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This section contains links to articles regarding federal busienss and key federal agency news.  Updated daily.

GSA News

What New and Innovative Features will Drive the Future of Government Payments?

GSA Issues Request For Information to Collect Industry Input for Next-Gen...Read more

GSA's FSSI Third-Generation Office Supplies (OS3) Solution Ready for Business

GAO Denies All Protests, Paving the Way for Millions in Savings on Office...Read more

GSA Issues Draft Solicitation for New Leasing Support Services Contract

New Contract is Expected to Generate Approximately $100M in Rent Credits to Tenant...Read more

GSA's ARRA-Funded Green Investments Help Federal Buildings Weather the Storm

ARRA-funded projects used an average of 5.5 percent less energy compared to the winter before the project...Read more

GSA Integrated Award Environment Common Services Award

GSA) announces it awarded a contract for common services for transforming the current Integrated Award...Read more

GSA Schedule and Federal Marketing News

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

Price Reduction Clause Spells Troubles for a GSA Contractor

According to a report published in PC World yesterday, the large technology contractor CA was sued by the Department of Justice for failing to comply with the price reduction clause of its GSA Contract. According to DOJ, this violated the False...Read more

Selling to Government: Help Establish the Agency Buying Vision

Have you ever thought this? You have a great solution to an agency’s problem, but the solicitation contains a few odd requirements.  And maybe the language suggests it is wired for someone else.  It’s not necessarily for any underhanded...Read more

GSA Contract Renewal - First Things First

Before you attempt to extend your GSA contract for another five years, your team needs to understand the renewal process and and begin preparing well before the official renewal process...Read more

GSA Contract Audit – The Video

It usually starts off with an email from someone at GSA, that begins, “As part of your GSA schedule contract requirement, I would like to set up a Contractor Assistance Visit (CAV) review with you on...Read more

SBA News

Advocacy Releases Annual Small Business Lending Report

Both number and value of small business loans increase for the first time in five...Read more

IRS Issues Proposed Regulations for Partners to Measure Interest in Unrealized Receivables and Inventory Items

On November 3, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations that prescribe how a partner should measure its interest in a partnership's unrealized receivables and inventory items.  The proposed rule also would provide guidance regarding the tax consequences of a distribution that causes a reduction in that interest.  The proposed regulations affect partners in...Read more

Extended Comment Period- Waters of the United States

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have extended the comment period for the proposed rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA).  This proposal would set forth several categories of waters to be included in the definition as well as establish waters that are subject to the act.  The comment period now...Read more

STEM Entrepreneurship: Are Women on a Level Playing Field?

  STEM Entrepreneurship:  Are Women on a Level Playing Field? Office of Advocacy report identifies gender differences in STEM entrepreneurship and strives to find avenues for...Read more

SBA Advice

6 Golden Rules for Building Your Business with Social Media

Is your small business on social media? Is it working for you? Tried it but not convinced? Social media is the top online activity in the U.S., according...Read more

Franchise Businesses: Online Security Matters

Like you don’t have enough to worry about when you’re setting up your franchise business. There are many things you’ll need to do before you can open your doors...Read more

6 Options for Financing Your Small Business Marketing Plan

According to LegalZoom, small businesses spend up to 50 percent of their sales on introductory...Read more

Everything You Need to Know (Taxwise) About Year-End Bonuses

If your business can afford it and you want to reward employees, year-end cash bonuses may be the way to go. In providing this additional compensation, understand what it means from a...Read more

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