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Cansler Keynotes Annual Conference for Tennessee Farm Bureau Presidents

“Tim Cansler’s behind the scenes Washington knowledge on agricultural and farm issues makes him an excellent choice for hearing the “rest of the story” about current Washington happenings. His agricultural and Farm Bureau background provide a solid foundation and understanding of the issues important to farmers.” Jeff Aiken President Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation Cansler Consulting,…

“Tim Cansler’s behind the scenes Washington knowledge on agricultural and farm issues makes him an excellent choice for hearing the “rest of the story” about current Washington happenings. His agricultural and Farm Bureau background provide a solid foundation and understanding of the issues important to farmers.” Jeff Aiken President Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation Cansler Consulting,…


Small Lobbyist Secures $72 Million from State Gov’t for GA County

Henry County, Georgia needed help.  They needed money to widen GA155. The Board of County Commissioners hired a small lobbying firm and within ONE WEEK, the firm had procured $72 million to widen the road.1… wait for it… at the whopping cost of $2000 per month for one year. So,  $24,000 netted the County $71,976.000.00….


U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC)

U.S. and Canadian Regulatory Senior Officials met to discuss opportunities to smooth and speed imports and exports between the two countries and enhance economic competitiveness while at the same time heightening safety standards.  The RCC is made up of government officials and industry stakeholders focused on trying “to promote economic growth, job creation, and benefits…


What to Look for in a Lobbyist?

When selecting a professional lobbyist for your organization, it’s vital to find a lobbyist that is a good fit for your needs, budget and style. Hopefully, this is a relationship that will benefit you for years to come, so making the right decision is critical. Keep in mind when searching for professional legislative representation, make…


Support Small Business Saturday

Cansler Consulting prides itself in being a boutique lobbying and consulting firm. We also support other small businesses and urge everyone during this upcoming holiday season to support small businesses, not just Nov. 28th but all year round. Small Businesses Saturday November 28, 2015. Small Businesses Make More Cents According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)…


Proactive Lobbying

A good lobbyist not only advocates a client’s position on issues to legislators, but forecasts upcoming obstacles and opportunities. For years now, we have been proactively advising clients of the nation’s precipitous financial issues on our Cansler Consulting blog. Our ability to assess trends in policy can help steer your organization  through the mine fields…


Smaller Lobbying Firms: Resources on Demand

Many times when discussing a potential client’s needs, the question comes up about “how we handle issues when they seem larger than the scope of our internal resources.” The answer is: we use our network of resources. After two decades of experience in Washington, D.C., Cansler Consulting has developed a vast array of political, legal,…


Top 10 Reasons Smaller Lobbying Firms are Better Part 3

9.) Smaller, Entrepreneurial Lobbying Firms are Connected Large lobbying firms are slower to utilize technological connectivity until their I.T. departments can set up a policy and roll it out company wide. But more and more government is now embracing new technologies and social media such as Facebook and Twitter as the tech-savvy Generation Y enters…


Top 10 Reasons Smaller Entrepreneurial Lobbying Firms are Better Part 2

4.) Conflicts of Interest Are More Prevalent in Large Firms In the last few years Washington, D.C. has witnessed conflicts of interest arising among clientele of large lobbying firms and the firm splitting up into multiple, separate firms. Oftentimes, when conflicts of interest arise among a large lobbying firms clientele, in most cases its the…


Top 10 Reasons Smaller Entrepreneurial Lobbying Firms are Better Part 1

In this series of articles, we will demonstrate why smaller, entrepreneurial  lobbying firms are better for most clients than larger, mega-firms. This is in response to the multiple mergers, acquisitions and increased involvement of multi-national firms that is occurring in Washington, D.C.  as reported by The Hill in June of this year.  Keep in mind,…


Benefits to Using a Lobbyist

Many different types of organizations can benefit from using a lobbyist to get their voice heard in government. From Non-Profit Organizations and Associations to large and small for-profit businesses, lobbyists can take your message to Congress and even local and state governments. Lobbyists enable organizations to draft legislation, develop strategies for new regulations, connect and…


What does a Lobbyist do?

“Lobbying” seems to have become a dirty word in recent years given the recent illegal activities of former lobbyist Jack Abramoff. The truth of the matter is the current laws caught Jack Abramoff.  Lobbying accomplished ethically and professionally is making sure the proper government officials hear and understand both sides of an issue before making…


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