Arpit Malaviya, CEO, PRoDIGIQ
Richard and his team have the highest level of federal contracting expertise! They speak the same language as government contracting officers, program managers and requirements officers which is critical to communicating our solutions to decision makers. Richard's in-depth knowledge of funding and various contracting mechanisms provides the ability to help shape acquisitions agreements from both the government & company sides of a deal and we highly recommend his services!
Elinor Chang - Chief of Staff, UXReactor, Inc.
Ricky was great to work with and was very knowdledgeable in this space! We enjoyed working with Ricky and appreciated his diligence and his attitude. Recommend to other companies looking for similar services.
Koren Wise, Owner of Wise Technical Innovations
Ricky has the perspective and experience that small businesses need to navigate the DoD contracting world. The tools that he brings to the table, the guests he selects, and the truths every company needs to understand, make his podcast a "must listen to". His methodology can and will lead to sales if you pay attention and put into practice what he is preaching!
Podcast Listener - Varied and Comprehensive Topic Range
What I love about this podcast is the range of topics it covers. From compliance and tech innovations to success stories and funding strategies, it's a comprehensive resource for anyone in the field of government contracting.
Amazon Customer - A Government Contracting must have
If you're trying to sell to the government, you're probably aware of Richard Howard, and if you're not, you should be. This book is well written, and will help support any efforts to secure government contracts.
Podcast Listener - Blueprint for Contracting Success
The Winning Formula's episode provided what feels like a blueprint for success in securing government contracts. The practical tips and strategies discussed are invaluable.
Amazon Customer - Wonderful way to focus on what matters in GovCon!
This planner is amazing! I've only been a government contractor for about 6 months but I already feel overwhelmed! This planner has helped me organize my leads, focus on the activities that matter, and win awards! Highly recommended to anyone looking to boost their govcon business!
Podcast Listener - A Masterclass in Government Contracting
Every episode feels like a masterclass. Whether it's discussing compliance standards, sharing success stories, or exploring technological advancements, the podcast consistently delivers high-quality content.
Amazon Customer - Excellent Primer of New Small Business Owners
I recently purchased my first small business. I'm a veteran and, although I worked in finance and acquisition for the Air Force, I didn't know the first thing about setting up my business so that I could compete for and win government contracts. Richards's DoD contracting academy gave me the foundation I needed to get registered in SAM.gov and position my business for success. I'm excited to see how the systems in this planet will help me along the journey.
Jared R - One of the best books you could ever get regarding Government Contracting
One of the best books you could ever get regarding Government Contracting coming from someone who scoured through 10+ books and 25+ hours of consuming government contracting content. I've been in the Government Contracting space for about 3 years now and have been through 2 high ticket courses 11 books and have listened to several people on YouTube talking about how to become successful as a government contractor.
Richard is the #1 Defense Contractor guide in the entire market. He knows everything it takes to land $1,000,000 contracts and breaks it down and into simple and easy steps anyone can take to land their first ground breaking contract.
I'd recommend listening to his entire podcast DoD Contract Academy to see how others have found success and how to understand the basic foundations of government contracting.
Podcast Listener - Thankful to have discovered Richard's Podcast
I thought I had listened to every podcast out their related to government contracting. I was happily surprised when I recently discovered this hidden gem. Finally, someone was covering the information I was looking for.
Ernesto Bent - Game Changer for Government Contractors
Being part of over $100M in government contracts for the DoD, the book would have helped many contractors to find the right leads, not just get in the door but get the meetings, and close many more contracts. I get solicited many times from companies that have no clue as to what we do and their message ends up in the trash. Don't be that guy or gal. Do yourself a favor and pick up this book to guide you on how to do government contracting the right way and win contracts.
Jeffrey Feldberg - An Invaluable Resource
It's not often that you hear industry, secrets, and strategies that get results. Retired lieutenant colonel Richard Howard does exactly this and more on his podcast. If your business works with the government or you're thinking of getting into government contracts, this is the podcast to listen to...End of story. An excellent production.
Zach Huffman, SOFware LLC - USAF SBIR Contract Winner & 5 Star Review!
Richard delivered an outstanding report to help our company develop a clear, actionable business development plan. He has tremendous insight into government contracting and took the time to educate our team about the various mechanisms for bidding on and funding government contracts. I highly recommend his consulting services for his knowledge, thoroughness and professionalism.
Richard's knowledge of government procurement, sales, and contracting is second to none. He used his experience as a senior leader in US government acquisitions to hand craft a step by step approach for our company to sell directly to the government, simplifying a complicated process. He identified multiple customers that have a proven track record purchasing the type of product we sell and provided a rank ordered list of contract vehicle that would work for us. Additionally, he personally spoke with several government decision makers on our behalf and hand crafted a unique approach to working with specific US government agencies. I highly recommend Richard.
Richard and his team solved a major defense contracting hurdle for us. They provided expert advice and generated an official acquisitions contract response which paid for their service and then some. Highly recommend!
Richard's background as a DoD acquisitions office, expertise in government contracting and proven track record helping companies in the federal marketplace literally puts him in the top 1% of consultants in this field. He is a key resource for my company and I consider him a trusted advisor. Highly recommend his services to any business looking to increase business with the US government!
Podcast Listener - In-Depth Look at NASA Contracting
The episode with Dr. Bhaskar Dutta offered an in-depth look into the niche area of NASA contracting. Such specialized content is what make this podcast a standout resource.
Podcast Listener - Insightful Data Management Exploration
Exploring the $6 million spreadsheet was an insightful journey into the world of data management in contracts. This kind of in-depth analysis is both rare and highly educational.
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