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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 Opens Federal Acquisition Gateway for Public Access

Transparent Access to Site Allows Non-Federal Users to Explore Tools and Content Read more

GSA Seeks Ideas for Innovative Redevelopment Opportunity of McIntyre Building

GSA Seeks Ideas for Innovative Redevelopment Opportunity of McIntyre Building Read more

GSA Issues Phase II of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project

President’s FY 2017 Budget Will Include Funding in Support of Full Consolidation Read more

GSA Unveils $51,000 Computer Donation to Martin Luther King, Jr, Middle School

GSA Administrator to Lead Economic Development Conversation in Atlanta Read more

GSA Administrator, SBA Administrator, and Mayor of Atlanta Discuss Economic Development in Atlanta

GSA Administrator to Lead Economic Development Conversation in Atlanta Read more

GSA Schedule and Federal Marketing News

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

GSA Schedules: Spectators and Superstars

TurboGSA has been analyzing GSA sales information for some time now … trying to better understand which contractors are succeeding, and more importantly, what do differently from those who fail to generate contract revenues. We look for tactics and...Read more

SBA News

Advocacy Report Examines the Millennial Entrepreneur

For Release: February 4, 2016 SBA Number: 16-02 ADV   Contact: Elle Patout Elle.Patout@sba.gov Read more

Advocacy Involvement Relieves Regulatory Burden on Small Business

For Release: January 12, 2016 SBA Number: 16-01 ADV   Contact: Elle Patout Elle.Patout@sba.gov   Read more

IRS Proposes New Non-Discrimination Requirements for Retirement Plans

On January 29, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed rules that would modify the nondiscrimination requirements for retirement plans that provide additional benefits to a grandfathered group of employees following certain changes in the coverage of a defined benefit plan or a defined benefit plan formula. Read more

USCIS Proposes Amendments to High-Skilled Visa Regulations for Permanent and Temporary Workers

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is amending regulations related to certain employment-based high-skilled permanent (EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3) and temporary (H-1B) visa programs.  The proposed amendments codify provisions of the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act of 2000 (AC21), the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998...Read more

Certification of Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSB)

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is seeking input and comments on certification of Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB)  and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSB) in connection with the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program (WOSB Program). Read more

SBA Advice

Beyond Your First Employee: How to Plan for and Manage a Growing Small Business Staff

You did it! You hired your first employee. What a relief to have someone to help you grow your business. But what about when it’s time to hire a second employee, and a third? How can you... Read more

How to Start a Retail Business

'Main Street' has now become a generic term synonymous with U.S. small business in general. But for many entrepreneurs, the prospect of joining Main Street in its more literal meaning - i.e. the... Read more

Expanding SME Global Market Access

Many untapped opportunities exist outside the United States, but small firms often do not have the resources and personnel to leverage them, and rely heavily on negotiated free trade agreements to... Read more

SBA’s Emerging Leaders Helps Small Underserved Businesses to Grow

If you’re looking for a solution on how to grow your small business in 2016, the SBA may have the answer. Recruitment for the... Read more

How Color Can Help Boost Your Business

What can color do for your business’s marketing? A better question might be: What can’t it do? According to a recent infographic from... Read more

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