PTAC Day Countdown: Celebrating Linkitall LLC

September 11, 2018

Celebrating the contracting success of PTAC clients on September 26th

Makeesha Harris, Linkitall
Markeesha Harris, Linkitall

Gallatin, TN – “I had no idea that the visit at PTAP . . . would be the pivotal change point for my company.”  So writes Markeesha Harris, CEO of Linkitall LLC, an administrative management firm specializing in the fields of Human Resources (HR) and Information Technology (IT).

Linkitall is one of thousands of small businesses that win government contracts each year thanks to help from their local Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).  While their stories are unique, each speaks to the dedication and capability of the company, the expert and multi-faceted support of the PTAC, and the important ways this success benefits our government agencies and the American people.

Linkitall first began working with the Crater PTAC in Petersburg, Virginia in 2014. Since that time, the PTAC has not only guided them in obtaining critical certifications in SBA’s 8(a) and Economically Disadvantaged Woman-owned small business programs (EDWOSB), and the Department of Veteran’s Affairs’ Service-disabled Veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) program, but provided ongoing assistance in identifying both state and federal markets for their services, developing the marketing materials and contacts to pursue those markets, and locating and responding to specific bid opportunities.

Joanne Tompkins of Crater PTAC with a PTAC client
Crater PTAC’s Joanne Tompkins (right) with a PTAC client

PTAC support is always more than the sum of the services provided.  As Harris wrote to Crater PTAC Director Joanne Tompkins, “You made time out of your busy schedule multiple times to hear my struggles, how I wanted to give up, and didn’t think LIA would be a success. You supported and encouraged me by attentive listening, connecting me with other small businesses, and providing helpful resources. PTAP was the first organization to give me the resources needed towards the success of LIA and as a small business owner. I can honestly say that . . . through the concerted efforts of PTAP and the guidance provided to me . . . I was able to move forward at an accelerated pace becoming a leader in the business sector!

The results speak for themselves.  Over the past year, LIA has won 5 major contracts with the US Marine Command, the US Department of Health and Human Services, and the US Department of the Army.

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, National PTAC Day activities across the country will celebrate successful PTAC clients like Linkitall – as well as the dedicated PTAC professionals like Joanne Tompkins.

National PTAC Day LogoAmong these activities will be a national webinar:

Top Tips for Finding and Winning Government Contracts

to be held September 26th at 2:00 PM ET (click here to register). A panel of PTAC experts from across the country who will share their top tips for:

  • Getting Ready to Enter the Government Marketplace
  • Finding Government Contracts
  • Bidding on Government Contracts

The webinar is free and open to all, providing a taste of the first-rate guidance that PTACs can offer, all at little or no charge to business owners. We hope you will join us for this exciting event.  Or find your own local PTAC to see what events they have on tap for National PTAC Day. Just join the celebration!


To learn about National PTAC Day activities near you – contact your nearest PTAC.




 For help with Government Contracting: contact your nearest Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). Funded through Cooperative Agreements between the U.S. Department of Defense and state and local governments/institutions, PTACs provide free and low-cost assistance in virtually all areas of government contracting.