Give Me 5 is a partnership between American Express OPEN (I’ve blogged before about the OPEN trends reports about government procurement) and WIPP (Women in Public Policy) that’s designed to help women business owners get a leg up on contracting opportunities.
While the site does have resources specific to women business owners, it also provides a number of resources that all business owners can use, such as free contracting information sessions delivered by telephone and webinar.
Visit the Give Me 5 website at http://www.giveme5.com.
You can also visit the main website for American Express OPEN’s government contracting program, Victory in Procurement (VIP). There are a ton of resources for business owners at any level – those who are new to contracting and those who have had success and are looking to grow.
The OPEN site offers everything from expert posts, to new procurement research, to contracting success stories from small business owners.
Finally, you can check out and join the American Express OPEN Victory in Procurement LinkedIn group. This is an extension of the VIP OPEN Forum site that provides real-time discussion of contracting news and opportunities.
I hope you’ll take full advantage of these resources from my friends at WIPP and their partners at American Express OPEN.