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  • So you think you're ready to sell to the government, but is the government ready to buy from you?Government buyers are a discerning group. After all, we trust them to make the right procurement decisions with our taxpayer dollars. Yet, despite the fact that formal goals are in place to ensure...
    March 18, 2015 - 8 comments
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently published a proposed rule to amend its regulations to establish a government-wide Mentor-Protégé Program for all small businesses as directed by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 and the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (NDAA)....
    February 25, 2015 - 13 comments
  • There are a number of steps any business needs to take to get started in government contracting, including determining if your business qualifies for small business certification, getting a DUNS number, registering with the System of Award Management (SAM), and more. But what about preparing your...
    December 05, 2014 - 14 comments
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently introduced the second online training module in a new series of mini-primers about the HUBZone program.  The series is designed to help business owners and others – through short, focused learning exercises -- understand how to...
    November 03, 2014 - 1 comments
  • Hundreds of small businesses enter the SBA’s 8(a) business development program each year, but when those companies graduate, continued success and favor isn’t a given. The playground is a lot flatter, your sole-source advantage is gone and the competition is fierce.As you enter the five...
    October 27, 2014 - 1 comments
  • 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 - 8 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 - 14 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 - 5 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 - 4 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

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