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GSA News

Administrator Roth Delivers Keynote Address at ACT-IAC Management of Change 2016 Conference

Administrator Roth Delivers Keynote Address at ACT-IAC Management of Change Conference 2016 Read more

GSA Introduces New Web-based Leasing Tool in Philadelphia

GSA Introduces New Web-based Leasing Tool in Philadelphia Read more

GSA Announces 2nd Opportunity to Tour Sugar Grove Station

GSA Announces 2nd Opportunity to Tour Sugar Grove Station Read more

GSA Awards Human Capital and Training Solutions Multiple-Award Contracts

GSA Awards Human Capital and Training Solutions Multiple-Award Contracts Read more

Administrator Denise Turner Roth and City Innovate Foundation Announce First-of-its-Kind Innovation Lab Bringing Public, Private and Non-Profit Sectors Together to Solve Urban Problems

5,000 sq. ft. “Superpublic” at 50 U.N. Plaza Federal Office Building will be nation’s first collaborative workspace to host City, State, and Federal. Read more

GSA Schedule and Federal Marketing News

The Lucky Government Contractor

A client called me recently to let me know that they “haven’t had much luck” generating sales under their GSA contract. Curiously, she went on to say that she recently lost a bid because “a competitor got lucky” and won it instead. Sadly, it’s not...Read more

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

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

Understand the Law Before Dropping or Reducing Employee Benefits

Small businesses facing poor or uncertain financial circumstances may be forced to consider drastic employment decisions including layoffs and benefit reductions. If your business faces such... Read more

7 Ideas for Marketing to Existing Customers

When small business owners think about marketing, they usually think about attracting new customers. But existing customers are equally, if not more, important. A... Read more

How Wearable Tech Can Help You Achieve Better Business Performance

It takes stamina and energy to run a business. Not only that, but study ... Read more

Basic Information About Operating Agreements

If you are seeking a business structure... Read more

What Happens When You Tell Everyone You’re Buying A Franchise

To put it mildly, a lot of things will start happening once you share what you’re going to do. You’ve opened the floodgates, as you’ll see. The Big Reveal Revealing... Read more

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