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Government Mentoring


Government Mentoring

If you are new to doing business with the federal government or state or local governments for that matter, it is more important than ever to have a government business development team member that knows about efficiency, effectiveness, and strategy development. Sure, you may think you know how to do it, like most companies do, but with no contracts to back you up, you haven’t accomplished nothing. Not only does Tarek Maaraba and his team know how to do business with the federal government, Tarek and his team taught over 7,000 Veteran and non-Veteran businesses small businesses how to do it.

Yes, really! How you ask? Rymys secured a sub-contracting opportunity with a verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) in January 2014 on an opportunity they secured with the Dept. of Veterans Affairs’ Small Business Office, also known as VA’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) – I like to call it VA’s small business office. 🙂

From January 2014 to December 2019, six years, Tarek was the Sr. Business Analyst and Senior Education and Training Specialist on the Education and Training team. There, Tarek was tasked to answer 2 questions:

  1. What does VA buy? and
  2. How do Veteran and non-Veteran small businesses do business with the VA?

Rymys encompass a wide array of services, with all stemming from Government Mentoring as the primary service. I know what you are thinking, “jack of all traits, master of none”. This is absolutely not the case.


Because Government Mentoring begins with Research and Project Development, and Strategic Planning, which then flow directly into Project Management. Marketing is also strategized during the Strategic Planning phase, then implementation. Marketing and Communications comes into play when you are deemed ‘Procurement Ready’ to do business with the VA or any other federal agency.

When necessary, Rymys will help you find the right Veteran or non-Veteran primary contract holder (PCH) to team with; becoming a subcontractor on a large contract is absolutely a necessity to get your foot in the door. The only problem is, and I caution you, is that many PCH’s feel that most small businesses that contact them are not truly ready. So, our job at Rymys is to make you more than ready.

A few ‘we will’ action items for you to think about:

  • We will have many discussions about your achievements, to bring to light your ‘competitive advantage’.
  • We will help you write your capabilities statement; your businesses resume.
  • We will work with you to develop short and long-term strategies.
  • We will help you get your website up to date and add the Government tab with content and a downloadable capabilities statement.
  • We will make sure you are registered on SAM and that your information is up to date on SBA’s Dynamic Small Business Search Database.
  • And that’s just the beginning…

Contact us today to discuss your business needs.

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