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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

Army Corps of Engineers and EPA Seek Comments on Proposed Rule to Recodify Definition of Waters of the United States

On July 27, 2017, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a proposed rule to recodify the existing definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS). The rule would apply the definition of WOTUS as it existed before the 2015 Clean Water Rule. The proposed rule would rescind the 2015 Clean Water Rule and replace it with a recodification...Read more

U.S. Department of the Interior Seeks Comments on Its Proposed Rule to Rescind the 2015 Oil and Gas Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal Indian Lands Rule

On July 25, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a proposed rule to rescind the 2015 final rule entitled “Oil and Gas; Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Indian Land.” BLM is proposing to rescind the rule stating that it is unnecessarily duplicative and burdensome. BLM is seeking public comments on the proposed rule. Read more

USDA Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule for Establishment of Reporting Requirements and Information Collection for Pecan Growers

On July 21, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) published a proposed rule addressing reporting requirements and information collection for pecans grown in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas. The rule would require all pecan handlers to submit...Read more

DOL Requests Information Regarding Overtime Exemptions under the FLSA

On July 26, 2017, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (DOL) published a Request for Information (R Read more

DOL Requests Information Regarding the Fiduciary Rule and Prohibited Transaction Exemptions

On July 6, 2017, the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) of the Department of Labor (DOL) published a Request for Information in connection with its examination of the final rule defining who is a “fiduciary” of an employee benefit plan as a result of giving investment advice for a fee or other compensation with respect to assets Read more

SBA Advice

How To Complain To Your Franchisor To Get An Issue Resolved

Occasionally, franchise owners run into problems running their businesses. If you decide to become a franchise owner, who should you communicate with to get an issue you’re... Read more

5 Key Financial Tips When Starting a Business from Home

Did you know more than 52% of all small businesses in the U.S. are home based? According to the Small Business Administration, there are more than 28 million small businesses in the United... Read more

Cultivating a Business

Who doesn’t love the freshness of vine-ripened... Read more

Training the Staff You Envision

For small business owners, it can be difficult to find good job candidates. Small businesses often times have to compete in the job market with large employers offering an attractive menu of... Read more

4 Marketing Mistakes That Can Get You in Legal Trouble

Advertising and marketing is regulated by federal law, and if you’re not on top of the regulations that apply to you, your ads could end up costing you more in fines than they bring in business.... Read more

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