By Ann Martin | Harkcon's Vice President and Business Development Specialist As a former colleague would routinely ask when discussing any new business opportunity – “What G2 do you have on the opportunity?” If we did not have any “G2”, then no further effort would be expended until we had substantial “G2”. “G2” as I learned, was the term used to refer to “intelligence” in the DOD world. Intelligence (Intel for short) in terms of business development involves researching a
By Melissa Otero | Harkcon's Program Manager A hurricane moves through your town and your place of business is devastated! How do you ensure the safety of your employees? How do you quickly and effectively seek help from local, state, and perhaps even Federal authorities? As you respond to the crisis, how do you prevent the following from occurring? Too many people reporting to one person Too many bosses Daily organization structure unable to adapt quickly to emergency res
By Kristin Ghanem | Harkcon's Contract Manager To register as a small business contractor, your company must adhere to Small Business Administration size standards and register as a government contractor in the System for Award Management (SAM). Keep reading for a quick guide on how to register your company as a small business government contractor. 1. What is a size standard? The Small Business Administration (SBA) has established size standards for all businesses that repr
By Kyle Moore | Harkcon's President You need the right employees to be a successful virtual company; not everyone can work independently or with minimal supervision. It is important to find well-balanced, highly-motivated, self-starters who you can count on to get the job done. Balancing Technical and Soft Skills: As a virtual company doing business across the United States, we rely on each of our employees to best represent Harkcon on a daily basis. They create our reputati
By Jen Emswiler | Harkcon's Program Control Analyst In any business, implementing a program control system is beneficial, but determining how it should be implemented is key. I guarantee you already have processes in place for tracking, analyzing and reporting project data, but you may not have a formal program control system in place. A main benefit to having a program control system is being able to streamline processes across departments and reduce the duplication of work.