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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

News Release 8/1/2013 GSA Releases Final OASIS Requests For Proposals
News Release 8/16/2013
News Release 8/8/2013 GSA and partners broke ground on a new sustainable and cost-effective United States Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles.
News Release 8/8/2013 GSA issues RFI for Metro West Federal Facility in Baltimore, Maryland.
News Release 8/6/2013 GSA launches a new e-tool designed to help federal, state and local governments navigate the many ways to purchase IT from GSA.

GSA Schedule and Federal Marketing News

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 ___. ” A pit forms in the base of your...Read More
Increasingly, state, local and education institutions (SLED) have been taking advantage of buying products and services at preferred rates from favored vendors through the GSA schedule program. What is a SLED agency?  A SLED agency...Read More
We routinely speak with a lot of business developers who are responsible for government sales in their organization.  They often have a good understanding of GSA’s federal supply schedule program and know that  getting on the GSA list...Read More
This new infographic summarizes the process and benefits of getting a GSA contract.  It contains: the four phases of getting a GSA schedule contract. Sales chart to show that a GSA contract is worth getting Key GSA Schedule...Read More
Expansion of the State and Local Disaster Recovery Purchasing Program Section 4 of the Federal Supply Schedules Usage Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-263), stated that the Recovery Purchasing program be expanded to include the words " facilitate...Read More

SBA News

Page Title:  EPA Issues Proposed Rule Concerning Formaldehyde Emissions Standards for Composite Wood Products Page summary:  On June 10, 2013, EPA issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register concerning formaldehyde emissions standards for composite wood...Read More
Landing page summary:  I am writing you for two reasons. First, I want to commend certain Food and Drug Administration (FDA) employees for the important contributions made by them during small business roundtables hosted by impacted industries designed to disseminate information and to answer questions on the Food Safety Modernization Act...Read More
Page summary:  Winslow Sargeant, Ph.D., Chief Counsel for Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship on the Office of Advocacy Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Printer Friendly Version read more
The April 2014 issue of The Small Business Advocate features a visit by read more
Landing page summary:  On behalf of the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, I am writing to urge the Federal Communications Commission to move forward and strengthen protections for small multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) under the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992 (Cable...Read More

SBA Advice

Being “green” or environmentally friendly is probably not a new idea to you as a small business owner. In the last few years especially, the discussion of green business practices, services and products has become so prevalent that...Read More
You know from our blog post SBA, SCORE, and SBDCs Explained – 3 Essential Local Resources for Small Business Owners that there are a number of resources available to help your business succeed. There are also a few resources available to...Read More
If you’re a small business owner interested in exporting – or are already navigating the international arena – you know there’s a lot to get organized. The resources available from Export.gov can help you with all the...Read More
Have you celebrated your small business’ accomplishments lately? In a few weeks, we’ll be tuning in to watch the Oscars – the Academy Awards – an occasion that acknowledges the finest achievements in the film industry in the...Read More
Valentine’s Day is upon us, and we know that businesses large and small incorporate this holiday of love into sales and marketing efforts with the hope that customers will spread a little more love their way. But another great way to...Read More