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Seminar Highlights and Follow-on: Quality is Key

Thank you to everyone who attended today’s seminar. We went over the proposal execution schedule and highlighted areas where quality can be built in to the effort to prevent last ditch cleanup efforts. Highlights included: – Know how you and your team define quality – At the beginning: Build a schedule with a cushion at Read More

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January Seminar Highlights

Thank you to our speakers, Steve Canerossi and Sandy Bailey, who provided a great panel discussion on starting, managing, and growing your own proposal business. Below are some of the key take-aways: 1. Have a pipeline of work lined up before launching your business 2. Get an accountant to help with setting up your business Read More

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Board Message: End of the Year

Hello, fellow Mid-South Chapter of APMP members!   It’s been a great year for our chapter.  We’ve continued our exponential growth across the southeast region, with our membership numbers continuing to climb.  We’ve grown our social media footprint, doubling our following across all platforms.  We’ve migrated our website to a new hosting platform, refreshing our Read More

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The Mid-South Chapter’s Two Year Anniversary

Ken Merwin | President/Polaris Systems – Proposal Management Almost two years ago, 18 of us met and decided we would form the Mid-South Chapter of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP).  On June 20, 2013 our charter was approved and we have been running hard ever since.   Please help us celebrate the two year anniversary of Read More

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Simple Always Wins!

Ken Merwin | President/Polaris Systems – Proposal Management I’ve found that we often propose overly complicated solutions when we write a response to a request for a proposal. We highlight one or two non-critical tasks, try to describe a process we cannot clearly articulate, and miss important tasks. We tend to write pages of text about the Read More

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Succeed With Your APMP Certification

Ken Merwin | President/Polaris Systems – Proposal Management Succeed With Your APMP Certification I have often been asked about the value of earning certifications such as the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) certification. APMP has three levels of certification – Foundation, Practitioner, and Professional. Each is increasing more difficult to earn and demonstrates a higher level Read More

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Why The Mid-South Chapter of APMP

Ken Merwin | President/Polaris Systems – Proposal Management Why The Mid-South Chapter of APMP I am often asked about the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) and the Mid-South Chapter (http://apmpmid-south.org/).  Chief questions include: who are we and why should I join the chapter and attend the meetings? APMP is the worldwide authority for professionals dedicated to Read More