Selling to the Government: What It Takes to Compete and Win in the World's Largest Market

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"This is the perfect book to understand how to do business with the government. Mark makes what seems so obvious to federal employees understandable to those who want and need to do business in the federal market space. I would recommend those already doing business with the federal government read this book as well. Mark provides tremendous insight into the federal market."
—Karen EvansPartner, National Director for the U.S. Cyber Challenge,...

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Overview

Praise for SELLING to the government

"This is the perfect book to understand how to do business with the government. Mark makes what seems so obvious to federal employees understandable to those who want and need to do business in the federal market space. I would recommend those already doing business with the federal government read this book as well. Mark provides tremendous insight into the federal market."
—Karen EvansPartner, National Director for the U.S. Cyber Challenge, and former administrator, E-Government and Information Technology, Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget

"I've witnessed Mark Amtower in action on his home turf in Washington, D.C.—he's acertified genius about marketing and selling to government. In this book, he shares his secrets. Mark shows you that making money (lots of it) selling to the government doesn't need to be mysterious, and you'll learn exactly what you need to do to succeed."
—David Meerman Scottbestselling author of The New Rules of Marketing and PR and coauthor ofMarketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead

"Mark Amtower has been the go-to guy for marketing to the federal government for more years than I can remember. Selling to the Government distills his decades of experience in marketing to the government into a book you can buy for a few bucks. It's the bargain of the century!"
—Bob Blycopywriter

"What Zig Ziglar is to selling, Mark Amtower is to government marketing. He is a master ofhis domain and can break it down and teach it like no other. Don't waste time andmoney trying to enter the government market blind. Let Mark Amtower's Selling to theGovernment be the guide as you traverse this unmapped but lucrative territory."
—Steve Resslerfounder and President, GovLoop.com

"If you are selling to government (or hope to), you need to read this book! Actually, don't justread it. Do as Mark suggests: highlight it, mark it up, and use it for reference. It's a keeper."
—Ann HandleyChief Content Officer, MarketingProfs, and coauthor of Content Rules

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470881330
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/21/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 234
  • Sales rank: 992,362
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Amtower is the founder and owner of Amtower & Company, one of the most established advisory firms in the B2G space. He is a frequent contributor to national business publications, having written over one hundred articles for BtoB, Catalog Age, Catalog Success, DMA Bottom Line, Direct Marketing News, Entrepreneur, Federal Computer Week, and numerous others, as well as having a monthly column at WashingtonTechnology.com, the online component of the most influential magazine for federal contractors. He has also been profiled in Federal Computer Week and Entrepreneur magazines. He was named to the Top 100 BtoB Marketers list by BtoB magazine in 2008.

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Table of Contents

Foreword: (Phil Bond).

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Chapter 1. What It Takes to Play: Tips and Caveats for Chief Executive Officers, Boards, and Others Looking for Shortcuts.

Chapter 2. How the Government Buys.

Chapter 3. Determining Where You Fit: Prime Contractor, Subcontractor, GSA Schedule, Open Market, or All of the Above.

Chapter 4. Infrastructure Issues: What Your Company Needs to Succeed.

Chapter 5. Aligning Marketing, Sales, and Business Development.

Chapter 6. The Power of Relationships.

Chapter 7. The Myth of the Level Playing Field: How Small Businesses Can Play.

Chapter 8. Differentiation Is the Key.

Chapter 9. Execution.

Chapter 10. Building Momentum.

Chapter 11. The Missing Link: Web 2.0 Tools.

Chapter 12. Final Thoughts on Staying on Top of the Game and Becoming a Government Market Master.

Appendix 1. Glossary of Common Government Terms.

Appendix 2. Resources.

Appendix 3. Advice from Industry Experts.

About the Author.

Index.

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  • Posted March 2, 2012

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    Selling to the Government

    The business that government entities in the United States transact represents almost half the nation’s GDP. The breadth and depth of the business-to-government (B2G) sector is extraordinary: trillions of dollars in sales to every government entity imaginable, including nearly 20,000 municipalities, 512 Native American nations and one huge federal government. Selling to the government can be confusing. Expert B2G consultant Mark Amtower offers a comprehensive glossary of government terms and an in-depth list of trade publications, industry associations and helpful online resources. getAbstract recommends his useful guide to anyone who wants to take the mystery out of selling to the US government and win a share of that enormous market.

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