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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 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

 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

Want to Know How Federal Agencies Buy?

The Federal Buyer’s Journey Many contractors face the challenges of determining their place in the federal market and identifying how to pursue business. An important step in figuring this out is: Read more

SBA News

Nancy Zurbuchen Appointed Small Business Advocate for Region 7

Nancy Zurbuchen Appointed Small Business Advocate for Region 7   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nancy Zurbuchen, a Missouri businesswoman, has been appointed small business advocate for federal Region 7. In this role, Zurbuchen will be the direct link between the region’s small business owners, state and local government agencies, state legislators, small business associations and the Office of Advocacy...Read more

Philip D. Lovas Appointed Small Business Advocate for Region 9

  Philip D. Lovas Appointed Small Business Advocate for Region 9 Read more

Joseph M. DiStasio Appointed Small Business Advocate for Region 1

Joseph M. DiStasio Appointed Small Business Advocate for Region 1   Read more

EPA Implementation of Executive Order 13777

As part of its implementation of Executive Order 13777, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has opened a docket requesting comments from the public on the evaluation of existing regulations. In addition, EPA’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is holding a public meeting on April 25 in Washington DC to solicit additional input. Read more

CFPB Proposed Amendments to Regulation B

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau On April 4, 2017, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) proposed amendments to Regulation B to permit creditors additional flexibility in complying with Regulation B in order to facilitate compliance with Regulation C, to add certain model forms and remove others from Regulation B, and to make various other amendments to Regulation B and its...Read more

SBA Advice

Writing YOUR Success Story

Once upon a time…. It’s the classic opening to our favorite fairy tales. As children we dream of magic potions and knights in shining armor that will provide our happily ever after. How... Read more

Setting Up a Social Media Calendar for Your Small Business

Social media marketing is powerful, but can become a time sink if you let it.  And face it, none of us have unlimited resources -- we have to use the time and staff we have wisely. Setting... Read more

Franchise Fees: Why Do You Pay Them And How Much Are They?

There are plenty of myths about franchising. A great deal of them revolve around money. I hear these two statements a lot:  “Franchise companies make most of their profits from franchise... Read more

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