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Top 12 Tips for Winning RFP’s and Proposals.

Our writing team put together these practical tips that will help you win more business through RFP’s and Proposals.

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Jim Crocker, Founder and Chair of Boardroom Metrics is known for his blunt honesty and practical business approach. In his presentation ‘Private Company Board Best Practices’ he shares insight from private companies on the important considerations for setting up and running an effective private company Board of Directors.

An experienced Director, Founder, CEO and Consultant, Jim says “Governance and strategy fail way more often than people realize. By taking the complication out of both, they become a lot more effective.”

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Meet Karen McElroy, Boardroom Metrics CEO and Leader of the RFP, Bid Proposal Response Practice

Starting seven years ago, Karen has built an experienced team of business writers and graphic artists in Canada, the United States and Europe. Dedicated to helping clients win competitive RFP and Proposal bids, Karen is known for her unfailing responsiveness, lively personality and wealth of RFP writing experience. “Taking the stress out of the RFP writing process allows our clients to focus on what they do best”, Karen says. “Our expertise is making our clients look great.”

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Meet Dean Lukehart, Professional RFP Writer

Dean Lukehart helps Clients develop Winning RFP Responses.  His professional perspective has been gleaned from 25 years of Business Development Leadership roles at influential Marketing Agencies across the U.S.A., combined with a Penn State University Journalism Degree.

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RFP Tips for the Executive Summary

September 27th, 2017|

A common RFP Proposal Response misconception that I have seen across North America is about the Executive Summary (ES). If the RFP proposal doesn’t ask for an Executive Summary, should you still provide one in your RFP Response? Yes - is always the RFP answer! We suggest including an Executive Summary in every proposal submitted, [...]

RFP’s – Are you Tracking your Proposal Responses?

September 20th, 2017|

Are you Tracking your RFP Proposal Responses? I have been involved in RFP and Proposal responses as part of teams for many years. Many of these have been through the formal and competitive RFP process. Each project presented lessons learned. Even non-winning proposals have been a source of valuable feedback. When we have taken the [...]

Did you add Reference Letters to your RFP Response?

September 19th, 2017|

Did you add Reference Letters to your RFP Response? You read the RFP issued and you provided the mandatory 2 relevant references with contact information. Is that enough? Most organizations responding to RFPs think that this will do. After all, it’s what the issuer asked for. But to stand out in an extremely competitive RFP [...]

Is your RFP Response Compliant?

September 19th, 2017|

Is your RFP Response Compliant? Meeting the mandatory requirements is critical if you want to be considered as a successful bidder on any RFP Response. It sounds simple: read the Proposal, make a task list for your RFP response team, answer every question and send in your response and get your team back to their [...]

Why Your Private Business Should Do Strategy

August 17th, 2017|

“Strategy is a waste of time”. Lots of private business owners we know feel this way because their private business has achieved a high degree of success without strategy. Why should they start now? Here’s why: Because too many private companies get stalled at the natural level of success that’s possible by spotting a market [...]

Risk of Incarceration: Cyber Security in the Boardroom

August 10th, 2017|

Why Boards must consider cyber security as part of corporate governance. For many years now, Information security, including Cyber Security, has been left to the IT Department. However, even if your IT people are doing a stellar job, here are five reasons for Directors to bring Cyber Security into the Boardroom. Pending SEC Legislation Bill [...]