Joshua Frank, managing partner for RSM Federal, was awarded the 2017 Industry Small Business Advocate of the Year in Pittsburgh, PA at the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) annual 2017 Annual Small Business Conference.
SAME’s membership is comprised of 30,000 professionals representing the uniformed services as well as numerous state, local and federal government agencies, nonprofit associations, academic institutions, and government contractors – all working to guide the future of the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction profession and its contributions to the protection of our nation.
Competitively awarded, this award recognizes an individual from industry who has been an outstanding spokesperson and advocate for small business. “Josh has had an impressive impact on small businesses, directly responsible for more than 10,000 new jobs across the country over the last five years,” says Patricia Bonillia, Chair of the SAME Small Business Council and President of Lunacon Construction Group, Corp. “Josh has committed significant time to supporting small businesses as well as providing free training to help small businesses grow and improve.”
“This award is significant because SAME is the one of the strongest associations in the nation for government contractors,” stated Joshua Frank, Founder and Managing Partner of RSM Federal. “I’ve supported half a dozen national level events for SAME and trained thousands of business owners and government contractors. It’s truly an honor to be recognized as a leading small business advocate and management consultant in the Public Sector.”
“If you’ve never had the opportunity to connect with Josh or the RSM Federal team, I can honestly say he is “The Professor” of government sales and how to position in the federal market,” says Terry Imergoot at NVision IT. “Josh provides an inspiring combination of government and business acumen with an innate understanding of how a specific company and its products and services must be positioned and marketed to accelerate or increase market entry. Josh and his team are one of a kind.”
RSM Federal provides companies with products, services, and programs designed to help companies find and win more government contracts. Unlike bid-matching systems and services that are only geared at finding opportunities, RSM Federal’s flagship program, the Federal Access Program, teaches companies how to differentiate, position for, communicate competitive advantage, and win new government contracts. Federal Access (FA) has been highly successful with more than $1.8 Billion in contract wins for FA Members. Federal Access’ success is due to being one of the few services in the market that teaches companies how to engage opportunities with step-by-step techniques and strategies. As a result, in addition to this award, RSM Federal was also awarded the 2016 Veteran Owned Business of the Year by the Small Business Administration (SBA).
RSM Federal, founded in St. Louis in 2008, is a federal business development and strategic marketing firm that represents businesses in order to educate, accelerate, and maximize revenue. Our firm develops and executes, in concert with our clients and members, an aggregated education, sales, and marketing strategy to achieve corporate funding and revenue objectives. We support clients, both private and public sector, with comprehensive and professional services to better understand and exploit government opportunities.