As a journalist, I deliberately went looking for GSA help and other government funding programs that can help you in your time of need. Knowing that many people run into scam artists and crooks that are out there to take your money and rip you off. I ran in to more rip-off artists than I did real genuine companies out there. Luckily others were there first so I was able to weed out through research the many companies to avoid.
As I looked at every one of these companies, I assumed that all of them might be crooks and that all of these programs might be scams or scammers in general. It takes some effort searching for a company that can help my readers and I will tell all of you that you shouldn’t give up because of one bad experience or the knowledge that someone else has had a bad experience. There are legitimate companies out there to help you. When I did my research, I found a company that had the whole package and was really helpful to me and the person whom I worked with in researching this who really did have a business looking for GSA contracting help.
The company I chose was Nucen-tury.com also known as Nucen-tury Inc. (www.nucen-tury.com). After working with them for quite some time I found them to be professionals whose goals were to help me, not to take my money. I also spoke to a few other people such as “Brent” from Kentucky, who has had problems in the past with scams who stated in a blog post, “The Nu-Century team is fantastic, pushing us to fill their needs and to draw us closer to the goal line of completion. Clearly without them[www.nucen-tury.com], we would never get this done.” Also Chuck from Georgia stated “My process has been completely amazing. Helpful in every way. Nucen-tury.com has been very knowledgeable about the process and willing to assist me in completing various forms to get in the contracting process. It has been a complete pleasure during the entire application process.”
Through this process I think it is important that you work with people that you can trust with your personal documents and to get you the money and help that you need quickly and efficiently. I am not saying Nucen-Tury.com is your only source but I spent two weeks researching over 25 different alternative companies and the only one that gave us straight forward answers and results without making me jump through alot of hoops or drag me along a two week paper trail was Nucen-tury.com. They are there to help you, not for their own personal gain it would seem.
Speaking as someone who has had interactions of a business nature with NUcen-tury i can tell you they deliver on their promises. I spoke with one of their clients and asked them what they thought of the service NUcen-tury has provided so far and this is what they had to say:
“As the government practice leader for our small firm I know the value of having a GSA account. As a one man practice I also knew how unlikely it was that I would have time or the energy to pull together everything needed to even begin the process with GSA. Because of that I started looking for assistance from third party companies that specialized in helping businesses get their GSA certification. In that search I interviewed numerous companies and saw proposals that ranged from $25,000 to $7,000, all of which required a significant amount of work from me. As it turns out, those companies are used to working with larger organizations that have internal administrative staff that can act as a resource and that often times have numerous products and services that are offered under the various types of GSA contracts. When I first came across Nu Cen-tury I was immediately skeptical simply because of the price and what I was used to seeing. I reached out to them to see what their story was and after one phone call was confident that my skepticism was unwarranted and that I had found someone to partner with me and help me get our GSA certification. Nu Cen-tury does specialize in helping small businesses and they demonstrate this unique capability with their responsiveness, flexibility and their price! I am completely satisfied with the services I have been provided. These guys know what it means to partner and I look forward to completing our process and taking full advantage of our GSA certification. If I were a betting man I would bet that Nu Cen-tury’s future is very bright, and based on what I believe I will receive as their client, so will our firm’s government practice.” -Bo , Schedule 874, Redwood City, CA