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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 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

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

State Department Proposes Changes to the Exchange Visitor Program for Summer Work Travel

The U.S. Department of State proposes to amend existing regulations to provide new program requirements for the Summer Work Travel category of the Exchange Visitor Program.  With this proposed rulemaking, the Department proposes to: specify and add to the program requirements for sponsors, their third parties and hosts; enhance transparency in the recruitment of exchange visitors; limit...Read more

USCIS Proposes Rule Increasing Minimum Investment Thresholds for the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is proposing changes to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program which allows individuals to be eligible to apply for lawful permanent residence in the United States if they make the necessary investments in a commercial enterprise in the United States and create 10 permanent full-time jobs for qualified U.S. workers.    Read more

Advocacy Report Explains High Entrepreneurship among Immigrants

For Release: January 12, 2017 SBA Number: 17-01 ADV   Media Contacts: Elizabeth Horowitz...Read more

2017 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

Office of the United States Trade Representative: The European Union/Measures Concerning Meat and Meat Products

On Wednesday, December 28, 2016, the Office  of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register a notice for  “Public Comments and Hearing Regarding a Request to Reinstate Action Taken in Connection with the European’s Union’s Measures Concerning Meat and Meat Products.” The EU bans the import of beef and beef products produced from animals in which six...Read more

SBA Advice

How to Use the ‘Rule of Three’ to Create a Business Credit Profile

Did you know a business credit profile plays a direct role in a company’s ability to obtain credit that it can use to purchase products or services? Whether you are a startup or existing... Read more

Creating Jobs By Investing In Small Business

As Washington prepares for inauguration, a study released today conducted by the Library of Congress’... Read more

6 Tools Every Small Business Owner Needs to Succeed in 2017

The dawn of 2017 likely brings with it new optimism — not just in your personal life, but for your business as well. But are you ready to take on this new year wisely? Before you start... Read more

Why Traditional Advertising Still Matters

Online, mobile and other forms of digital advertising are top-of-mind for most marketers these days. But in the rush to digital, are you forgetting a vital part of marketing? Two recent studies... Read more

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