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GSA News

GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth delivers keynote to National Contract Management Association World Congress

GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth delivers keynote to National Contract Management Association World Congress Read more

GSA seeks Expressions of Interest for site of new courthouse

GSA seeks Expressions of Interest for site of new courthouse Read more

GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth joined business leaders to discuss IT and cybersecurity at Business Forward event

GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth joined business leaders to discuss IT and cybersecurity at Business Forward event Read more

San Ysidro Port of Entry’s New PedWest Facility, Transit Center Opens

San Ysidro Port of Entry’s New PedWest Facility, Transit Center Opens Read more

GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth hosts the Superpublic Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in San Francisco

GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth hosts the Superpublic Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in San Francisco 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

Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans

Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans Read more

Arbitration Agreements

Arbitration Agreements Read more

Office of Advocacy’s Anniversary Symposium

  Location Washington Court Hotel 525 New Jersey Ave N.W. Washington, D.C. United States 38° 53' 48.7968" N, 77° 0' 39.0888" W See map: Google Maps Read more

NIST Seeks Comment on Cybersecurity Concept Paper Addressing Smart Home Technology

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking input from industry stakeholders on the challenges of identification, authentication, and authorization for devices with the ability to connect to the internet and to send and receive data, including requirements for authentication and authorization of autonomous...Read more

IRS Proposes Rules Relating to Excise Taxes for Highway Vehicles

On April 18, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed rules relating to the excise taxes imposed on highway vehicles.  The proposed regulations would update the IRS enforcement of the Highway Revenue Act of 1982 by revising the definition of "highway vehicle" and establishing recordkeeping requirements for gross vehicle weight (GVW) and gross combined weight (GCW)....Read more

SBA Advice

3 Biggest Problems Implementing a CRM System, and What to Do About Them

CRM or customer relationship management systems can be an incredibly powerful tool to grow your business.  With CRM you can track sales leads, turns leads into closed sales faster, manage customer... Read more

The Ebbs and Flows of Franchise Brands

Do you remember when everybody practically everywhere was talking about Subway®? I sure do. Before I got into franchising, the idea of owning a Subway franchise was a hot topic. People from... Read more

Email Marketing Basics for Small Business

Email marketing is just one of many ways to engage customers and ultimately lead them to purchase a product or service. Building and maintaining a healthy email list is important in learning more... Read more

Helping Employees TaxWise Who Work from Home

According to GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com,* 3.7 million employees (2.8% of the workforce) now work from home at... Read more

How to Immediately Become a More Credit Savvy Business Owner

Credit plays an important role in your personal and business life. It impacts your purchasing power, the interest rates you’ll pay, and the terms of repayment. The more insight you have about... Read more

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