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Federal Business News

This section contains links to articles regarding federal busienss and key federal agency news.  Updated daily.

GSA News

GSA & Adobe to Deliver Streamlined Data Security, Electronic Signature Solutions for Government

GSA & Adobe to Deliver Streamlined Data Security, Electronic Signature Solutions for Government Read more

GSA Reveals High Bid for the Sugar Grove Station in West Virginia

Sealed bids publicly opened and high bidder declared Read more

GSA announces $136M Congressional authorization for Southeast federal courthouse projects

GSA announces $136M Congressional authorization for Southeast federal courthouse projects Read more

GSA Auctions the Cotton Annex Building

Bidding now open for the 118,000 gross square foot six-story building Read more

GSA Awards Contract for New Human Resource (HR) and Time and Attendance (T&A) Systems

GSA Awards Contract for New Human Resource (HR) and Time and Attendance (T&A) Systems Read more

GSA Schedule and Federal Marketing News

The Lucky Government Contractor

A client called me recently to let me know that they “haven’t had much luck” generating sales under their GSA contract. Curiously, she went on to say that she recently lost a bid because “a competitor got lucky” and won it instead. Sadly, it’s not...Read more

eBuy RFP’s – Should you Bid on Every Opportunity

Top 7 Questions about eBuy Opportunities  After winning a GSA contract and uploading their price list to GSA Advantage, many GSA contractors are excited to access the myriad of RFP’s (Request for Proposal) and RFQ's (Request...Read more

How do Agencies buy Services through our GSA Contract?

Buying Professional Services on a GSA Contract Have you encountered an agency who wants to buy professional services from you, but doesn't know how to buy services  off GSA Schedules.  To help you and your clients understand...Read more

Open Market Items under a GSA Contract order

New GSA Contractors often ask about selling items that are not listed in their GSA Schedule contract.  These are known as Open Market items.  You can sell such products or services to agencies under a GSA Contract order, but you...Read more

Government Sales Falling Short?

Doing all the right things but without results? Do the sentiments in this email haunt you too? Companies seeking to generate GSA sales, or government sales in general, often make the same mistake…they do what they are told! Read more

SBA News

Consumer Product Safety Commission Seeks Comment on Its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Safety Standards for Portable Generators

On November 21, 2016, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a notice of proposed rulemaking on Safety Standards for Portable Generators. The proposed regulation aims to lower the unreasonable risk of injury and death due to CO emissions by setting specific CO emissions guidelines. The rule would require that portable generators powered by handheld spark-ignition (SI) engines of...Read more

IRS Proposes Rules on LIFO Pooling

IRS Proposes Rules on LIFO Pooling On November 28, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed rules relating to the establishment of dollar-value last-in, first-out (LIFO) inventory pools by certain taxpayers that use the inventory price index computation (IPIC) pooling method. The proposed regulations provide that when the IPIC pooling method is used, purchased inventory goods and...Read more

FY 2017 Verification and Validation Forms

View supporting documentation for performance indicators. Read more

FY 2016 Verification and Validation Forms

View supporting documentation for performance indicators. Read more

Court Enjoins Implementation of Overtime Regulation

Court Enjoins Implementation of Overtime Regulation On May 23, 2016, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division published a final rule in the Federal Register that updated the Overtime Regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), specifically the exemptions for executive, administrative and professional employees.  The final rule implemented a 2014 Presidential Memorandum...Read more

SBA Advice

Why December is a Great Time to Review Your Business Plan

While December is a busy time for small businesses trying to end the year on a high note, it should also be a time for introspection and review. After all, December is National Write a Business... Read more

10 Reasons All Business Owners Should Plan

Whether you're just starting out, growing your business or seeking outside help, good business planning will help you achieve that goal. And take note: this means you, business owners. The... Read more

22 Holiday Marketing Ideas for Local Businesses

Small Business Saturday is over, but it’s not the only opportunity for local small businesses to capture customers’ dollars this holiday season. Whether you’re a retailer, restaurateur or own a... Read more

The Importance of Entrepreneurship and the Faith Community Under the Obama Administration

Strengthening our communities has been a focal point of this administration. At the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) we believe entrepreneurship is a path toward economic self-sufficiency... Read more

Dine Small on Small Business Saturday

If you own or operate one of the millions of independently-owned restaurants and bars that are the job creators and pillars of our nation’s Main Streets and neighborhoods,... Read more

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