By Maria Valdez Haubrich

We have written in the past about the Give Me 5 program, a national program by American Express OPEN and WIPP to help women businesses owners access and win their share of government contracts. We wanted to make sure you the next scheduled webinar for women business owners interested in getting contracts by teaming up with other businesses.

Collaboration and partnerships with other small businesses is a great way to capitalize on the more than $500 billion the U.S. government spends each year in federal contracts. According to an American Express OPEN survey, two-thirds (68 percent) of active small business contractors who have pursued teaming opportunities have exceeded $1 million in federal contracts won to date, and 38 percent have exceeded $10 million. In addition, businesses that partner with a larger prime contractor also achieve a higher success rate versus the average small business contractor.

And during this webinar, one woman business owner will receive help in developing an effective teaming strategy. The webinar is only two days away, so make sure you mark your calendar to tune in.

Give Me 5 “Ready For Prime Time”: How to Leverage Teaming Arrangements

Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Time: 3-4 p.m. ET / 12 p.m.-1 p.m. PT

Where: Virtual