Landing Government Contracts and the benefits of MWBE certification for small businesses with Jean Kristensen. Jean is a small business and MWBE (Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise) growth specialist, executive coach, and trainer. She shares her early experiences, including working in her parent’s business, and how and why she developed her expertise and focus on government contracts. Jean explains the benefits of government contracting for small business owners, how to secure your first contract, and then we also chat about (31:25) MWBE certification.
Jean Kristensen is a small business and MWBE (Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise) growth specialist, executive coach, and trainer. In 2007 she launched Jean Kristensen Associates (KJA) – they teach minority & women-owned businesses how to increase revenue through government contracting, MWBE certification, and innovative business strategies.
Jean’s signature program, MWBE Success, a toolbox series of workshops, trainings and one-on-one coaching has been procured by several nonprofit and government agencies. Her work in the small business and MWBE community has been recognized by numerous organizations, and in 2016 Jean was named as one of the “Top Women to Watch in Real Estate” due to her recent development work with female entrepreneurs in the construction industry.
Jean lives in New York City.
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- The Big Leap, by Gay Hendricks