The History of Leverage


Group Tree 2 002In 2017 Leverage incorporated and became Government Leverage, Inc. to accommodate our vastly growing office that today helps people create efective proposals to answer government needs, provides contracting services such as certifications.

Katie Murray initially created Leverage in 2006 out of a need to sift through 167 pages of  a complicated forklift service and repair bid. Determining what pages needed to be submitted and what they asked for in certain sections was overwhelming to the first client.

That client contacted Katie, knowing her background was in grant writing and thought she might be able to assist. After reviewing the bid, and the requirements, it turned out that we could. In helping this small business obtain government contracts, it grew by over  200%, working fewer hours and having a steady, reliable income.

Reaching out to the community, we realized this was a dire need for many small businesses, and the planning began. We have now been in business for 16 years have written over 2,500 proposals for industries varying from Feral Pig Removal to Gravimetrical Hydrogen Testing Equipment and everything in between.

As the business grew, we developed a growing list of services that vary in difficulty level, all related to Government Contracting.



Katie Murray President


KATIEKatie formed Leverage in 2006 and has grown the company into a successful Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise specializing in Government Contracting Assistance.

Mrs. Murray holds an SDVOSB for federal contracts and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Doncaster. She is also a Certified Development Professional receiving this certification from the College for Relational Development in 2005.

Katie has professional affiliations with US Veteran Alliance, Women Veteran Alliance, and the Elite SDVOB Network. Katie Murray has become a leader in Business Development, encompassing the development of new income streams for for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations.

Katie Murray is an expert in this field prior to starting Leverage inc, working as a Development Director (fundraising) for the American Heart Association, March of Dimes, Boys & Girls Club, and Christian Heritage School.

Mrs. Murray is an Army Veteran who served in Desert Storm from 1990 to 1991 as a Psychiatric Specialist for the 144th Evac Hospital.




Veterans Day Parage Marching with all women