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GSA News

GSA releases statement on Old Post Office lease

GSA releases statement on Old Post Office lease Read more

GSA seeks information from industry to better capability on Software-as-a-Service (Saas) for Administrative Services

GSA seeks information from industry to better capability on Software-as-a-Service (Saas) for Administrative Services Read more

GSA announces issuance of RFP – Phase I for the new Department of Labor (DOL) headquarters

GSA announces issuance of RFP – Phase I for the new Department of Labor (DOL) headquarters Read more

GSA Awards Construction Contract for New Port of Entry in Columbus, New Mexico

New Port to help support Customs and Border Protection’s mission Read more

GSA announces the plan for environmental, transportation and other studies at sites being explored for the new Department of Labor (DOL) headquarters

GSA announces the plan for environmental, transportation and other studies at sites being explored for the new Department of Labor (DOL) headquarters Read more

GSA Schedule and Federal Marketing News

GSA Schedule – The Government Contract for Small Business

GSA Schedules have been a popular contract vehicle for large and small businesses alike, but in recent years, small business has grown its share of GSA schedule sales significantly since 2013. That year, the height of sequestration, cutbacks, and...Read more

GSA Modernizing Human Capital Management Schedule 738 X

GSA has modernized its multiple-award schedule vehicle for human resource services to address contract redundancy and streamline the acquisition process for such service offerings. Read more

6  Free Tools to Research Your GSA Competitors

Many firms obtain a GSA Schedule to gain an advantage in the government market. Companies put serious effort into acquiring the contract but unfortunately, less effort into training sales, marketing, and business development reps on how to use it...Read more

Schedule 45 Minutes to Uncover the Keys to Government Sales

I understand why companies think government contracting seems so complicated.  They have been told to take a few simple steps, and then contracts will roll in. The most frequently mentioned 10 best practices for winning government contracts...Read more

How to Gain Your Boss’ Support for Getting a GSA Contract

A GSA contract can help you increase government sales. You know it, your sales people know it, but sometimes the boss does not. As your firm’s business development manager, you know you that GSA schedules are a critical tool to have in your business...Read more

SBA News

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable in Coer d'Alene, Idaho

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho   WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday July 13th, the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration will host a roundtable in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The event will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Best Western Plus.   Read more

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable in Boise, Idaho

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable in Boise, Idaho   WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday July 11th, the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration will host a roundtable in Boise, Idaho. The event will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Riverside Hotel.   Read more

Advocacy Invites Small Businesses to Attend Louisiana Roundtables

Advocacy Invites Small Businesses to Attend Louisiana Roundtables Read more

U.S. Department of the Interior Requests Public Comment on its Review of Certain National Monuments Established since 1996

Pursuant to E.O. 13792 dated April 26, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Interior is requesting comments on the review of National Monuments that have been designated or expanded since 1996 under the Antiquities Act of 1906. The review will be used to determine whether each designation or expansion conforms to the requirements and original objectives of the Act, and appropriately balance the...Read more

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Seeks Comments on Existing Rules

Pursuant to its “Plan for Retrospective Review of Existing Rules” the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) seeks public input on ways the Commission could reduce the burden of its existing rules, while still furthering its mission. CPSC requests comments on several questions including the following: Read more

SBA Advice

8 Easy Businesses to Start

Sam Walton was an ex-retail employee who got the idea to buy a little five and dime store in a small town in Arkansas. That small beginning eventually became Walmart, a global giant that today has... Read more

How To Overcome The Fear Of Being Your Own Boss

I’d like to start out by telling you that it’s perfectly normal to be fearful about owning a franchise business-or any business. As a matter of fact, if you weren’t afraid, it would cause... Read more

4 Ideas to Help You Create An Inclusive Work Environment

How is diversity reflected in your workplace? For most, it reflects inclusiveness of cultures, orientations and more. Making a conscious effort to embrace inclusiveness and create a workplace in... Read more

5 Mid-Year Tax Planning Strategies

For many small business owners, thinking about taxes occurs only twice a year … when returns are being prepared and perhaps at the end of the year. This is a mistake. With half of 2017 over, now... Read more

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