Nebraska Business Development Center
Business Success & Economic Impact
Vol. 2 Issue 1

HUBzone program helps small business gain preferential access to federal opportunities
A five-year-old business in Chadron, Engravers, Inc. personalizes plaques and gifts, produces small interior signage and nameplates and customizes clothing. Through a Government Printing Office registration, the company has received contracts to supply products to federal, state and local agencies.

Co-owners Trevor and Shelli Cope attribute success in government sales to the dedicated assistance of Chuck Beck, NBDC procurement consultant. Beck guided the couple through the HUBzone application process and researched bidding opportunities for their small company.  The Copes also attended free procurement workshops offered by NBDC at Chadron State College. 

"It amazes me how many people think you need to pay for this sort of help, but the classes NBDC offers are really useful and open to anybody and everybody," Shelli Cope says.

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Consultant specializes in government sales

Chuck Beck, certified federal contractor (FCC) and certified procurement professional (CPP), is an NBDC consultant. He helps small businesses find bidding opportunities, complete registrations, and develop strategies for government sales. Beck graduated from the University of Nebraska Kearney and served for six years with the Army National Guard.

Read Beck's whitepaper on the importance of branding when marketing to government agencies.

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  • Market research and analysis
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  • Government sales consulting
  • Business valuation and transition planning
  • Project management and leadership training
  • Process improvement and sustainability training
  • Organizational development consulting
    and customized training
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