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6 Tips for Getting Government Contracts

6 Tips for Government  Contracts written by Bill Murphy Jr.

The SBA brought together government contractors and entrepreneurs for nearly four hours of instruction in how small businesses can go to work for Uncle Sam. Here’s what we learned.

Federal spending is up. No matter how you might feel about that politically, it means great opportunity for government contractors. And … Read More

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Five Costly Mistakes That Cause Smaller Enterprises to Fail

Written by Tonia Warfield and Hubert Glover

Published in Wiley Periodicals online in Wiley Online Library (www.wileyonlinelibrary.com)

John Wiley Publisher

ECONOMIC RELEVANCE OF SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES

Small and medium-sized enterprises account for a significant part of the gross domestic product, the total workforce, and expected growth in the next decade. Specifically, according to the Small Business Administration, … Read More

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Good News from the SBA for Businesses

Good News from the SBA for businesses that do business with the federal government.

SBA Administrator Mills statement on the President’s “QuickPay” announcement today to cut in half – from 30 days to 15 days – the amount of time it takes federal agencies to pay small businesses for the products and services they deliver to the federal government:

“The … Read More
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Using the SBA Mentor Protégé Program

By Dr. Hubert D. Glover

If your company is at the beginning stages of the SBA 8a Business Development program or considering applying you should consider the benefits of enrolling in the Mentor Protégé program.

The MP program allows 8a firms to align with a seasoned 8a company that has successful past performance, demonstrate effective management systems and other resources … Read More

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SBA to let larger companies win small-biz contracts

By Sarah Chacko

The Small Business Administration is rolling out a slew of rule changes intended to stop the misuse of small-business contract programs.

The SBA issued a proposed rule last week to increase the size of companies that can benefit from federal small-business set-aside contracts and other preferences.

The changes — affecting firms offering professional, scientific and technical services

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Women Owned Small Business Program Fact Sheet

The Small Business Act authorizes contracting officers to specifically limit, or set aside, certain requirements for competition solely amongst women owned small businesses (WOSBs) or economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs).

This is referred to as the WOSB Program. These procurement mechanisms are meant to increase Federal contracting opportunities for WOSBs and to assist agencies in achieving their women-owned … Read More

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Women Owned Small Business Gets Ruling

Earlier this week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) announced the publication of a final rule (“Rule”) to implement the federal procurement program for women-owned small businesses (“WOSBs”).  In the Rule, the SBA identified 83 industries in which WOSBs are underrepresented in the federal contract marketplace; according to the SBA, the Rule aims to open up more opportunities for WOSBs … Read More

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Historic Small Business Act Signed by the President

On Monday, President Obama signed legislation that re-establishes equality among each of the small business subcategories that competes for government contracts.

The 2010 Small Business Jobs Act, which also provides tax cuts for undersized firms and creates programs to support private sector lending, makes a technical revision to the 1953 Small Business Act by replacing the word “shall” in the … Read More

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Women-Owned Small Businesses

Written by Dr. Roni M. Glover, PhD

Women-owned businesses in the U.S. are celebrating significant and continuous growth, regardless of concerns of race, size standards, and industry (including non-traditional industries for women).  These businesses collectively employ millions of people and generate over a trillion dollars in revenue.  Federal contract dollars are spent with women-owned small businesses (WOSBs), which are small … Read More

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Steady Source of Revenue

The Federal Government has been a steady source of revenue and a key part of the stimulation of the economy at the beginning stages. So if you look at the first blog posting and read about Why Do Business with the Federal Government, well security in terms of a healthy and growing revenue source is another reason. Please see what … Read More

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What Can the SBA Do for You?

The Small Business Administration offers entrepreneurs a wealth of support whether the focus on the federal, state or local markets or private companies large or small. The following is a brief synopsis of the some of the key services the SBA provides and for more information please go to www.sba.gov

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The SBA has an agreement with a volunteer organization … Read More

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Getting Started: Doing Business with the Feds

The Small Business Administration (SBA www.sba.gov) has an array of resources for you to specifically learn how to do business with the Feds.  I would like to give you some simple and basic advice before you start searching through the volumes of support from the SBA.

I assume you have already launched your business and selected your legal form of … Read More

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