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GSA News

GSA Awards Contracts For Nashville’s New U.S. Courthouse Construction Project

GSA Awards Contracts For Nashville’s New U.S. Courthouse Construction Project Read more

Navy Signs a Memo of Use for GSA’s OASIS Professional Services Contracts

Navy Signs a Memo of Use for GSA’s OASIS Professional Services Contracts Read more

GSA to Open Sealed Bid for the Sugar Grove Station in Eastern West Virginia

GSA to Open Sealed Bid for the Sugar Grove Station in Eastern West Virginia Read more

GSA’s IT Schedule 70 to Open SINs for Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services

GSA’s IT Schedule 70 to Open SINs for Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services Read more

2016 GSA Design Awards Asserts Federal Government’s Creative Leadership

2016 GSA Design Awards Asserts Federal Government’s Creative Leadership 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

Extension of Comment Period – Horse Protection; Licensing of DQPs and Other Amendments

On September 16, 2016, the Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) extended the public comment period by 30 days for its proposed rule, “Horse Protection; Licensing of Designated Qualified Persons and Other Amendments.”  The proposed rule would transfer responsibility for training, licensing, and monitoring third-party, independent inspectors (known as “Designated Qualified...Read more

NOAA Proposes Protective Regulations for Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins

On August 24, 2016, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) proposed a regulation under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) to prohibit swimming with and approaching Hawaiian spinner dolphins within 50 yards.  The proposed rule would apply to activities within 2 nautical miles (nm) of the Hawaiian Islands and in the waters between the islands of Lanai, Maui, and...Read more

Traditional Lending for Small Business on the Decline: What about Alternative Finance?

For Release: September 7, 2016 SBA Number: 16-08 ADV Contact: Elle Patout Elle.Patout@sba.gov   Read more

USCIS Proposes Rule to Allow Parole or Temporary Status to International Entrepreneurs

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is proposing a new rule which would allow international entrepreneurs to be considered for parole or temporary permission to be in the United States. Entrepreneurs may be granted an initial stay of two years, and seek a subsequent request for re-parole for up to three additional years.  USCIS welcomes public comment on the...Read more

More Seniors, More Entrepreneurs: Senior Self-Employment on the Rise in the U.S.

For Release: August 18, 2016 SBA Number: 16-07 ADV Contact: Elle Patout Elle.Patout@sba.gov Read more

SBA Advice

Can You Really Start a Business With Just a Smartphone? Yes!

It might seem a bit surprising it’s absolutely possible to start and run a business from your smartphone. At the very least, you can start a business and run the majority of it from a smartphone... Read more

Back to School: Franchise Business Opportunities in the Children’s Education Industry

For nine months out of the year, most children attend school. They are learning to read and write. With our fast-moving technological ad scientific advances, there are other skills that are... Read more

Are you SBA’s Next Winner?

Are you a small business owner with an amazing success story to tell?  If so, submit your nomination today for SBA’s National Small Business Week awards. National Small Business Week has... Read more

Seasonal Employees: What to Know for the Upcoming Holiday Season

Retailers, food establishments, and some other types of businesses routinely take on more help to handle customers during the holiday season. These extra workers can go a long way in making your... Read more

How Net 30 Accounts Help Conserve Business Cash Flow

For every business, the cash flowing into a company is essential for covering the day to day expenses necessary to operate a business. It keeps lights on and doors open; cash flow is truly the... Read more

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