• Instead of stressing out about last-minute submissions, build a library of content you use for every grant or tender.

    Do you know whether you’re ready to tender for work or apply for grants? Why not use my handy guide to find out?

    Am I Fit to Bid?

    Fit to Bid


    There’s a familiar cycle of frustration felt by business owners who want to win work by tendering or apply for a grant. Often you lack time, or you’re not confident you can write a good response. And if you overcome these challenges, something happens – and your attention and resources are diverted elsewhere.

    “Maybe next time.”

    Repeat this a few times a year, and you’re stuck. You know you provide excellent service and have the capacity for more work but struggle to bridge the gap between your current position and your goal.

    • I want to grow my business.
    • Tender for your dream contract is released.
    • You can do the work well and want to apply.
    • The client wants a lengthy, detailed, and complex response – that you don’t have time to write.
    • The cat gets ringworm and you need to spend three days cleaning and sanitising yourself, your clothes, and your house.
    • Maybe next time.

    Access a suite of quality documents that help your clients understand why you’re brilliant at what you do.

    No more gnashing your teeth when your Arch Enemy wins work that you know you can do better.

    The satisfaction of articulating your strengths and knowing your weaknesses are minimised.

    The confidence of knowing you can submit a quality proposal to any grant or tender you want.

    Testimonials


    I have had the pleasure of working with Toni on my Ignite Ideas grant application. Toni certainly came up with the goods, moulding my content into copy that made sense, flowed so much better and ultimately lead to a successful application. I would have no hesitation in recommending Toni for your copywriting needs.
    Victor Nicholls
    Victor Nicholls
    April 14, 2022.
    Toni is a genius with the written word. She has this remarkable ability to make difficult things seem simple and me sound a whole lot smarter than I feel sometimes. If you're looking for the best in the bid writing business, then you're in the right place.
    Amanda Waschevski
    Amanda Waschevski
    February 11, 2022.
    I've been working with Toni for at least 3yrs now. Before meeting Toni I would try to write grant applications myself, it was so time consuming and I never knew if I was doing it right. Toni is so knowledgable, she knows what each application requires and the specific nuances that will get your application noticed. She is totally upfront and honest and will tell you if a grant is not right for your business so you don't waste time and money applying when your chances are not great. I wouldn't trust anyone else to write grant applications for me including myself. Highly Recommend.
    Lynda Steffens
    Lynda Steffens
    May 9, 2021.
    We have been working with Toni for over 3 years and have found Toni to always be professional and provide quality grant applications to help with projects and purchasing equipment.
    Nick S
    Nick S
    April 5, 2021.
    I was extremely impressed with the wide-ranging business knowledge and positive attitude that Toni brought to our proposal. Toni offered a fresh pair of eyes, and was able to see things from a customer ‘s point of view. The thing I like most, was how helpful Toni was in offering wording changes and helping us reformat sentences to better affect. As a bonus, the cost of the doing tender has given us content that we can reuse for our website. Highly recommended, Thanks Toni, we will use A better bid again.
    Euro Pumps Pty Ltd
    Euro Pumps Pty Ltd
    April 1, 2021.
    I found working with Toni are very productive experience, we got a quality tender in on-time, at a reasonable cost. My client and I would not have completed the project as well without her.
    Peter FitzGerald
    Peter FitzGerald
    April 1, 2021.
    Toni made a task that I wouldn't normally do extremely easy, efficient and a little fun. Toni explained the process upfront and by the time my application was complete I had another tool to better explain our business. no hesitation in using A Better Bid in the future.
    Rick Adams
    Rick Adams
    March 31, 2021.
    I have known Toni for more than 3 years and her passion for helping people is second to none which transfers across to the high quality work she delivers for her clients.
    Adam French
    Adam French
    March 31, 2021.
    I work with farmers and wanted to help them obtain funding. I came across Toni‘s website and gave her a call. In the following weeks I learned so much about the grant application process and how to increase the chance of being accepted and approved. Toni also shared with me other sources of funding and she didn’t have to do lengthy searches, it was all there at her fingertips. So much knowledge, so much skill, I’m so glad she’s helping me out with my rural clients.
    Ian Zampech
    Ian Zampech
    January 28, 2021.
    If you have no idea what’s available for your organisation in relation to Grants and Tenders, you need to speak to Toni at A Better Bid. She has coverage on ways to get access to funding and assistance and can increase your chance of success. Toni now looks after all of our clients and NFP organisations and does an amazing job. Thank you Toni !!!
    Paul Farmer
    Paul Farmer
    January 10, 2021.

    Are You Ready?


    It’s hard to understand the process of tendering for work or applying for a grant. There are stacks of websites and portals to navigate, and each one has a slightly different format. There are acronyms galore, questions that don’t make sense, and tight deadlines. How do you match what you do with all this paperwork?

    Getting Fit to Bid is an investment that will provide benefits immediately and in the long term. The framework is the same for every business in every industry. Creating and curating your content library is simple but not easy.

    This is for you if you know you want to grow your business by tendering for work and applying for grants, and you want the process to be effective and efficient. You’re ready to include your team and work together to capture your strengths. You want to identify the gaps and vanquish them. You know that Rome wasn’t built in a day and investing about three months to get Fit to Bid is a wise choice.

    You might not be ready now or ever. And that’s okay. Like the Goals and Growth exercise, understanding your goals and achieving them is a great outcome. A conscious and confident decision NOT to do something is empowering.

    The guarantee of no spam remains. I will keep my promise not to put you on any mailing lists just because you downloaded the Am I Fit to Bid? resource.

    If you would like to know how to untangle the language of grants and tenders and the common elements of an effective, quality response, complete the Am I Fit to Bid? Exercise.

    FAQS


    Seriously, why not?

    Well, it’s theft of Intellectual Property. And in addition to the legal, moral, and ethical implications of this, a content library is created for an individual organisation. You’re not describing your unique selling points if you’re using content generated for someone else.

    I don’t have time to invest in getting Fit to Bid now, as there’s a tender due soon for which I want to submit a proposal. What should I do?

    It’s still possible to write a good response. Be prepared to spend a lot of time and effort creating content. Ensure you have or can get all the required supporting documents (e.g. financial statements, insurance certificates of currency).

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