CSRA’s Small Business Growth Team is gearing up for the 8(a) Small Business Conference this week in Nashville. As one of the largest small business events of the year, this conference provides small businesses, government agencies, and large business prime contractors the opportunity to connect and network. We are looking forward to fostering key partnerships with talented small businesses and connecting with our government customers to better understand their IT and mission challenges heading into 2018.
We believe the challenges our government customers face today require partnerships across the technology ecosystem to drive innovation and deliver solutions. CSRA’s Small Business Growth program aims to harness the tremendous capability and agility of the small business community through mentor-protégé partnerships, strategic alliances, and key ecosystem partnerships.
We work with our growth and delivery teams to identify and develop relationships with the best-of-breed small businesses across market verticals and technical capabilities. Moreover, the program drives the utilization of businesses across all socioeconomic groups to deliver on our commitment to the small business community.
CSRA also mentors small businesses both formally through the various government programs and informally through our Alliance program. We value the relationships we’ve formed through mentoring. Our most recent small business “graduate” won the DHS Team of the Year in 2016, and the company grew from eight to over 125 employees with $21M in revenue during the three year agreement.
Asad S. Jabbar, head of CSRA’s Small Business program, has some advice for small businesses looking to partner with CSRA: “Do your homework on CSRA’s programs to get a sense where your small business might fit,” he advises. “You can open doors to more business by proactively bringing specific opportunities to our team and demonstrating how working together benefits CSRA and our federal customers.”
CSRA’s Small Business Growth Team is here as a resource for small businesses, and that’s the best starting point for potential partners. If you’re at the 8(a) conference this week, please drop by our booth (312) to meet the team and learn how to engage with CSRA to plug into our 2,000 active programs and teaming opportunities for new business. We look forward to meeting you.
Learn more about our Small Business Alliances program on csra.com.