NBIC Joins PTAC and SBDC to offer GSA Training

UTPTAC GSA

NBIC is pleased to collaborate with UT PTAC and SBDC to offer a General Schedule Administration training seminar.  We invite you to join us to learn more about GSA schedules and what they can mean to your business.

Thursday, July 30, 2015                   9:00 am – 12 Noon – Seminar

1:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. – Individual Counseling

 

NBIC Training Center

315 10th Ave North

Nashville, TN 37203

Featuring:  Mr. Paul Middlebrooks, Marketing Consultant, University of Tennessee Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

The objective of this training is to review the GSA procurement process; explain terms & definitions, “how to get on schedule,” as well as review the basic GSA Schedule acquisition requirements for “Most Favored Customer” and Pricing.

Key Session Topics:

  • Enhance your understanding of how GSA Schedules are used in the Federal Acquisition process.
  • Regardless of your GSA Schedule interest, bring your questions to the seminar regarding filling out a GSA contract.
  • Get tips on marketing to the Federal Government while on the GSA Schedule.

Registration Go To:

http://www.ptassist.com/services/ptac_register.php?id=C61ED45647  

For questions contact Debbie Barber at 615-532-8885 or by email at debbie.barber@tennessee.edu

IMPORTANT: Bring a copy of the GSA Schedule (see below) that you are in the process of completing to obtain individual counseling. Refer to GSA’s Schedules e-Library website: HTTP://WWW.GSAELIBRARY.GSA.GOV

GSA PRILIMINARY CRITERIA

  • Projected government sales to reach at least $75,000
  • Show financial capability and Past Performance
  • In most cases, to have been in business for 2-years

NBIC Client Wins 2015 NBIA Award!

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The Green Truck Moving Company (TGTMC) was founded on April 15, 2010 by three long-time friends and college roommates Clinton Gray III, Emanuel Reed and Derrick Moore.  The company was started with an initial investment of $1000 each, and a goal to pioneer conservation efforts in an otherwise wasteful field.  To say their efforts over the past five years have been successful would be an understatement.

TGTMC entered the Nashville Business Incubation Center (NBIC) in June of 2011.  As Acorns, year 1 in the NBIC program, the company grew to seven employees and sales increased 365%.  They increased marketing efforts focusing on the environment, community, and customer service.

In their second year of incubation, the Seedling phase, TGTMC increased their number of moving trucks, and created three new jobs.  As Seedlings, TGTMC focused on developing their team, social media strategy, and search engine optimization.  TGTMC also concentrated on developing their commercial clients during this phase.

As Saplings, year three, TGTMC grew to 30 employees, obtained an 8(a) certification, and expanded the company regionally.

As Mighty Oaks, TGTMC’s fleet of trucks increased to nine, diversified into transportation, move management, storage, and waste management.

TGTMC closed their final fiscal year with NBIC with a 634% sales increase over their first year of incubation. They also created 27 jobs.  NBIC is pleased to announce that TGTMC graduated from the Traditional Incubation program in April 2015; moving into a larger warehouse space where they can continue to grow.

Among the many awards and community recognitions, TGTMC has been recognized as the 2011 Best Environmentally Friendly Business in Nashville, 2012 2nd Best Moving Company (behind 2 Men and a Truck), and the 2013 3rd Best Moving Company awards given by the Nashville Scene as high achievements in customer recognition. In 2014, the team was recognized by on the Nashville Black 40 under 40, and Clinton Gray was recognized by the Nashville Business Journal as a winner in the Chief Marketing Officer awards.

TGTMC is most recently honored with the 2015 National Business Incubation Association Outstanding Client, General and Special Focus Category.  NBIA awards nominations are open internationally to all members of the National Business Incubation Association worldwide.  This is the second consecutive win for NBIC, with NBIC graduate A-Z DME taking the 2014 NBIA Graduate of the Year Non-Technology award.

NBIC congratulates Clinton Gray, Derrick Moore, and Emanuel Reed, along with The Green Truck Moving Company, on their many significant achievements over the past four years.  NBIC is pleased to count you among our Mighty Oaks.