Small business owners may not be used to hearing the words “zero cost,” but WRBSC’s new procurement consultant, Amy Meyer, wants South Dakota business owners to know about a free service for them. At one of the four Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) in South Dakota, Amy offers free advice and assistance to help businesses apply for state, local, and federally funded government contracts. The world of government contracts presents plenty of opportunities for businesses, but Amy says it can be overwhelming, especially when someone is not familiar with the process. “It’s time consuming with a lot of paperwork to go through, and everything must be done correctly,” Amy says.
Before beginning her PTAC work in July 2018, Amy was WRBSC’s administrative assistant for two and a half years. She says she’s enjoying this new position, “It’s neat to learn something new and to help people.”