navy | Understanding Navy Buying Commands with Emily Harman | Episode 21

USAF | Valerie Muck | Episode 20

In this episode, Neil McDonnell interviews Valerie L. Muck, US Air Force Small Business Programs Director about the US Air Force Office of Small Business programs, how to develop strategic relationships with small business specialists, new developments in acquisition, subcontracting strategies and how companies must proactively convey how they can further the Air Force's mission.Participation of guest or views expressed do not constitute an endorsement of any kind.Host Neil McDonnell of SV Mac Pack, Inc. and founder of the HUBZone Chamber of Commerce interviews government and small business experts who generously offer useful tips and insights for HUBZone Chamber members. Discover how small businesses can research opportunities, build relationships, promote their capabilities, request small business set-aside (SBSA) opportunities and secure government business contracts.

31 MIN2018 AUG 24
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USAF | Valerie Muck | Episode 20

GovCon Expert | Mark Amtower | Episode 19

In this episode, Neil McDonnell interviews Mark Amtower (Amtower & Company) one of the foremost government contracting consultants advising companies on how to grow and succeed in the federal government market. In this podcast, Amtower provides powerful tips for defining your business niche, highlighting differentiation, building strategic relationships, conducting effective research, and using social media and networks.Host Neil McDonnell of SV Mac Pack, Inc. and founder of the HUBZone Chamber of Commerce interviews government and small business experts who generously offer useful tips and insights for HUBZone Chamber members. Discover how small businesses can research opportunities, build relationships, promote their capabilities, request small business set-aside (SBSA) opportunities and secure government business contracts.

30 MIN2018 AUG 24
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GovCon Expert | Mark Amtower | Episode 19

Latest Episodes

NAVSEA | Dan Duckwitz | Episode 28

Nell McDonnell interviews NAVSEA Deputy for Small Business Dan Duckwitz about the importance of research and small business solutions that address the pain points of specific program offices, the complexity of the NAVSEA structure and the need for small business feedback.Host Neil McDonnell, president Small Business Success Club and founder of the GovCon Chamber of Commerce interviews government and small business experts who generously offer useful tips and insights for GovCon Chamber members. Discover how small businesses can research opportunities, build relationships, promote their capabilities, request small business set-aside opportunities and secure government business contracts.https://www.GovConChamber.com

35 MINAUG 22
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NAVSEA | Dan Duckwitz | Episode 28

RSM Federal | Josh Frank | Episode 27

Nell McDonnell interviews author and RSM Federal managing director Josh Frank about the 'long-game' cycle of government contracting, how to combine business development with business strategy, grow through subcontracting and to directly influence acquisition.Host Neil McDonnell, president Small Business Success Club and founder of the GovCon Chamber of Commerce interviews government and small business experts who generously offer useful tips and insights for GovCon Chamber members. Discover how small businesses can research opportunities, build relationships, promote their capabilities, request small business set-aside opportunities and secure government business contracts.https://www.GovConChamber.com

36 MINAUG 13
Comments
RSM Federal | Josh Frank | Episode 27

Solvability | Jenny W. Clark | Episode 26

Nell McDonnell interviews Solvability CEO Jenny W. Clark on financial fundamentals of direct and indirect costs, competitive pricing strategies for small businesses and the financial systems required for DCAA compliance, maturity and scalability in government contracting.Host Neil McDonnell, president Small Business Success Club and founder of the HUBZone Chamber of Commerce interviews government and small business experts who generously offer useful tips and insights for HUBZone Chamber members. Discover how small businesses can research opportunities, build relationships, promote their capabilities, request small business set-aside (SBSA) opportunities and secure government business contracts.https://www.GovConChamber.com

37 MINAUG 1
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Solvability | Jenny W. Clark | Episode 26

Air Force Cryptologic and Cyber Systems Division | Sam Riehn | Episode 25

Nell McDonnell interviews Air Force Cyber/IT Acquisition Officer Sam Riehn on how to identify the Air Force program managers who buy what you sell, how acquisition is changing and how small businesses with cyber security capabilities can take advantage of exciting new opportunities.Host Neil McDonnell, president Small Business Success Club and founder of the HUBZone Chamber of Commerce interviews government and small business experts who generously offer useful tips and insights for HUBZone Chamber members. Discover how small businesses can research opportunities, build relationships, promote their capabilities, request small business set-aside (SBSA) opportunities and secure government business contracts.https://www.HUBZoneChamber.org/

37 MINJUL 30
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Air Force Cryptologic and Cyber Systems Division | Sam Riehn | Episode 25

Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane | Matt Burkett | Episode 24

Nell McDonnell interviews Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane (NAVSEA) Director of Small Business Programs Matt Burkett about the scope of contracts available in support of the mission of NSWC Crane, tips and techniques to research opportunities and the primary acquisition procedures and vehicles used.Host Neil McDonnell, president Small Business Success Club and founder of the HUBZone Chamber of Commerce interviews government and small business experts who generously offer useful tips and insights for HUBZone Chamber members. Discover how small businesses can research opportunities, build relationships, promote their capabilities, request small business set-aside (SBSA) opportunities and secure government business contracts.https://www.HUBZoneChamber.org/

28 MINJUL 24
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Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane | Matt Burkett | Episode 24

US Navy | Small Business Storytelling with Emily Harman | Episode 23

Nell McDonnell interviews Navy Small Business Program Director Emily Harman about DOD’s annual Small Business Training Week and her session on the power of positive small businesses storytelling. Emily Harman is one of the most vocal and visible champions for Small Businesses within the Navy, an immensely qualified and highly respected GovCon influencer. After 30 years of federal service, Emily retired from Navy in June 2019. As Director of the Department of the Navy's Office of Small Business Programs, Emily Harmon was the chief advisor to the Secretary of the Navy on all small business matters. Host Neil McDonnell of SV Mac Pack, Inc. and founder of the HUBZone Chamber of Commerce interviews government and small business experts who generously offer useful tips and insights for HUBZone Chamber members. Discover how small businesses can research opportunities, build relationships, promote their capabilities, request small business set-aside (SBSA) opportunities and secure governme...

33 MINJUN 12
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US Navy | Small Business Storytelling with Emily Harman | Episode 23

Author GovCon Expert | Judy Bradt | Episode 22

Neil McDonnell interviews Judy Bradt about the personal side of federal contracting and how building relationships is the most critical – but overlooked – secret to success in federal contracting. Judy Bradt is CEO of Summit Insight and has helped over 7,000 clients win more than $300 million dollars over the past 30 years. Author | Government Contracts Made EasierHost Neil McDonnell of SV Mac Pack, Inc. and founder of the HUBZone Chamber of Commerce interviews government and small business experts who generously offer useful tips and insights for HUBZone Chamber members. Discover how small businesses can research opportunities, build relationships, promote their capabilities, request small business set-aside (SBSA) opportunities and secure government business contracts.https://www.HUBZoneChamber.org/

28 MINJUN 12
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Author GovCon Expert | Judy Bradt | Episode 22

Navy | Understanding Navy Buying Commands with Emily Harman | Episode 21

Neil McDonnell interviews Emily Harman about developments in the Navy's Office of Small Business programs, how to develop strategic relationships with the 10 buying commands, developments in acquisition, federal contracting and subcontracting for HUBZone small businesses.Host Neil McDonnell of SV Mac Pack, Inc. and founder of the HUBZone Chamber of Commerce interviews government and small business experts who generously offer useful tips and insights for HUBZone Chamber members. Discover how small businesses can research opportunities, build relationships, promote their capabilities, request small business set-aside (SBSA) opportunities and secure government business contracts.https://www.HUBZoneChamber.org/

34 MIN2018 OCT 18
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Navy | Understanding Navy Buying Commands with Emily Harman | Episode 21

USAF | Valerie Muck | Episode 20

In this episode, Neil McDonnell interviews Valerie L. Muck, US Air Force Small Business Programs Director about the US Air Force Office of Small Business programs, how to develop strategic relationships with small business specialists, new developments in acquisition, subcontracting strategies and how companies must proactively convey how they can further the Air Force's mission.Participation of guest or views expressed do not constitute an endorsement of any kind.Host Neil McDonnell of SV Mac Pack, Inc. and founder of the HUBZone Chamber of Commerce interviews government and small business experts who generously offer useful tips and insights for HUBZone Chamber members. Discover how small businesses can research opportunities, build relationships, promote their capabilities, request small business set-aside (SBSA) opportunities and secure government business contracts.

31 MIN2018 AUG 24
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USAF | Valerie Muck | Episode 20

GovCon Expert | Mark Amtower | Episode 19

In this episode, Neil McDonnell interviews Mark Amtower (Amtower & Company) one of the foremost government contracting consultants advising companies on how to grow and succeed in the federal government market. In this podcast, Amtower provides powerful tips for defining your business niche, highlighting differentiation, building strategic relationships, conducting effective research, and using social media and networks.Host Neil McDonnell of SV Mac Pack, Inc. and founder of the HUBZone Chamber of Commerce interviews government and small business experts who generously offer useful tips and insights for HUBZone Chamber members. Discover how small businesses can research opportunities, build relationships, promote their capabilities, request small business set-aside (SBSA) opportunities and secure government business contracts.

30 MIN2018 AUG 24
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GovCon Expert | Mark Amtower | Episode 19