Federal Business News

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

GSA News

GSA Awards $114M Energy Savings Performance Contract for New York Federal Buildings

Energy conservation measures to be implemented in ten federal buildings in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and White Plains, NY Read more

Hackathon Helps U.S. Government Go “Green”

Hackathon Helps U.S. Government Go “Green” Read more

GSA’s Edith Green Federal Building Receives Prestigious AIA Sustainable Design Award

High performing building delivers on innovative sustainability features and saves taxpayers money Read more

GSA Announces Open House Tour for Sugar Grove Station

GSA Announces Open House Tour for Sugar Grove Station Read more

New Federal Courthouse Coming to San Antonio

GSA announces construction of new U.S. courthouse to help meet Judiciary's needs Read more

GSA Schedule and Federal Marketing News

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

Are Federal Contractor Registration Services Really Necessary (sam.gov)

I received a call from a woman who told me she and her husband were starting a business and they would organize as a women owned small business (WOSB).  I won’t say what line of business they were in, because they seemed to have a unique niche...Read more

SBA News

Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Seafood Import Monitoring Program

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has proposed a rule establishing filing and recordkeeping procedures relating to the importation of certain fish and fish products, in order to implement the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act’s (MSA) prohibition on importing and trading of fish that were taken, possessed, transported, or sold in violation of any foreign law or...Read more

2016 Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories

The Office of Advocacy’s Small Business Profiles are an annual analysis of each state’s small business activities. Each profile gathers the latest information from key federal data-gathering agencies to provide a snapshot of small business health and economic activity. This year’s profiles report on state economic growth and employment; small business employment, industry composition, and...Read more

DOL to Require Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

The Department of Labor (DOL) is requiring federal contractors, subcontractors and certain parties who contract with the Federal Government to provide their employees with up to 7 days of paid sick leave annually, implementing Executive Order 13706, which was signed by President Obama on September 7, 2015.  The proposed rule applies to new contracts or contract-like instruments, if:...Read more

Understanding the Imported STEM Entrepreneur

For Release: February 24, 2016 SBA Number: 16-04 ADV   Contact: Elle Patout Elle.Patout@sba.gov   Read more

Imported Entrepreneurs: Foreign-Born Scientists and Engineers in U.S. STEM Fields Entrepreneurship

Printer Friendly Version Research Summary Imported Entrepreneurs: Foreign-Born Scientists andEngineers in U.S. STEM Fields Entrepreneurship Read more

SBA Advice

How to Find the Right Private Investor for Your Small Business

Although small businesses still turn to credit unions, community banks, and traditional banks for their capital needs,... Read more

Why You Need to Take a Fresh Look at Your Market

Years ago I was a foreign correspondent in Mexico City, writing for Business Week and other business publications. One of my favorite contacts was an expert with the U.S. Embassy who... Read more

National Small Business Week Celebrates the American Entrepreneurial Spirit

What creates two out of three net new American jobs; produces close to half of our nation’s goods and services (nonfarm private GDP); and can be found, coast to coast, in every small town, big... Read more

Franchise Support: What Does It Mean?

There are certain promises you get when you purchase a franchise business. Some of them come to you by way of the marketing and advertising of a franchise and its ... Read more

5 Ways a New Business Credit Line Can Benefit Your Business

Having access to cash is an essential part of success in business whether your company is just getting started or has... Read more

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