Build your Roadmap to Success.



Build your Roadmap to Success.



We transform businesses like yours  with the strategy you need to successfully grow supporting the Government and Corporations.
Join our D.R.I.V.E Program and let us build your roadmap to success!
We transform businesses like yours, providing you with strategy and preferred access to all our services from proposal writing and management to vendor registration and certificate renewal.
Join Once Upon an RFP D.R.I.V.E 2024 to build your success roadmap!

Where You've Seen Once Upon An RFP
What Our Winning Clients Are Saying About Our Services:
"Before working with Once Upon An RFP, I was working over 60+ hours a week while trying to meet deadlines..."
Jane Bernedette, Small Business Owner

You can trust us.
“A small business that invests 1% of contract value on proposal delivery has a win-rate of 10%, while a 6% investment results in a win-rate of 60%.”- Tony Corrigan, CEO Orbidal
Meet the Mastermind:
My own journey as a B2B small business and 20+ years inside B2G corporations inspired D.R.I.V.E. 2024. I've seen first-hand how direction and purpose transform small businesses.
Caryn Kent Dean
The 5 Key Benefits of
D.R.I.V.E 2024
accelerate growth with
Government and Corporate clients:
Discover D.R.I.V.E
Monthly business development strategy and implementation.
Strategic RFx opportunity sourcing. We find right fit opportunities for you.
Access to our senior BD, marketing, and proposal leaders.
There's an RFx for that! Adaptable to all industries, lengths, scopes, and formats.
It's Time To

GROW Your Impact.

Get private access to a proven team with 100+ years of business development and RFP-based Sales Response experience.

Save yourself the hassle and hot mess of figuring it all out on your own.

As we all know. Hope is not a strategy.

12 Month Retainer
 To ensure individualized attention, the D.R.I.V.E program
is limited to 10 spaces.

1. What would success look like in the first two months? 
Success looks different for each client because we craft a plan of action based on what they offer, existing business development processes, systems and collateral, and your business goals.

Generally speaking, your business development engine will become more defined, and your pipeline will grow. We can’t make guarantees about how much or how quickly. However, you will see a difference.

We find that our clients have more of the information needed to respond to client inquiries, so they can more quickly move from the discovery to the closing phase. In addition, we find that RFx responses become more accessible and faster.

2. What do the first two months look like regarding the process and what to expect? 
The first month is Onboarding. We'll work together through our proprietary DRIVE Worksheets, including:
  • Defining Your Difference
  • Defining Your Offering
  • How You Deliver and How You Are Compensated
  • Solutioning Template
  • Company Collateral for Business Development and RFx Development

3. What if we don’t have everything we need?
It’s OK if you don’t have everything - developing the items missing can be part of the implementation process. You can develop the missing pieces, or you can engage us to do so. DRIVE 2024 includes preferred pricing to the additional support you may need, including:
  • Capability Statements
  • Your Signature Proposal
  • Marketing Collateral
  • Vendor Registrations
  • Proposal Management & Writing.
Depending on what you already have in place, we'll meet for about 6-8 hours during the first month to work on the documents and also create your DRIVE 2024 Workbook to build your initial strategy and the metrics we'll track.

We’ll begin our weekly RFx Opportunity Sourcing searches during after our first meeting. We frequently find a lot of RFx in the first week. We see fewer each following week, as we only look for new RFx released since the last search date.
4. Can we use one of your proposal managers if any RFPs pop up and we don’t have the internal capacity to take it on?
Yes, we will ask you to send over the documentation and ask for you to describe what kind of internal you have to support the development. We’ll provide an estimate based on the hours we believe it will take us. We leverage the past five years of data we’ve collected through experience.

Likewise, if we identify a project and you'd like to bid, we'll also provide a time and investment estimate.

5. How big are the teams and clients you work with today?
We work with everybody from Solopreneurs to Fortune 500 companies. Our solutions cater to what the client’s needs are. 

7. Would we work with one person or a team, and would this change through the process?
You'll work with our team of full-time employees. We make an effort to have the same resources support you on each project. However, availability depends on the current workload and time off.