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How to keep winning proposals when everyone has to work remotely

What if everyone has to stay home?

It can be very disruptive to proposals if you aren't prepared to do them with everyone working remotely. We're doing two big things to help those of you who suddenly find you have to do your proposals with everyone working from home.

We want to hear from both providers and companies who may need help. If you need help from people with experience and resources for working on remote proposals, you should check back here frequently. We'll be adding providers to this page. If you are a relevant provider, we want to add you to the directory we're creating. Please recommend resources that you have experience with. Use the green button below to message us and help us all help each other.

The first thing we're doing to help is this page

It's going to become a resource directory. Anyone who can help companies with getting set up to do their pursuits remotely can use the button below to let me know and I'll add you to this page. I'm not interested in people who just are willing to work remotely, because that's going to be everyone. I am interested in people or companies that host remote working solutions, can set them up, or can advise companies on how to set up and conduct a proposal where all of the participants are remote. For example, providers that either host, develop for, or help companies implement proposal-specific SharePoints or other platforms would be a good match. If you have experience setting up and directing remote proposal teams, you'd also be a match. If you are a provider, copy the format of our directory listing below and use the green button to send us your information.

The second thing we're doing to help is adding file management to MustWin Now

I use MustWin Now for remote proposal management and subject matter expert collaboration right now. With file management, it becomes an instant remote proposal writing platform for companies that don't have anything ready to use. This is a new feature and pretty basic. MustWin Now already supports planning your pursuit, turning capture intel into action, planning what to write, and conducting reviews. Being able to also manage the files will enable proposal teams to take a proposal all the way to final production in MustWin Now while working remotely. Being cloud-based mean you can have your team working within the hour. See our directory entry below for more information.

Directory of remote proposal resources

We're just getting started and still collecting info from providers. Check back often since we'll be updating this as frequently as we can.

Provider: CapturePlanning.com, LLC

Remote capabilities and resources: CapturePlanning.com, LLC is the parent company of PropLIBRARY and MustWin Now. PropLIBRARY is a web-based proposal training resource. MustWin Now is an online tool for pursuit, capture, and proposal planning. You can use MustWin Now to gather pursuit intel, turn it into action items, prepare your compliance matrix and proposal outline, create section plans for proposal writers, and support proposal reviews.  You can use it to gather information from subject matter experts and figure out how to incorporate it in the proposal. Because they are web-based tools, they are ready for immediate use by remote proposal teams. We can provide consulting support including pursuit strategy, proposal management, proposal writing, and quality assurance reviews. We can help you get your team onto MustWin Now, train them as needed, and fill gaps in your proposal staffing.



Provider: MichaelEdits.com

Remote capabilities and resources: I am a resource you can use remotely to help you maintain proposal quality. Email your bids and proposals to michael@michaeledits.com for prompt, meticulous proofreading and editing. I typically work with Word documents or Google Docs. I bring experience editing proposals. Let me know your deadline. If we set things up ahead of time, your writers can email their files straight to me on the way to final production with minimal impact on your schedule.



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Carl Dickson

Carl is the Founder and President of CapturePlanning.com and PropLIBRARY

Carl is an expert at winning in writing, with more than 30 year's experience. He's written multiple books and published over a thousand articles that have helped millions of people develop business and write better proposals. Carl is also a frequent speaker, trainer, and consultant and can be reached at carl.dickson@captureplanning.com. To find out more about him, you can also connect with Carl on LinkedIn.

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