Kenneth Larson

Retired Aerospace Contracts Manager, Micro Mentor Volunteer and Founder "Small to feds"

Kenneth's bio

Over 40 years in the Defense Industrial Complex. Veteran 2 tours US Army Vietnam. Subsequently spent over 30 years in federal government program and contract management and 10 years in small business consulting. As a Micro Mentor Volunteer Counselor, assists many small businesses with their planning and operations processes.

Current Experience

Explore my professional history and get to know the companies I worked at and the roles and responsibilities I've been assigned.

08 / 2007 05 / 2011

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)

Provided volunteer assistance to an average of 400 Businesses per year and received the SCORE National Achievement Award

05 / 2011 Current




01 / 2006 Current

Small Business Federal Government Contracting


Small Business Federal Government Contracting (Small To Feds) is a free web site by Micro Mentor counselor Ken Larson providing guidance, books and reference materials to small business on succeeding in the federal contracting venue.

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See where I spent time studying and gained early knowledge to prepare for my professional life.

1964 1966

University of Minnesota


Take a look at a few of my favorite projects I’ve started or been a part of during the course of my career.

The How to for Small Business in Government Contracting

My 36 Year Career in Federal Government Contracting. Inside Pentagon Procurement from Vietnam to Iraq

A Veteran's Photo Poetry Journal of Recovery from PTSD


A concise list of some of the most valuable professional skills I possess. My tricks of the trade and what I can bring to the table.

Government Contracting
Small Business
Business Planning
Industry Teaming


Hear what some of my clients and colleagues have to say about me after working together on various projects throughout my career.

Eleanor ShermanPresident at Technowipe, Inc.Ken has been my SCORE mentor. Without Ken's advice and knowledge, I would never have followed through with the voluminous amount of paperwork required for a GSA contract. He guided me through each step of the process with clear insight. Ken teaches people about business, but also how to deal with adversity and achieve through example. Ken has been "a gem."August 1, 2009, Eleanor worked directly with Kenneth at Smalltofeds.

Amy LindbergIndependent contractor specializing in military health/readiness, management services, and technical staff outsourcing.Ken is The Powerhouse of government contracting. He is also a very generous, organized and timely Mentor to many a SCORE protege.March 17, 2009, Amy was with another company when working with Kenneth at Smalltofeds

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Jason C. LivingstonManaging Partner at Intuitive Technology Group Ken has more knowledge and insight than nearly anyone I have met. He has assisted not only with the growth of my business, but my personal growth as well. I have found his knowledge of Government Contracting to be unparalleled. If you are looking to do business with the government or even simply need a sounding board for an idea, Ken is the one to talk to.June 5, 2008, Jason C. was Kenneth's client

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Get in touch with me if you would like to do business together, share an idea or just say hello.

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