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  • Your business may not be small just because you think it is. The government actually has a say in it.Small business size standards, established by the SBA, define the maximum size that a company (along with its affiliates) can be to qualify as a small business. These standards are used to help...
    October 20, 2014 - 2 comments
  • Despite recent budget cuts, the U.S. federal marketplace remains a lucrative opportunity for small businesses. The federal government typically spends approximately $500 billion in contracts every year and the law requires that 23 percent of these dollars be awarded to small businesses.But doing...
    September 22, 2014 - 12 comments
  • If you are a small business seeking contracting opportunities with the federal government, the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world, check out the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)’s new online training module, Certificate of Competency-Program Overview which contains...
    September 18, 2014 - 6 comments
  • If you are a participant in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program or have a small business located in an area of high unemployment or low-income, then the 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program could be for you!  7(j) Management &...
    September 08, 2014 - 5 comments
  • Small businesses are the key to advancing America’s economy by bringing cutting-edge, high-impact technologies to the marketplace that improve health care, strengthen our military and protect the environment. However, small businesses often have difficulty competing with larger technology...
    July 07, 2014 - 12 comments
  • If you’re interested in adding the government to your list of clients – but want to get your feet wet first – consider subcontracting. As a subcontractor, you can perform part of the work on another business’ contract (of the ‘prime’ contractor) without dealing...
    May 28, 2014 - 9 comments
  • Did you know that the SBA has a program designed to help small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the federal marketplace? If you’re interested in government contracting, the 8(a) Business Development (BD) Program offers a broad scope of assistance to small businesses for which you might be...
    March 26, 2014 - 8 comments
  • “Government contracting.” “Small business certification.” You’ve heard the phrases before, but what do they really mean? And does it really matter for your small business? Maybe – and maybe not. Let’s cut through all the noise and define these phrases in a...
    January 21, 2014 - 8 comments
  • If you’re just getting started in the world of government contracting, you’re not alone if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed! Entering the federal marketplace is one unlike any other – but there are specialized resources to help you succeed. A great one to take advantage of...
    December 12, 2013 - 11 comments
  • Are you a veteran-owned small business and thinking of selling to your former boss – the U.S. federal government? Part of the mission of the SBA is to provide assistance to veterans and service-disabled veterans who return home to start, resume or grow their businesses. In addition to...
    January 31, 2013 - 21 comments

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