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TAPE CONGRATULATES CO-FOUNDER BILL JAFFE ON THE LAUNCH OF HIS NEW FEDERAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BLOG

FederalSmallBizSavvy.com to Provide Small and Mid-Tier Contractors Thought Leadership Gleaned from 30 Years of Successful Contracting Experience
KINGSTOWNE, VA | NOVEMBER 17, 2011 — TAPE, an Inc. 500 | 5000 fastest-growing company, announced today that Co-Founder, Senior Vice President, and General Manager William W. Jaffe has launched a new blog – FederalSmallBizSavvy.com – to open a virtual dialogue with other rapidly-growing small and mid-tier Federal contractors.

“Even in today’s challenging contracting environment of smaller budgets and economic malaise, contractors who provide actual, innovative solutions to public sector problems – and deliver them with a consistently high standard of excellence – will find plenty of opportunity to grow, thrive, and prosper,” said Jaffe. “But the fish don’t jump in the boat.”

Mr. Jaffe has taken three companies to the Top Five of the Washington Technology Fastest Growing Companies List, including TAPE. Prior to co-founding TAPE, Mr. Jaffe spent more than 25 years as a consultant and senior manager, with more than 20 years in the Federal sector as a program and project manager, business developer, and senior division executive.

Readers of his blog will benefit from his proven experience and expertise in crafting small business growth strategies that are flexible, adaptable, practical, and successful. The intended audience for the blog includes current C-level executives at small and mid-tier Federal contractors who are already selling to the Government (but who are facing critical inflection points in their growth), as well as their key advisors: attorneys, accountants, and business development consultants.

TAPE Co-Founder, President and CEO Louisa Jaffe stated: “I have lived these challenges. I know what other entrepreneurs face when they pass that point of no return and say: I can do this! I can provide better service, and I can build something good for my family, for my community, and for my country. Bill has served as an incredibly gifted and knowledgeable guide throughout my journey. I have witnessed, firsthand, how dedicated he is to helping others achieve their vision, while avoiding some of the most common mistakes that small and mid-tier companies make as they seek to grow.”

She added: “Some may consider it odd or counterintuitive for a business owner like Bill to offer his expertise to other companies – even potential competitors. However, he has proven time and time again that a collegial, cooperative approach to common challenges faced by the small business community is a rising tide that lifts all boats. I am very excited to see this virtual dialogue opened with our peers in the small and mid-tier Federal contracting community, and I can think of no better moderator for that discussion than Bill Jaffe.”

New, regularly-scheduled updates will appear on the blog on a semi-monthly basis: the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Readers are also encouraged to check back often, for special posts covering time-sensitive topics.

Topics that will be covered include, but are not limited to: Small Business Administration issues, proposed or pending legislative and regulatory changes, stages of growth, the risks and rewards of ID/IQ contracting, marketing tips, proposal writing tips, capture management strategies, and internal infrastructure improvements. Readers are strongly encouraged to write in with questions and comments, which Mr. Jaffe will address in future posts.

“Every company that has successfully performed at least one contract for the Federal Government has an owner with a bit of savvy to share,” said Bill Jaffe. “Federal small business savvy is hard to come by, or has been until now: FederalSmallBizSavvy.com is designed to provide a repository of best-of-breed business development tips and strategies for those innovators who have fresh new ideas to bring to the Federal marketplace. I look forward to freely sharing my own expertise with others, and to learning a thing or two from my readers as well.”

About TAPE

TAPE is a CVE-Verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned/Woman-Owned Small Business (SDVO/WOSB) headquartered in Kingstowne, Virginia. TAPE is also known for its expertise in Program Management, Acquisition Support, Information Technology, Logistics, Operational Readiness, Training and Education,  Cyber Security/Warfare/Operations, and Intelligence.

TAPE maintains its cutting edge in the industry on behalf of its Federal clients, continuing to provide state-of-the-art support. The company’s innovative Rapid Reaction Excellence process (RaRE) ensures rapid delivery of operational readiness solutions to the warfighter, and a Center of Cyber Security Excellence—partnering with leading edge commercial IT Security software providers—brings computer security solutions to the government through TAPE’s CyberForge® services. TAPE has been consistently recognized for superior customer service, timely and high quality deliverables, cost effectiveness, and technologically advanced solutions.

About Bill Jaffe

Additional information about Mr. Jaffe may be found at: http://www.tape-llc.com/leadership

For Media inquiries, please contact:
Daria Gray
Senior Manager, Corporate Marketing and Communications
Direct: 703-924-6539
www.TAPE-LLC.com

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