"Integrity, trust, due diligence, and customer service are meaningful principles to which we subscribe." - Candace C. Shiver Esq.

Shiver & Associates

Shiver & Associates is a strategic government relations and business development.  We specialize in market entry strategies for our clients’ products and services in both the U.S. and international marketplaces. We also effectively represent and advocate for our clients’ interests before Executive and Legislative Branches of State and Federal Governments.

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS & ADVOCACY

Shiver & Associates represents and advocates for its clients’ interests in local, state, and federal arenas. Our professionals benefit from bipartisan relationships important to coalition building; and we take seriously the opportunity to educate public officials about the issues important to our clients. From important issue monitoring, to legislative lobbying, and helping clients chart successful paths through executive and regulatory channels, Shiver & Associates provides the tools for its clients’ advancement through public policy. 

 

The Firm’s Government Relations professionals provide assistance in areas including:

  • Government Liaising

  • Legislative Lobbying

  • Policy Analysis

  • Bipartisan Relationship and Coalition Building

We assist companies in the United States and abroad with entering into markets throughout North America, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

U.S. MARKET ACCESS

Shiver & Associates acknowledges that access to new domestic markets helps to increase the market size, performance, and profitability of growing and innovative companies. Expanded domestic opportunities also heighten the competitiveness of businesses and their ability to remain flexible in changing market conditions.

Shiver & Associates assists its clients in navigating new channels for domestic growth. Also, recognizing that capital and business support infrastructure are often critical in reaching these markets, and that adequate financing remains a fundamental challenge to the scalability and sustainability of many businesses, Shiver & Associates seeks to help its clients overcome these barriers. With relationships with key traditional and alternative lenders, and knowledge of various finance sources, our Firm is equipped to assist with sequential aspects of our clients’ market and finance needs.

The Firm’s U.S. Business Development professionals provide assistance in areas including:

  • Access to U.S. Private Sector Contracts

  • Access to Traditional and Alternative Lending Sources

  • Development of New Markets

  • Product/Service Promotion in Select Domestic Markets

  • Strategic Alliances

We have one goal for our clients: to deliver results.

INTERNATIONAL MARKET ACCESS

 

Shiver & Associates has an array of capabilities to provide comprehensive international business and trade-related services to our clients. We assist companies in the United States and abroad with entering or expanding into markets throughout North America, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe. With backgrounds in the private sector and in the federal government, the firm’s professionals bring policy and business development experience in handling a variety of international business matters.

Upon the backdrop of a progressively interconnected world, Shiver & Associates understands the importance of and vast opportunities for business growth through the international marketplace. We provide advice, access to resources, and representation for a range of commercial activities to satisfy our clients’ needs in expanding outside of their initial places of business.

The Firm’s International Business Development professionals provide assistance in areas including:

  • Business Expansion and Export Planning

  • International Market Research

  • Market Entry Strategies

  • Product/Service Promotion in Select Foreign Markets

  • Third Party Advocacy

CORPORATE SUPPLIER DIVERSITY

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY

The minority business community is undeniably growing at a rapid pace; and as the demographic shift in America takes place, these changes call for a new strategy or approach to principles of diversity and inclusion and supplier diversity.  We believe that if minorities are not contributing fully, U.S. corporations will not be able to keep up with emerging markets. The corporations that are consciously aware of this imperative will continue to be global market leaders, and their bottom line profitability and shareholder value will continue to be reflective of this strategic approach.

Shiver & Associates focuses on win-win results for corporations and the minority-owned businesses that they utilize through successful supplier diversity programs and initiatives.  We additionally provide education to businesses in accessing applicable certification programs and related contract opportunities.

'The Firm’s Supplier Diversity professionals provide assistance in areas including:

  • Supplier Diversity Assessment/Program Evaluation

  • Minority Outsourcing

  • MBE Strategic Alliances

  • MBE Advocacy and Promotion/Stakeholder Education