8(a) Business Development Program

One of the primary benefits offered by the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) mentor-protégé programs is the ability to operate outside the normal rules governing affiliation.  Generally speaking, SBA allows
Continue Reading Freedom from Affiliation? Check Your Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture Agreement

For small business government contractors, the question of affiliation should always be at the top of the list of priorities.  A finding of affiliation between your business and another business
Continue Reading Contractor Compliance Update: Mentor-Protégé Agreement Must Be Approved to Avoid Affiliation

The SBA’s new “small business mentor-protégé program” is causing quite a stir.  As we covered yesterday, the new final rule opens the door for all small businesses (not just
Continue Reading Look Before You Leap: Strategic Teaming Under the New SBA Rules

The future is now for government contractors.  A new Small Business Administration (SBA) regulation finalizes the long-anticipated expansion of the small business mentor-protégé program.  This major policy shift vastly
Continue Reading SBA Final Rule Creates New “Small Business Mentor-Protégé Program”

For small businesses, understanding the Small Business Administration’s rules concerning affiliation is vital for establishing and maintaining a certain size threshold.  Relationships that are deemed too close by the SBA
Continue Reading Eye on Affiliation: The SBA and Economic Dependence

The Small Business Administration recently denied an appeal by a disqualified joint venture on a small business set-aside contract.  The SBA found that — even though the JV was able
Continue Reading SBA: No Set-Aside Contract For Lapsed Small Business Joint Venture

Ready or not . . . here it comes.  Is your small business ready for the challenge of the SBA’s proposed expansion of the Mentor-Protege Program?

The Mentor-Protégé
Continue Reading The SBA’s Proposed Expansion of the Mentor-Protégé Program Marches On – Is Your Small Business Prepared?

Today we review more evidence reminding small business owners to get their house in order when it comes to questions of “ownership and control” in the eyes of the Small
Continue Reading Contractor Update: How to Own and Control Your Small Business

Is your small business doing all that it can to position itself in the Federal marketplace?  The Small Business Administration recently confirmed that there are literally billions of dollars on
Continue Reading Back-to-Back: U.S. Government Again Meets Small Business Contracting Goals