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VIP ADVANCE Program

UPCOMING PROGRAM:

March 8-10, 2022 (In-Person Training.  We will keep you informed of any changes due to COVID-19)

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Accelerate Your Success

Launching in 2022, VIP ADVANCE is designed to take your business to the next level of sustained growth in the Federal marketplace.

VIP ADVANCE

Curriculum

  • How to develop a roadmap to guide your organization operational strategies and processes that support your mission
  • How key indicators can help determine investments in operational infrastructure
  • How the type of clients and contracts position your company for sustained growth
  • When it is time to make key investments in people
  • How finances can sustain and help grow your company

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a for-profit service-disabled veteran-owned or veteran owned small business
  • Be a Graduate of the VIP Program
  • Have been in business for at least 5 years 
  • $10M annual revenue and up  
  • Have PRIME Experience or currently bidding on PRIME contracts 
VIP ADVANCE

Testimonials

Our graduates have a lot to say about VIP
  • "The amount of information in the VIP Program is intense! In 3 days I was given 30 hours of training that was invaluable to my business. It gave me the knowledge to understand the complexity of Government Contracting and what I needed to do to successfully bid on jobs. It helped me to create relationships with other Veteran Owned Companies with different skills enabling all of us to work together to improve our companies."
    Henry Bockman
    President, Commercial Restorations, VIP Graduate
  • “The program is one of the kind and it really addressed the key areas that are important to the success of any small businesses working with the Federal, State and Local Governments. Thank you for your efforts and your passion.”
    Dokmai Webster
    President and CEO, PivotalPoint, VIP Graduate
  • "The recent VIP course I attended was hands down the best course I have ever attended, thank you for the opportunity to attend. The quality of the instructors, the course material and the facility were all topnotch. I may not become the next Catapult but you have certainly given me the tools to do it. I hope one day I will be in a position to pay it forward. Thanks."
    Geoffrey Perkins, Esq.
    Managing Partner of Concourse Federal Group, LLC., VIP Graduate

FAQs

March 8-10, 2022
No, VIP enrollment is open nationwide.
Class size is limited to 50 individuals per session (one representative per company).
A certificate of completion is provided to each graduating company. Graduates will also receive access to the VIP Marketplace, a closed community platform for VIP Graduates, Large Primes, and Government Agencies.
The application is online. Qualified applicants are accepted into each class on a first-come, first-serve basis. Many of the VIP programs have waiting lists, so interested companies should complete the application online at their earliest convenience. To apply, go to: https://mcccmd.wufoo.com/forms/qmfe34c1m7vlpf/
VIP is offered at no cost to participants. *The Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation (MCCCF) funds this program through public-private partnerships made up of grants from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the State of Maryland, and corporate sponsorships from Lockheed Martin and JP Morgan Chase & Co. *Travel expenses to and from VIP ADVANCE are not covered.
Attendance is required to graduate. If a participant misses more than 3 hours of instruction, their enrollment in the program will be terminated and a cancellation fee will apply.
No, not from the same program. VIP graduates companies, not individuals, therefore, your company may only attend/graduate from each VIP program (START, GROW, ADVANCE, AEROSPACE, or INTERNATIONAL) only once.
Virtual Classes are held on Zoom. In person classes are held at the William F. Bolger Center, 11 miles from Washington D.C.
Subject matter experts and business leaders from industry and government.

Attendance Requirements

Full Attendance is required to graduate from a session. If a participant misses more than 3 hours, their enrollment in the session will be terminated and they will be charged the cancellation fee.

Cancellation Policy

Upon acceptance into the VIP Program participants must provide a credit card to secure their spot. VIP participants will not be charged for services outlined above. The credit card will only be used if the VIP participant cancels their participation in the program after the date that is noted in their acceptance email. Cancellations must be received in writing. Charges are $500 for virtual or day participants and $1000 for overnight participants.

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