Today we’d like to introduce you to Felicia Streeter.
Hi Felicia, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I pimp my money. I make money do the things I want it to do. Once I had a love affair with my money, it gave me what I wanted. Those million-dollar contracts with those million-dollar bank deposits. Today I consider myself truly rich spiritually and financially. My love affair involved me cheating on my money and treating it like a side piece to going back to what I’d learned and known. Once I knew better, I expected myself to do better! For me, it meant going from subcontractor to prime contractor.
The turning point for me was that Christmas when a prime contractor I was working under as a subcontractor on a government contract didn’t have my check ready on December 23rd as promised. I had four kids at home expecting Christmas dinner and gifts. Plus, my youngest was only two months old and needed diapers and milk!
At that time, I was not ready or positioned to be a prime contractor. However, I did make the decision to learn all the things I didn’t know, get answers to questions that I hadn’t before thought to ask, and I got myself a mentor. Someone that had started where I was at the time yet had achieved the level of success I desired to someday reach. As you can see, it worked!!!
I’ve been where most find themselves when just starting out, to be honest. I think I was worst off than most making $23,000 for the entire year total. That’s why I help small business owners, coaches, consultants, service providers, contracts, and suppliers. I help them shorten their time frame to win government contracts and provide them with the lessons I learned along the way.
I worked for the IRS, Department of Defense, and other federal agencies to being an adjunct faculty teacher teaching QuickBooks, PeachTree, Microsoft Excel, and other business courses to starting a construction company where we do Government Contracting. It didn’t take long to realize the best place to be positioned was as the prime contractor. After making $23,000 one year, we decided it was time to position our company to be a prime contractor. We took the time to learn what we didn’t know. There was no other option.
We found answers to questions we didn’t initially know to ask. We got the support of a mentor to help us shorten our time frame to being a prime contractor and winning the larger and multiple-year contracts. That’s how we went from $23,000 to over $7,000,000 in 18-months.
A million-dollar contracting business is possible for most businesses! The owner just has to have the tenacity to go get it! I never imaged teaching other small business owners how to win government contracts. It all started with the prompting of the SBA representative and WBC president for me to teach other small businesses what I did to take my business from start-up to winning government contracts as a prime contractor.
We all face challenges, but looking back, would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
The main struggle when starting out as a government contractor was building past performance, capacity, bonding, and cash flow. It all boiled down to someone giving my company the opportunity on a project.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Dream4self Business Services?
I’ve been a government contractor for over 20 years. Before that, I taught elementary school and at the college level. I also worked for many government agencies the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Veteran Affairs, Department of Defense, Department of Finance and Accounting Services. I have the experience and knowledge to put together a curriculum that is step by step and easy to understand.
I help small business owners seeking government contracts go from not knowing where to start, information overload, and bidding nightmares to a step by step framework and bid formula so that they can become a government contractor by tapping into the pockets of the biggest spender in the world, the federal government. I help my clients build a solid government foundation, search and find their customers and opportunities to bid, and then I walk them through the bid process of pricing, breaking down the solicitation and pulling out the requirements, and then writing the proposal.
I’ve been where most are when starting out as a government contractor and I took my business from $23,000 to over $7,000.000 in 18 months. From that, I created a step-by-step framework and bid formula that my clients are now using to win government contracts. I help those seeking government contracts inside the Government Contractor Accelerator program. My clients get access to me during our group coaching calls along with video training modules to provide foundational information. The details can be found on my website here http://feliciastreeter.com/gca.
The crisis has affected us all in different ways. How has it affected you and any important lessons or epiphanies you can share with us?
I’ve learned that having a location-independent business is an asset. Because I can work from just about anywhere, I didn’t have to change my business model much due to the Covid-19 Crisis. The only question I got was, “is the government still awarding contracts?” And the answer is, “they never stopped awarding contracts!”
- Government Contractor Accelerator $5,500
- Sequencing Formula $97
- T-Shirts: Business and Motivational $30
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://feliciastreeter.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/feliciastreeter
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FeliciaStreeterOfficial
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/FeliciaStreeter
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/dream4self
- Other: https://feliciastreeter.com/the-missing-piece/