EZGovOpps Streamlines Contractors’ Hunt for Viable Government Contracts, Offers Affordable & Valuable Market Intel

EZGovOpps Streamlines Contractors’ Hunt for Viable Government Contracts, Offers Affordable & Valuable Market Intel

Imagine trying to bake a cake but being unable to afford the cost of milk, eggs, or butter–the key ingredients you need.

That’s what it’s like for small businesses and start-ups across America whose tight budgets preclude them from accessing essential business resources, such as market intelligence.

I watched this occur in the government contracting arena for years. Business-to-government (B2G) market intel tools can cost in the tens of thousands per year–a figure way out of the reach of many companies competing against large corporations and firms for lucrative contracts with federal, state, and local governments.

I believe that small businesses are the backbone of America’s economy and should have access to sophisticated data that could help their business grow. There was not a comprehensive, yet affordable market intel tool on the market so I decided to do something about it.

Big Business Tool. Small Business Budget.

EZGovOpps Streamlines Contractors’ Hunt for Viable Government Contracts, Offers Affordable & Valuable Market Intel

James Bratten

I am James Bratten, president and CEO of EZGovOpps based in Columbia, Maryland. EZGovOpps is an affordable, web-based tool that provides government market intel. The tool also provides a host of other benefits to businesses that sell their products and services to federal, state, and local governments.

With our business tool, there’s no need to purchase, download, or maintain software or databases because the information is stored securely off-site, yet is accessible from any place and at any time. EZGovOpps has built-in security safeguards, including (but not limited to) encryption and frequent, routine back-up of data.

The cost for our software-as-a-service product ranges from $49 to $149 per month, varying with the different levels of membership. Not too bad, compared to $20K+ annually. In short, we offer a big-business tool for those operating on a small-business budget.

EZGovOpps’ web-based application efficiently streamlines the search for suitable government contracting opportunities. A single site provides a time-saving, comprehensive, and up-to-date listing of opportunities issued by agencies from all levels of government. In other words, EZGovOpps eliminates the need to scour numerous sources for opportunities.

As the CEO of a small business, I understand the need to watch how a company’s key decision makers spend their time and money. I also understand the importance of staying on top of workflow and making sure that the right tasks are being completed by the right person in a timely manner.

EZGovOpps can help with that, too. Our product provides valuable, user-friendly, high-tech-based features (such as workflow management portals and a collaborative center) to help with coordination and communication among the contractor, the project team, and subcontractors. These features can help a contractor stay on point when crafting a responsive bid and on schedule when working on project tasks.

With Small Businesses in Mind

While we do not cater solely to small businesses, we develop and price our software-as-a-service product with small businesses in mind. I have no doubt that small businesses will lead the way in putting unemployed individuals back to work in this nation. To some extent, America’s economic success depends on the success of small businesses.

Small companies boost their chances for success when they have access to the same business resources and opportunities as larger companies with money being the deciding factor in accessibility.

My concern for small businesses come from the misfortune many of them have of being essentially priced out of the basic business resources and market intelligence which are able to lay the foundation for success.

Although EZGovOpps is in its early days, we are strong and thriving. We have some of the best and brightest professionals in the government market intel space on our team. Just this past summer, we began our private beta release and received an overwhelming amount of interest from the business world. We are driven by being agile and lean and with fewer than 25 employees our philosophy is smart growth.

We continue to add on terrific features which offer even more assistance with business efficiency and productivity, plus more useful data that will help contractors craft winning bids.

Eyes on the Future

I have no doubt that EZGovOpps will be at the forefront of the government market intel industry in the next two years. We have an aggressive roadmap for EZGovOpps that will allow the system to rapidly evolve into an even more comprehensive resource for its members.

One of the main things we have going for us is cloud technology, the next wave of the digital information revolution.

Thanks to the cloud, companies no longer have to spend a ton of money to acquire and maintain software, hardware, and databases for all of their business operations. The government has also taken note, and recently awarded a contract for cloud services through what is being known as FedCloud. This displays the commitment the government has made to cut costs through the exploration of cloud services.

To Aspiring Entrepreneurs …

I do not have all the answers when it comes to succeeding in business, but I have picked up a few useful insights along the way.

To achieve business success, it is important to leverage tools of the trade and cutting-edge technology to your advantage.

That said, even with the best resources and technology at your fingertips, it’s just as important to true success in the business world to keep in mind the people whom you affect: your customers, your staff.

If you can provide a product or a service which truly meets a need for your customers, you are succeeding in business. If you can inspire your workers to do their best, and they rise to the occasion, you are succeeding in business.

If you can do all of that consistently while making a profit, you are really succeeding in business!

Best of luck to you in all of your business ventures!

To learn more about EZGovOpps, visit: www.ezgovopps.com.

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